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Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists  (NOC 3222)
Mauricie Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists in Mauricie Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Québec.

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Table on the employment potential for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists in Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Québec Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists (NOC 3222) in Quebec.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be strong.
  • A small number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
  • Employee turnover in this occupation is high, which could generate additional employment opportunities.
  • Recent graduates in educational programs leading to this occupation have found it easy to find work in a related field.

Here are some key facts about Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists in Quebec:

  • Approximately 5,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 95%
  • 53% of Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 9% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 87% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: less than 5% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: less than 5% for all occupations
    • Women: more than 95%
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 89% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Table on the employment potential for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists in Mauricie Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Capitale-Nationale Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Centre-du-Québec Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Côte-Nord Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Estrie Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Lanaudière Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Laurentides Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Laval Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Mauricie Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Montérégie Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Montréal Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Nord-du-Québec Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Outaouais Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the proportion of people in this occupation who were self-employed are not sufficiently reliable to be published.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 88% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 98% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.

Additional Provincial Prospects

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