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Outlook & Prospects for University Professors in Mauricie Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Mauricie Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for University Professors (NOC 4121) in the Mauricie region.
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 is expected to remain relatively stable.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Labour needs will stem mostly from positions vacated by university professors who will be retiring in large numbers. The percentage of university professors aged 55 and over at the time of the 2011 Census was clearly higher than it was for all occupations. Other positions will become vacant since some university professors will move to other occupations. Experience and training in university teaching provide access to a wide range of positions related to their field of teaching and to promotions to management positions in the university teaching sector. However, career paths are usually developed within the occupation.
These openings will be available to people who meet occupational requirements. In order to become a university professor, a PhD specialized in the topic being taught is usually required. This occupation is experiencing serious shortages in disciplines such as engineering, computer science and medicine. These shortages stem to a large extent from competition from universities in the United States and in the rest of Canada, and the effects of competition from the rest of the labour market; they offer better compensation to these highly qualified professionals. The requirements of universities for lecturing positions vary significantly by establishment, the field of study and the specific courses being taught. The basic requirement is a PhD specialized in the topic being taught, but master's graduates who are continuing their PhD studies and those holding bachelor's degree with significant experience in the field of study are also generally accepted. Some research assistants (NOC) 4122 will be able to access, amongst others, teaching assistant positions. Few positions will be filled by unemployed university professors, since unemployment occurs almost exclusively in summer and vanishes when the demand for professors is at its height. According to the Quebec Government, the number of university students at the doctorate level is expected to increase during the period under review. The growth of this succession pool can only serve to facilitate the renewal of the supply of specialized labour.
According to Government of Québec forecasts, which take into account demographics and school attendance rates, the university student population should remain stable during the forecast period, due to the increasing attendance of foreign students. However, announced budget cuts in university funding could diminish the demand for this occupation over the next few years. Mauricie region has only university, which is the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
Here are some key facts about University Professors in the Mauricie region:
- Approximately 410 people work in this occupation.
- University Professors mainly work in the following sectors:
- Educational services (NAICS 61): more than 95%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 6% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 68% compared to 68% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 26% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016
- The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières will reduce its professorial staff by eliminating 15 positions in 2016-2017 and 17 positions the following year. This action is part of the university's financial recovery plan. (available in French only)
- The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is organizing an education career day on December 9, 2015 so that students interested in pursuing a career in education can meet potential employers from within Quebec and from elsewhere in Canada (available in French only)
- Budget cuts at the Commission scolaire de l'Énergie in Shawinigan have led to the termination of 29 jobs, including 9 support staff, 6 executives, 4 special education specialists, 3 team leaders, and 2 psychoeducators (available in French only)
- Cégep de Trois-Rivières has had to reduce its payroll expenses, and about 20 employees will be affected: 9 among professional staff, 8 among support staff, and 3 full-time equivalents are being eliminated among teachers (available in French only)
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