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Financial and Investment Analysts  (NOC 1112)
Centre-du-Québec Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Financial and Investment Analysts in Centre-du-Québec 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 Financial and Investment Analysts 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 Financial and Investment Analysts (NOC 1112) 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.

Over the next few years, most labour requirements will result primarily from employment growth, which will be significantly higher than that of all occupations combined. Some job openings may also be generated by retiring workers, although the proportion of analysts age 55 and older is less that of workers overall. Analysts with experience can be appointed to securities manager positions, which may create additional job opportunities.

This situation will make entering the labour market fairly easy for university graduates from training programs giving access to this occupation. Because the share of immigrants is higher in these occupations than on average, there may be job openings for workers from outside the province who meet the occupational requirements.

Employment growth in this occupational group will be generated primarily by the expanding finance and insurance sectors, more specifically in credit intermediation and related activities, securities, commodity contracts and other related financial investment activities. Employment growth will also depend on trends influencing employment in public administration, but to a lesser extent.

The diversification of financial products for individuals and businesses, population aging, which is fuelling an increase in the demand for personalized retirement and estate-planning financial advice, the increase in value of investments, as well as the restructuring of financial institutions seeking to improve customer service by increasing the number of service points or by extending business hours, will promote the hiring of financial and investment analysts to work in financial institutions. However, the scope of government spending cuts and the overall freeze on public and parapublic sector hiring, resulting from a desire to balance budgets, may have a negative impact on employment in public administrations.

Here are some key facts about Financial and Investment Analysts in Quebec:

  • Approximately 17,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Financial and Investment Analysts mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (NAICS 52, 53): 48%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
  • 78% of Financial and Investment Analysts work all year, while 22% 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: 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 86% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 9% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 51% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 49% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • 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: 6% 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: 21% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: 46% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 26% compared to 8% for all occupations

Table on the employment potential for Financial and Investment Analysts in Centre-du-Québec Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Capitale-Nationale Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Centre-du-Québec Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Côte-Nord Region Good   (3 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 Undetermined   (Undetermined) 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 Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Outaouais Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15

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