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University Professors  (NOC 4121)
Laval Region
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University professors teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research at universities and degree-granting colleges. University professors who are heads of departments are included in this unit group.

English professor, assistant professor, botany, associate professor, linguistics, chairperson, food sciences department, chairperson, physics department, department head, geography, lecturer – university, professor of computer science, professor of medicine, university instructor, engineering, university professor.

University professors perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Teach one or more university subjects to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to students and conduct laboratory sessions or discussion groups
  • Prepare, administer and grade examinations, laboratory assignments and reports
  • Advise students on course and academic matters and career decisions
  • Direct research programs of graduate students and advise on research matters
  • Conduct research in field of specialization and publish findings in scholarly journals or books
  • May serve on faculty committees dealing with such matters as curriculum planning and degree requirements, and perform a variety of administrative duties
  • May represent their universities as speakers and guest lecturers
  • May provide professional consultative services to government, industry and private individuals.

University professors specialize in a particular subject matter such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, sociology, business administration or law.

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Outlook & Prospects for University Professors in Laval 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.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for University Professors in Laval Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Laval Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2013-05-06

For the 2012-2014 forecast period, the employment outlook in the Laval region is good for this occupation. The majority of job opportunities will be the result of retirements and, to a lesser extent, job creation.

The level of employment in this occupation has been rising in recent years. New university campuses in the Greater Montréal area (in Longueuil and Laval) are promoting higher education and fostering the growth of education-related jobs in the region. In addition, the school attendance rate for young adults is up, and there is a growing demand for an increasingly skilled labour force.

Since this trend is ongoing, the number of university professors is expected to continue to rise slightly over the 2012-2014 forecast horizon.

Almost all the workers in this occupational group are employed in educational services.

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