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Receptionists  (NOC 1414)
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

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.

Information on the 3-Year Employment Outlooks for certain occupational groupings is not currently available on Job Bank. Until the completion of the analysis based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification is complete in December 2016, please consult the Open Data website or contact the Labour Market Information Division ( NC-LMI-IMT-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ) to obtain further information for occupations for which outlooks are not currently available.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Receptionists in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest 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 growth is expected to be weak.
  • A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 16,630 people work in this occupation.
  • Receptionists and Switchboard Operators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
  • Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414) and Telephone Operators (NOC 1424) fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 60% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

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