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Announcers and Other Broadcasters  (NOC 5231)
Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Announcers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.

announcer, broadcaster, disc jockey – broadcast, news reader, radio host/hostess, sports announcer, talk show host/hostess, television host/hostess, traffic reporter, weather reporter.

Announcers and other broadcasters perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Select and introduce music, videos and other entertainment material for broadcast and make commercial and public service announcements
  • Act as host/hostess or master of ceremonies, introduce and interview guests and conduct proceedings of shows or programs
  • Read news, sports and weather for radio and television
  • Report on weather conditions using information provided by weather forecasting services
  • Report on traffic conditions by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle
  • May present own material or material prepared by others.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Barrie, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Orillia, Waterloo, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, New Hamburg, New Tecumseth, Orangeville, Penetanguishene, Port McNicoll, Shelburne, Alliston, Ayr, Beeton, Buena Vista Park, Cardwell, Cookstown, Cumberland Beach, Elmira, Elmvale, Purple Hill, Rockcut, Rockwood, Starrview Acres, St. Jacobs, Tottenham

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

Outlook & Prospects for Announcers and Other Broadcasters in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie 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 Ontario.

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Table on the employment potential for Announcers and Other Broadcasters in Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Ontario Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Ontario with few and infrequent job opportunities.

Table on the employment potential for Announcers and Other Broadcasters in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Kingston - Pembroke Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
London Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Muskoka-Kawarthas Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Northeast Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Northwest Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Ottawa Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Toronto Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Windsor-Sarnia Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Additional Provincial Prospects

Visit the Provincial Job Futures for information on the current trends and the future outlook for occupations in this province or territory. This Web site is a joint effort of the federal, provincial and territorial governments. You can view a report specific to this occupation on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.

Please consult the Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.