Job prospects Accountant in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an accountant.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
Job opportunities in British Columbia
The employment outlook will be fair for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Financial auditors and accountants in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 31,000 people work in this occupation.
- Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 40%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 88% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 12% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 71% of financial auditors and accountants work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 18% of financial auditors and accountants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Fair Fair|
|Kootenay Region||Fair Fair|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Fair Fair|
|Nechako Region||Good Good|
|North Coast Region||Good Good|
|Northeast Region||Fair Fair|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Good Good|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Good Good|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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