Job prospects Accountant in Manitoba

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "accountant" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• Improved economic growth and business activity expected over the forecast period will support opportunities in this occupation.

• Occupational growth is expected to remain stable, supported by the diversity of sectors and clients requiring services of financial auditors and accountants.

• Need for financial decision-making to support new markets and growth opportunities, and regulatory oversight to help reduce financial risks.

• Greater use of technology such as artificial intelligence, and block chain, may change part of the role and skill set of an accountant.

Here are some key facts about Financial auditors and accountants in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 5,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 34%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 90% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 10% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 77% of financial auditors and accountants work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 15% of financial auditors and accountants are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 47% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 53% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 9% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 26% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 47% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 17% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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