Job prospects Accountant in Manitoba

Job opportunities for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) are fair in Manitoba 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 Manitoba

accountant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 5,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 30%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
  • 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.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Manitoba by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Interlake Region Fair Fair
    North Central Region Good Good
    North Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Parklands Region Undetermined Undetermined
    South Central Region Good Good
    Southeast Region Fair Fair
    Southwest Region Fair Fair
    Winnipeg Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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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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