Job prospects Accountant in Northwest Territories
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "accountant" was moved from the group Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) to the group Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 11100).
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "accountant" in Northwest Territories or Canada.
Job opportunities in Northwest Territories
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
The employment outlook will be good for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in Northwest Territories for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- 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 Northwest Territories:
- Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 61%
- Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 13%
- Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 5%
- Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 5%
- Wholesale and Retail Trade (NAICS 41, 44-45): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 94% compared to 86% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 6% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 64% of financial auditors and accountants work all year, while 36% 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 29 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
- 15% of financial auditors and accountants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 63% compared to 53% for all occupations
- Women: 38% compared to 47% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: n/a
- high school diploma or equivalent: 15% compared to 22% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 24% compared to 24% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 32% compared to 16% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 28% compared to 7% for all occupations
Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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