Job prospects Accountant in Québec

Job opportunities for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) are fair in Québec over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an accountant.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Québec

Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in Québec for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employers usually require a university degree in business administration or accounting, as well as completion of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program. However, a diploma of college studies in Accounting, combined with a few years of experience, may be sufficient for some positions. Bilingualism, strong analytical skills, attention to detail, autonomy and computer knowledge, particularly in accounting software and Microsoft Office, are assets often in demand.

Changes in employment for this occupational group depend on the demand for accounting services across all industries, but particularly in services. The need for transparency, cybersecurity and accountability, and the need to prevent fraud, increase investment and track cash flow are expected to drive increased demand for accounting records, which could boost employment of these professionals. However, the automation of accounting now allows other employees to perform tasks previously performed by accountants, which reduces the magnitude of favourable trends for this occupation.

While it will be fair elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be good in the following regions:

  • Lanaudière and Abitibi-Témiscamingue, due to moderate job creation

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

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