Job prospects Accountant in the Estrie Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Financial auditors and accountants" in the Estrie Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for Financial auditors and accountants in the Estrie Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 11100) in the Estrie region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

The employment outlook for this occupational group depends primarily on the demand for accounting services. In addition, the ongoing need for accounting, to increase investments and track cash flow should create jobs for these professionals.

Rapid changes in accounting standards involve frequent updates to new rules. Moreover, the increasing number of these standards is making it more difficult for companies to manage them, which supports this profession.

Government measures to support businesses, in response to the economic slowdown, could increase the number of tasks related to grant applications or reporting on various assistance programs. Therefore, they could bolster the demand for accounting services.

While the employment outlook for this occupational group is good at the provincial level, it will be moderate in Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Bas-Saint-Laurent and Outaouais.

Here are some key facts about Financial auditors and accountants in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 1,500 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 45%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Financial auditors and accountants across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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