Job prospects Accountant in the Calgary Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Financial auditors and accountants in the Calgary Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2018-2020). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in the Calgary region for the 2021-2023 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 17,720 people work in this occupation.
  • Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 33%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 21%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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