Job prospects Accountant in the Northern Region

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

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job prospects

accountant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in the Northern region for the 2019--2021 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 Northern region:

  • Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
  • Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 40%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 19%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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