Job prospects Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA) in Saskatchewan

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 "chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA)" 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 a "chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA)" in Saskatchewan or Canada.

Job opportunities in Saskatchewan

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA)
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) in Saskatchewan for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

What are the main trends affecting employment?

  • An aging workforce will likely support employment opportunities for this occupation.
  • Economic growth and increased public services (healthcare, public administration) increases demand for this occupation to provide accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services.
  • Employment opportunities are influenced by ongoing digital transformation initiatives, including the availability of online services and automation of back-office processes.

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

  • Approximately 4,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 28%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 90% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 10% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 75% of financial auditors and accountants work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of financial auditors and accountants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 36% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 64% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 10% compared to 32% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 31% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 45% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 10% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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