Job prospects Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA) in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Financial auditors and accountants in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region. These trends also apply to people working as a chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA).

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

Labour shortage

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA)
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 Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Financial auditors and accountants in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 6,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Financial auditors and accountants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 11%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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