Job prospects Technician, Thermology And Electrolysis in Ontario

Job opportunities for Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations (NOC 6562) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a technician, thermology and electrolysis.

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.

Job opportunities in Ontario

technician, thermology and electrolysis
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations (NOC 6562) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.

The majority of these workers are employed in the personal care services sector. Other key employers can be found in the retail trade industry, mainly in health and personal care stores.

Job opportunities for this group are driven by population growth and the level of consumer discretionary spending. Many regions of the province are experiencing a fast increase in the population. Also, although personal care trends can shift, there are indications that interest, usage and demand for some of these services has increased, maintaining demand in this field.

A relatively high share (31%) of Ontario's estheticians, electrologists and related occupations are self-employed. Beauty-related trends, tools and methods are constantly changing, therefore those who keep up to date with the latest developments and have an online presence will have better prospects.

The entry requirements for most positions within this occupational group are relatively low, which opens the occupation to a larger pool of workers. Most employers require candidates to have a high school, college or beauty school certificate, and on-the-job-training is often provided. However, some employers and clients may prefer estheticians and electrologists that are certified from an approved training institution. This occupation has a younger workforce so job turnover may be high as workers leave for other occupations. Additionally, those willing to work part time and long and varying shifts may have an advantage in securing employment. For example, estheticians, electrologists and those in related occupations may need to work evenings or early shifts on weekends preparing clients for special events. Some clients may also prefer or need home visits, therefore flexibility is an asset.

Here are some key facts about Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 17,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Personal and laundry services (NAICS 812): 77%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 16%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 63% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 37% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 53% of estheticians, electrologists and related occupations work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 31% of estheticians, electrologists and related occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations (NOC 6562) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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