Job prospects Geriatric Aide in Manitoba

Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are good in Manitoba over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a geriatric aide.

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.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

geriatric aide
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Manitoba for the 2021-2023 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.

Staff from all health care disciplines are needed to support the operation of health care facilities in Manitoba. An aging population will put added pressure on the health care system and compound an ongoing shortage of health care professionals throughout the province. This industry is also currently experiencing an acute labour shortage for occupations directly impacted by the pandemic.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 16,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 46%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 27%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
  • 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
  • 57% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% 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.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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