Job prospects Geriatric Aide in Nunavut
Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are fair in Nunavut 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 Nunavut
The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Nunavut for the 2021-2023 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.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
- High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
Employment in health-care, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of Canada's aging population. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers. In the first quarter of 2021, nearly one out of five unfilled jobs in Canada was in the health-care and social assistance sector (Labour Force Survey 2021).
Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Nunavut region:
- Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
- Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 95%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 65% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 35% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 50% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 50% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 24 weeks compared to 24 weeks for all occupations.
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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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