Job prospects Geriatric Aide in Québec

Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are good in Québec 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 Québec

geriatric aide
Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

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

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