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 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 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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

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