Job prospects Geriatric Aide in Saskatchewan
Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are good in Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan
The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Saskatchewan 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Employment in healthcare, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of the aging population and to alleviate existing health inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers.
Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Saskatchewan region:
- Approximately 11,400 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): 55%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 27%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
- Social assistance (NAICS 624): 7%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 69% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 31% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 58% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Saskatchewan by economic region.
|Northern Region||Good Good|
|Prince Albert Region||Good Good|
|Regina–Moose Mountain Region||Good Good|
|Saskatoon–Biggar Region||Good Good|
|Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region||Good Good|
|Yorkton–Melville Region||Good Good|
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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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