Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are limited in Northwest Territories over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a support services assistant - medical.

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 Northwest Territories

support services assistant - medical
Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate 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 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 Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • 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: 77% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 66% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 34% 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 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    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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