Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical in the Thompson–Okanagan Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Thompson–Okanagan Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Thompson - Okanagan region 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.

Employment opportunities are expected to improve in the region as a new urgent and primary care centred has opened in Penticton. In addition, additional staff may be needed in some rural communities to ensure continued services. Employment opportunities may arise following the implementation of the province’s vaccination mandate.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 5,730 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 63%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 32%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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