Job prospects Legal Researcher in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) are fair in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a legal researcher.

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 New Brunswick

legal researcher
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) in New Brunswick for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Paralegal and related occupations in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Paralegal and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Legal services (NAICS 5411): 74%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 75% of paralegal and related occupations work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 23 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 10% of paralegal and related occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Campbellton–Miramichi Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmundston–Woodstock Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Fredericton–Oromocto Fair Fair
    Moncton–Richibucto Region Fair Fair
    Saint John–St. Stephen Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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