Job prospects Legal Researcher in Nova Scotia

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

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 Nova Scotia

legal researcher
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many 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 Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 1,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Paralegal and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Legal services (NAICS 5411): 83%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 74% of paralegal and related occupations work all year, while 26% 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 32 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of paralegal and related occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Fair Fair
    Cape Breton Region Fair Fair
    Halifax Region Fair Fair
    North Shore Region Fair Fair
    Southern Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    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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