Job prospects Architect in Nova Scotia
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Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "architect" in Nova Scotia or Canada.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Architects (NOC 21200) in Nova Scotia for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Architects in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 350 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Architects mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 90%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 82% of architects work all year, while 18% 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 47 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 26% of architects are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 67% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 33% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: n/a
    • high school diploma or equivalent: n/a
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: less than 5% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 30% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 64% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Location Job prospects
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined
Cape Breton Region Undetermined
Halifax Region Moderate
North Shore Region Undetermined
Southern Region Undetermined

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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