Job prospects Health Care Aide in Manitoba

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Job opportunities in Manitoba

Prospects over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 33102) in Manitoba for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • There is an increased need for health-related services to support Manitoba’s growing and aging population.
  • The provincial government announced record spending for health care in 2023, including a $1.2B multi-year capital campaign that will add capacity to nine health care facilities across the province. The previous year, the province set a goal of recruiting 2,000 new health care workers, including nurses and nurse aides.
  • The Government of Manitoba is on track to exceed its goal of opening 1,200 new personal care home beds by 2025. In 2023, the provincial government announced funding for the planning and design of six new personal care homes in Winnipeg and the Interlake region.
  • The Province spent $16M this year to boost staffing at long-term care homes in an effort to boost the number of daily hours of care residents receive.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient services associates appear third on Manitoba’s top 10 occupations with the highest number of forecasted job openings, according to the province’s labour market outlook for 2022-2026.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 15,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 45%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 28%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 14%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 68% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 32% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 67% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 44 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 19% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 81% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 6% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 22% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 33% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 18% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 18% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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