Job prospects Health Care Aide in the South Central Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates" in the South Central Region or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the South Central Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook 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 the South Central region for the 2023-2025 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the South Central region:

  • Approximately 1,280 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): 65%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 33%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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