Outlook 911 Dispatcher in the Ottawa Region

Find key facts and figures about working as a 911 dispatcher throughout the Ottawa Region. The following information is applicable to all Dispatchers (NOC 1525).

Dispatchers operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and to co-ordinate the activities of drivers and other personnel. They are employed by police, fire and health View more about 911 dispatcher

Job outlook for Dispatchers in Ottawa Region

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Ottawa Region Limited

The employment outlook will be fair for Dispatchers (NOC 1525) in the Ottawa region for the 2017-2019 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Individuals who are fluent in both English and French may have improved job prospects.

Here are some key facts about Dispatchers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 830 people work in this occupation.
  • Dispatchers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 34%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 18%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 12%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 5%
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