Job prospects Psychologist in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Psychologists (NOC 4151) are good in Prince Edward Island over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a psychologist.

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 Prince Edward Island

Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Psychologists (NOC 4151) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 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.

Psychologists in PEI typically work for either the provincial government, most often for the Departments of Health and Wellness or Education and Lifelong Learning, or in private practice. Currently, demand in both the public and private sector is outpacing the supply of available psychologists, creating long wait times for public access. Limited space availability in appropriate graduate programs and in required post-graduation work placements likely means that demand for additional psychologists will remain strong for the foreseeable future.

Here are some key facts about Psychologists in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Psychologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 47%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 27%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 16%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 30% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 70% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 60% of psychologists work all year, while 40% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations.
  • 44% of psychologists are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Psychologists (NOC 4151) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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