Job prospects Psychologist in the Halifax Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Psychologists in the Halifax Region. These trends also apply 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.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Psychologists (NOC 4151) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Psychologists in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Psychologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 50%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 26%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 15%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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