Job prospects Post-secondary Research Assistant in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) are fair in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a post-secondary research assistant.

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 New Brunswick

post-secondary research assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 91%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 53% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 47% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 30% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 70% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 23 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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