Job prospects Post-secondary Research Assistant in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) are fair in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

post-secondary research assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Labour needs will stem primarily from positions vacated by teaching and research assistants at the post-secondary level who complete their studies and move on to other occupations. This underlines the high turnover in this occupation.

Job opportunities will be accessible essentially to students who have a bachelor's degree and who are enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in a relevant field of specialization. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic results and their communication skills.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 83%
    • Other schools and instruction (NAICS 6115-6117): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 29% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 44% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 56% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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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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