Job prospects Coding Clerk - Statistics in Canada

People working as a coding clerk - statistics have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These prospects are applicable to all Survey interviewers and statistical clerks (NOC 1454).

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.

Location Job prospects
Newfoundland and Labrador Undetermined Undetermined
Prince Edward Island Undetermined Undetermined
Nova Scotia Fair Fair
New Brunswick Fair Fair
Quebec Fair Fair
Ontario Undetermined Undetermined
Manitoba Good Good
Saskatchewan Fair Fair
Alberta Fair Fair
British Columbia Fair Fair
Yukon Territory Undetermined Undetermined
Northwest Territories Undetermined Undetermined
Nunavut Undetermined Undetermined
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2019-2028 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.


SURPLUS: This occupational group is expected to face labour surplus conditions over the period of 2019-2028 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

Employment in 2018


Median age of workers in 2018


Average retirement age in 2018


Detailed analysis

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2016-2018 period, this occupational group experienced a significant drop in employment. The unemployment rate showed volatility, but remained well above the national average of 5.8%. The number of vacant positions was very low and remained relatively stable. Despite a decline in the number of unemployed available to fill those vacant positions, it remained substantially higher than the average for all occupations, suggesting that the vacancies were being filled without much constrains. The analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers exceeded substantially the number of job openings in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.

For Library, correspondence and other clerks, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 9,600 , while 9,700 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be relatively similar over the 2019-2028 period, the labour surplus conditions seen in recent years are expected to continue over the projection period. The majority of job openings are projected to arise from retirements. The retirement rate for this occupation is expected to be higher than the national average, as workers are typically slightly older than average and tend to retire at a slightly younger age. However, these openings will be largely offset by further declines in employment. Indeed, job creation is projected to be negative, although the number of job losses will be more modest than those recorded over the 2009-2018 period. New technology, the rise of online publishing and the subsequent transition away from paper documents have negatively impacted employment within this occupational group. These developments are expected to continue over the coming years, although the impact will be reduced as a good part of the change in individual behaviour has already taken place and workers in these occupations have partially re-oriented towards greater task diversification. With regard to labour supply, most job seekers are projected to come directly from the school system. However, given the weak demand, low wages and significant number of job seekers, many workers are expected to leave this occupation for other occupations over the coming years. The surplus observed in recent years is nevertheless expected to persist during the projection period despite these leavers. Without the strong negative mobility, the imbalance would worsen.

Source Canadian Occupational Projections System – ESDC

Labour Market Information Survey
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