Job prospects Receptionist in British Columbia

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "receptionist" in British Columbia or Canada.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Receptionists (NOC 1414) in British Columbia for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Growth in remote work reduced demand for workers in this occupation.
  • As many workers return to the office, demand is expected to increase to a moderate level.

Here are some key facts about Receptionists in British Columbia:

  • Approximately 24,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Receptionists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 36%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 9%
    • Personal and laundry services (NAICS 812): 6%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 64% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 36% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 54% of receptionists work all year, while 46% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of receptionists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: less than 5% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: more than 95% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 6% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 37% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 39% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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