Job prospects Accounting Technician near Edmonton (AB)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Accounting technicians and bookkeepers" near Edmonton (AB) or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Balanced

Over the past few years (2021-2023), the labour market was balanced for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers near Edmonton (AB). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 12200) in the Edmonton region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Conference Board of Canada is forecasting Alberta’s real GDP will expand by 2.6% in 2023 before slowing to 1.9% in 2024. Similarly, they are projecting the labour market to cool in late 2023 and into 2024. Higher for longer inflation may also have some firms rethinking expansion resulting in muted employment growth for this occupation. 

An aging workforce transitioning to retirement will create vacancies for job seekers.

Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 9,780 people work in this occupation.
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 41%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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