Job prospects Accounting Technician in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an accounting technician.

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 British Columbia

accounting technician
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 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 a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

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

  • Approximately 31,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 30%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 11%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 55% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 45% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 61% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 57% 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.
  • 30% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia 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 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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