Job prospects Accounting Technician in New Brunswick

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

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 in New Brunswick

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in New Brunswick for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Computing skills are becoming increasing important for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers due to the adoption of accounting, bookkeeping and taxation software. Bookkeeping work is also increasingly being carried-out in conjunction with a broad range of office administration-related tasks like payroll, reporting, procurement, etc., and, as such, individuals may require knowledge of other software packages and office procedures.

Education is generally not a necessity, though employers will occasionally require some college or university education and job prospects are improved for individuals with a proficiency in using related software (for example, QuickBooks, SAGE or Simply Accounting).

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

  • Approximately 3,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 23%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 69% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 31% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 70% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 30% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 19% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    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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