Job prospects Accounting Technician in Nunavut

Job opportunities for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) are good in Nunavut 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 Nunavut

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Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers are employed by nearly all industries in Nunavut. Workers in this occupation have experienced limited impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, with most workers able to work from home. A variety of businesses continue to employ and use the services of this occupation. Job opportunities for this occupation are closely tied to the overall health of Nunavut’s economy, which is expected to be strong for the next few years.

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

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 25%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 24%
    • Other Primary Sector (NAICS  11): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 94% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 6% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 76% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 24% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 24 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of Less than 5% for all occupations.
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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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