Job prospects Accounting Technician in Québec

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in Québec 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.

A secondary school diploma or a college diploma in accounting or a related field is usually required. Opportunities will be accessible mainly to for graduates of these training programs and to accounting or financial services clerks with some years of experience. Employers usually look for self-reliant, rigorous, diplomatic people who can quickly adapt to various situations and communicate effectively with internal and external clients. Bilingualism, as well as the knowledge of accounting software and the Microsoft Office suite, in particular a proficiency in MS Excel, are commonly sought after assets.

Employment growth for this occupational group depends primarily on the demand for bookkeeping, financial statement compilation and payroll services. The need for new accounting rules, cybersecurity, deeper cash flow tracking, transparency and fraud prevention will continue to drive the expansion of accounting services. However, since these services are found in all industries, the evolution of employment remains dependent on economic conditions.

Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in Québec:

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