Job prospects Accounting Technician in the Laval Region
Explore current and future job prospects for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the Laval Region. These trends also apply 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.
Recent trends from the past 3 years
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2018-2020). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be good for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Generally requires a high school diploma or a Diploma of College Studies in Accounting or a related field. Opportunities are available mainly to graduates of these training programs, as well as accounting or financial services clerks with several years of experience. Employers generally look for autonomous, thorough and diplomatic candidates who can quickly adapt to a variety of situations and communicate effectively with internal and external clients. Bilingualism, as well as knowledge of accounting software and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, are widely sought-after assets.
Job growth in this occupational group depends primarily on demand for bookkeeping, financial record compilation and pay services. Needs related to new accounting regulations, cybersecurity, closer cash flow monitoring, transparency and fraud prevention will continue to promote the expansion of accounting services. However, as these services are found in all industries, employment growth is sensitive to economic conditions. During the forecast period, the challenges of the pandemic and the gradual resumption of activities will provide opportunities for workers in this occupation because of their ability to support management, especially in close cash flow monitoring, and monitoring and handling of assistance measures. On one hand, software is making it easier for people to keep basic books and prepare simple tax returns without the help of professionals. On the other hand, technological advances are increasing demand for workers in this occupational group by making it possible for them to perform tasks historically assigned to other specialists. Given the industry and job duties, most workers in this group can work remotely. After the pandemic, teleworking could therefore become a permanent or more accessible option for some workers.
Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:
- Approximately 16,910 people work in this occupation.
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 34%
- Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 13%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 8%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%
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