Job prospects Advanced Life Support Paramedic in the Avalon Peninsula Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Paramedical occupations in the Avalon Peninsula Region. These trends also apply to people working as an advanced life support paramedic.

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.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

advanced life support paramedic
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Paramedical occupations (NOC 3234) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

As the population ages, the demand for paramedical services will likely increase. The high stress level of this occupation due to irregular hours and physically and psychologically demanding work conditions can lead to turnover. This industry in Newfoundland and Labrador is composed of a large number of small, private businesses holding contracts with the provincial government. Employment growth in this field is influenced by the level of funding for emergency services in local areas therefore budgetary reductions can affect job prospects. Ambulance attendants and other paramedical occupations with a broad range of skills and several years of experience will have a more favourable outlook.

Here are some key facts about Paramedical occupations in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 280 people work in this occupation.
  • Paramedical occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 49%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 39%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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