Job prospects Personal Support Worker - Home Support in Manitoba

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "personal support worker - home support" was moved from the group Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412) to the group Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations (NOC 44101).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "personal support worker - home support" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

personal support worker - home support
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 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.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• The growing and aging population will increase demand for workers to provide services to seniors, persons with disabilities, or convalescent clients in a home setting.

• Occupations that support independent living and mental health and wellbeing will be essential to reduce pressure on the health care system.

• Funding from the provincial government will go towards recruitment and training efforts as well as wage increases for workers providing disability support services.

Here are some key facts about Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 3,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 45%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 19%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 13%
    • Private households (NAICS 814): 10%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 60% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 40% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 59% of home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations work all year, while 41% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 16% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 84% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 18% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 30% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 8% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 27% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 13% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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