Job prospects Personal Support Worker - Home Support in the Northeast Region

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 "Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations" in the Northeast Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

personal support worker - home support
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412) in the Northeast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

• An aging population is driving long-term demand for more healthcare services including services at home. • Demand also spiked due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing pressure for healthcare workers.

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

  • Approximately 160 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 46%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 25%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 6%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 5%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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