Job prospects Dentist in Alberta
Job opportunities for Dentists (NOC 3113) are good in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a dentist.
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.
Job opportunities in Alberta
The employment outlook will be good for Dentists (NOC 3113) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 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.
Here are some key facts about Dentists in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 3,100 people work in this occupation.
- Dentists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621):more than 95%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 86% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 14% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 37% of dentists work all year, while 63% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 41 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 67% of dentists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Calgary Region||Good Good|
|Camrose–Drumheller Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Edmonton Region||Good Good|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region||Good Good|
|Red Deer Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Dentists (NOC 3113) in Canada over the next 10 years.
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