Job prospects Dentist in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Dentists (NOC 3113) are good in British Columbia 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 British Columbia
The employment outlook will be good for Dentists (NOC 3113) in British Columbia 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.
Here are some key facts about Dentists in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 2,850 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 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 14% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 35% of dentists work all year, while 65% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% 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.
- 70% of dentists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Kootenay Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Good Good|
|Nechako Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|North Coast Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Northeast Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Good Good|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Good Good|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Dentists (NOC 3113) in Canada over the next 10 years.
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