Job prospects Dentist in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Dentists (NOC 3113) are good in Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia

dentist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Dentists (NOC 3113) in Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 650 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: 91% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 49% of dentists work all year, while 51% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 43 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 67% of dentists are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Good Good
    Cape Breton Region Good Good
    Halifax Region Good Good
    North Shore Region Good Good
    Southern Region Good Good
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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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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