Job prospects Cardiovascular Technologist in Canada
People working as a cardiovascular technologist have different job prospects depending on where they work in Canada. Find out what the future holds for them in your province or territory. These prospects are applicable to all Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (NOC 3217).
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 over the next 3 years
Explore future job prospects by province and territory.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Prince Edward Island||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Nova Scotia||Undetermined Undetermined|
|New Brunswick||Undetermined Undetermined|
|British Columbia||Good Good|
|Yukon Territory||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Northwest Territories||Undetermined Undetermined|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
Take a closer look at the projected labour demand and supply for this occupation over the 2019-2028 period. For more information on future job trends, go to the Canadian Occupational Projections System.
SHORTAGE: This occupational group is expected to face labour shortage conditions over the period of 2019-2028 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.
Employment in 2018
Median age of workers in 2018
Average retirement age in 2018
In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.
Over the 2016-2018 period, employment growth in this occupational group was somewhat stronger than the average for all occupations. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell to 2.4% in 2018, and the number of job vacancies increased. As a result, the number of unemployed workers per job vacancy, which was already well below the average of all occupations, fell significantly. The increase in the number of job vacancies coupled with a decline in the number of unemployed workers signaled that employment growth was limited by the lack of available workers. Finally, the number of usual hours of work increased over the past years, a characteristic that is opposite from the downward trend observed for the overall Canadian labour market. Hence, analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group.
For Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. & Other medical technologists and technician (except dental health), over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 20,300 , while 21,400 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.
As job openings and job seekers are projected to be relatively similar over the 2019-2028 period, the labour shortage conditions seen in recent years are expected to continue over the projection period. Job openings are projected to result mostly from expansion demand. Similar to most health occupations, employment growth in this occupation is projected to be stronger than the average for all occupations. This strong growth is due mostly to the aging population. The growing number of seniors is anticipated to lead to an increase in the demand for diagnostic services related to health conditions and diseases, including those from cardiovascular illnesses. Moreover, the arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will increase the demand for technologists. In addition, about 40% of all job openings are projected to result from retirements. The retirement rate is expected to be lower than the national average because workers in this occupational group are generally younger than in other occupations. With regard to labour supply, school leavers will account for the majority of job seekers, which is not surprising given the specific skills that are needed to work in this occupation. However, almost 20% of job seekers are expected to come from immigration. An appreciable number of workers are expected to seek opportunities in other occupations in the healthcare sector.
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