Job outlook Optician in Québec

The job outlook for an optician working in Québec is good over the next 3 years. This outlook is applicable to all Opticians (NOC 3231).

Job opportunities in Québec

Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Opticians (NOC 3231) in Québec for the 2018-2020 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 a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Opticians in Québec:

  • Approximately 2,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Opticians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 50%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 43%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 71% of opticians work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 11% of opticians are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Undetermined
Capitale-Nationale Region Good
Centre-du-Québec Region Good
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Undetermined
Côte-Nord Region Undetermined
Estrie Region Undetermined
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined
Lanaudière Region Undetermined
Laurentides Region Undetermined
Laval Region Good
Mauricie Region Undetermined
Montréal Region Good
Montérégie Region Good
Nord-du-Québec Region Undetermined
Outaouais Region Undetermined
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Undetermined
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that there will be a labour shortage for Opticians (NOC 3231) in Canada over the next 10 years.
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