Job prospects University Professor in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) are good in Prince Edward Island over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an university professor.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

university professor
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

In order to become a university professor, a doctorate degree with specialization in the topic being taught is usually required. Employment growth in this occupation is dependent on the student population at the university level and on university incomes, most of which comes from governments, and on the highly qualified labour supply.

Employment opportunities for this occupation will be primarily due to the need to replace retiring professors. Many openings are expected to be filled by immigrants who meet university requirements. The proportion of immigrants is higher in this occupation than in all occupations combined.

Here are some key facts about University professors and lecturers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • University professors and lecturers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113):more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 69% of university professors and lecturers work all year, while 31% 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 33 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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