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: 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 Prince Edward Island

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Prospects over the next 3 years

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

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.

The main driver of employment growth in this occupation is post-secondary education enrolment, which has been rising over several years. Government investments in education and the funding of university research should allow moderate employment growth in this occupation. Job opportunities will be mainly due to the need to replace retiring faculty members. 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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