Job prospects University Professor in Québec
Job opportunities for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) are good in Québec 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 Québec
The employment outlook will be good for University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) in Québec for the 2019-2021 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.
To become a university professor, you usually need a doctorate in the teaching program. For Lecturer positions, requirements vary by institution, program and course to be taught. Master's graduates who are pursuing doctoral studies and bachelor's degree holders with extensive experience in the field of the course being taught are generally accepted.
The evolution of employment in this occupation depends on the number of university-level students and university revenues, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, the student population is expected to decrease slightly over the next few years. However, government investments in education and the funding of university research should allow moderate employment growth in this occupation. Still, job opportunities will be mainly due to the need to replace retiring faculty members.
Here are some key facts about University professors and lecturers in Québec:
- Approximately 14,750 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: 83% compared to 80% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 17% compared to 20% for all occupations
- 56% of university professors and lecturers work all year, while 44% 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 36 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Québec by economic region.
|Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region||Fair Fair|
|Bas-Saint-Laurent Region||Fair Fair|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||Good Good|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Chaudière-Appalaches Region||Good Good|
|Côte-Nord Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Estrie Region||Good Good|
|Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Lanaudière Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Laurentides Region||Good Good|
|Laval Region||Good Good|
|Mauricie Region||Good Good|
|Montréal Region||Good Good|
|Montérégie Region||Good Good|
|Nord-du-Québec Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Outaouais Region||Good Good|
|Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region||Good Good|
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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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