Job prospects Community And Social Services Worker near Port Hawkesbury (NS)

Explore current and future job prospects for Social and community service workers near Port Hawkesbury (NS). These trends also apply to people working as a community and social services worker.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

community and social services worker
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Cape Breton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

A continued focus on general wellness and mental health issues is a positive factor for those seeking work in this field. Opportunities are also influenced by government funding and population demographics. This is a fairly large occupational group, with a wide range of potential employers, so positions are often created through replacement and normal turnover. While vacancies are plentiful, work environments vary quite a bit and competition tends to be stronger for some positions. Entry into the occupation is often through casual or relief employment.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 480 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 63%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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