Job outlook Hotel Front Desk Clerk near Charlottetown (PE)

Job opportunities for Hotel front desk clerks (NOC 6525) are fair near Charlottetown (PE) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a hotel front desk clerk.

Job opportunities near Charlottetown (PE)

hotel front desk clerk
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Hotel front desk clerks (NOC 6525) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

There are few barriers to entry in this occupation, and as a result, many workers may enter this job on a temporary basis while searching for alternate professions. Given the young age profile, staff turnover should be a major contributor to job openings. Hotel front desk clerks tend to be a seasonal position and recruitment normally occurs in the spring to prepare for the summer months when tourism often peaks.

Hotel front desk clerks with industry experience and knowledge of computer reservation systems, basic bookkeeping and accounting may have improved employment prospects.

Here are some key facts about Hotel front desk clerks in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Hotel front desk clerks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721):more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 68% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 32% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 53% of hotel front desk clerks work all year, while 47% 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 21 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Hotel front desk clerks (NOC 6525) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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