Job outlooks for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

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Occupation

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (3413)

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Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 4,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 46%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 27%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 61% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 26 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Avalon Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2021-2023 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 2,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 47%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 37%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 1,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 41%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 40%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 9%
South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 1,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 41%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 40%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 9%
West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2021-2023 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 50%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 19%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 19%

Prince Edward IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Prince Edward Island for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Most employees in this occupation worked in nursing and residential care facilities. Population growth and a steadily aging demographic are the primary drivers behind the increased demand for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates. This trend will lead to stable job openings in hospitals, while a heightened need may occur in nursing homes and within community health care centres as patients receive ongoing care. This is a large occupational group on P.E.I. As with most large occupational groups, there will be frequent job opportunities due to workers leaving the group, job switching or moving into other career paths. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates who are able to accommodate long shifts and work flexible hours will find their employment prospects greatly improved as hospitals may need these health professionals to provide 24-hour patient care.

Other opportunities will arise from the high turnover rate, which is due to difficult working conditions: some of the tasks are physically demanding, many positions are on call, part-time and temporary, or with evening, night or weekend shifts. Moreover, wages are low, especially in the private sector.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 1,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 75%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 13%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 66% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 34% 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 29 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Nova Scotia for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

There are a large number of job postings for this occupational grouping, in response to an aging population and the corresponding need for homecare and nursing services. This physically challenging job, which often involves shift work, has led to higher turnover than normal. Opportunities do occur in hospitals, but are more frequent in non-hospital settings.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 10,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 13%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 12%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 29% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 64% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Annapolis Valley Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 1,910 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 77%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 9%
Cape Breton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Cape Breton region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 1,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 75%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 10%
Halifax Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Halifax region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 3,930 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 66%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 23%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 9%
North Shore Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the North Shore region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 2,070 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 67%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 18%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 12%
Southern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Southern region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 1,210 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 85%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in New Brunswick for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 6,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 66%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 15%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 75% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 25% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 64% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 1,480 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 67%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 18%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 970 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 62%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 18%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 14%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 1,030 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 61%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 19%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 1,870 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 74%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 12%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Saint John - St. Stephen region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 1,420 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 59%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 23%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 14%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Québec for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in Québec:

  • Approximately 68,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 49%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 38%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 67% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 33% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 56% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 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 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 68%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 28%
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 2,080 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 67%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 25%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 4,720 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 58%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 38%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 1,910 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 30%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 3,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 37%
Côte-Nord Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 770 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 50%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 47%
Estrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Estrie region 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 3,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 50%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 47%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region:

  • Approximately 870 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 59%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 35%
Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Lanaudière region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 6,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 53%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 46%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Laurentides region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 4,160 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 54%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 44%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 33,320 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 49%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 47%
Mauricie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Mauricie region 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 2,770 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 33,320 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 49%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 47%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Montérégie region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 12,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 55%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 41%
Nord-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 770 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 50%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 47%
Outaouais Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Outaouais region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 2,730 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 54%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 43%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in assistance in health-care facilities or in home care assistance. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful completion of training in safe patient transfer principles may also be required. Given recruitment difficulties, however, some health-care facilities rely on in-house accelerated training. The most frequently sought competencies include self-reliance, the ability to work as part of a team and client focus.

Employment growth in this occupation is contingent on population aging, the growing need for long-term care and government health-care priorities. The pandemic fueled the demand for this occupation, particularly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private seniors' residences (RPAs), as the health-care network struggled to make up for the absence of thousands of specialized workers, including orderlies. Faced with these urgent needs, the government implemented accelerated training to facilitate recruitment in this occupation. Since needs are on the rise, these professionals will continue to benefit from the anticipated growth in health care and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 2,110 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 62%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 36%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 97,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 61%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 10%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 62% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 38% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 61% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 13,340 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 75%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 21%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 5,060 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 76%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 21%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 9,110 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 76%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 19%
London Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the London region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the London region:

  • Approximately 6,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 72%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 24%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 3,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 24%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Northeast region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 4,790 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 81%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%
Northwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Northwest region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 2,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 65%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 28%
Ottawa Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Ottawa region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 8,930 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 28%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 3,480 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 88%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
Toronto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Toronto region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 33,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 63%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 28%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 7,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 82%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%

ManitobaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Manitoba 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Staff from all health care disciplines are needed to support the operation of health care facilities in Manitoba. An aging population will put added pressure on the health care system and compound an ongoing shortage of health care professionals throughout the province. This industry is also currently experiencing an acute labour shortage for occupations directly impacted by the pandemic.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 16,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 46%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 27%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 63% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 37% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 57% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Interlake Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Interlake region 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Interlake region:

  • Approximately 1,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 67%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 29%
North Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the North Central region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the North Central region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 51%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 44%
North Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the North region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the North region:

  • Approximately 890 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 57%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 37%
Parklands Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Parklands region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Parklands region:

  • Approximately 890 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 57%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 37%
South Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the South Central region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the South Central region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 51%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 44%
Southeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Southeast region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Southeast region:

  • Approximately 1,170 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 35%
Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Southwest region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Southwest region:

  • Approximately 2,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 58%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 38%
Winnipeg Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Winnipeg region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 10,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 55%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 41%

SaskatchewanGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Saskatchewan 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.

Employment in healthcare, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of the aging population and to alleviate existing health inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 11,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 55%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 27%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 69% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 31% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 58% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Northern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Northern region 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Northern region:

  • Approximately 2,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 60%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 36%
Prince Albert Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Prince Albert region 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 2,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 60%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 36%
Regina–Moose Mountain Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 3,340 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 60%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 38%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 3,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 57%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 39%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Swift Current - Moose Jaw region 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Swift Current - Moose Jaw region:

  • Approximately 1,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 59%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 35%
Yorkton–Melville Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Yorkton - Melville region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Yorkton - Melville region:

  • Approximately 1,080 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 65%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 29%

AlbertaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Alberta 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.

Alberta’s population and its proportion of residents aged 65+ are predicted to increase over the next 20 years, contributing to demand for this occupation. The Alberta government’s Budget 2021 allocates $21.4 billion for health services in 2021-22, an increase of approximately $900 million or 4% from 2020-21, excluding the costs related to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Alberta government has signaled that it may soon pursue wage cuts for health sector employees.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 30,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 47%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 23%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 14%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 64% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 36% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 52% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 48% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 1,640 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 54%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 38%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 1,640 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 54%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 38%
Calgary Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Calgary region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 9,840 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 57%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 38%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Camrose - Drumheller region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 2,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 77%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 21%
Edmonton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Edmonton region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 10,340 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 53%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 3,310 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 23%
Red Deer Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Red Deer region 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 2,520 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 67%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 27%
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 490 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 49%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 41%

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employment in healthcare, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations are expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of the ageing population. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the shortage of health-care workers much more serious. Currently, over 1.4 million Canadian seniors need and receive paid and unpaid continuing care supports, and this figure could increase by 71% by 2026 (Conference Board of Canada.) In the first quarter of this year, nearly one out of five unfilled jobs in Canada was in the health-care and social assistance sector (Labour Force Survey). The COVID-19 pandemic intensified caregiver burnout and exposed existing health inequities. More than 40% of clinicians report experiencing symptoms of burnout, and 22% of direct care nurses indicated they may leave their position within the next year, exacerbating an already critical shortage of healthcare (McKinsey).

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 37,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 45%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 20%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 15%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 69% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 31% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 53% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Cariboo Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Cariboo region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 1,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 32%
Kootenay Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Kootenay region 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 1,180 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 35%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employment opportunities are expected to improve in the region once the expansions at the Richmond and Burnaby hospitals are complete. In addition, additional staff will be required once construction of the new St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver is complete. Employment opportunities may arise following the implementation of the province’s vaccination mandate.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 20,290 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 59%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 32%
Nechako Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Nechako region for the 2021-2023 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Nechako region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 57%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 31%
North Coast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the North Coast region for the 2021-2023 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the North Coast region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 57%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 31%
Northeast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Northeast region for the 2021-2023 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 440 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 53%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 40%
Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Thompson - Okanagan region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employment opportunities are expected to improve in the region as a new urgent and primary care centred has opened in Penticton. In addition, additional staff may be needed in some rural communities to ensure continued services. Employment opportunities may arise following the implementation of the province’s vaccination mandate.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 5,730 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 63%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 32%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 7,560 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 34%

Yukon TerritoryGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Yukon 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.

Employment in healthcare, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of Canada's aging population. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers. In the first quarter of 2021, nearly one out of five unfilled jobs in Canada was in the health-care and social assistance sector (Labour Force Survey 2021).

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Yukon region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 82% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 18% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 62% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Northwest TerritoriesLimited

The employment outlook will be limited for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Northwest Territories for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employment in healthcare, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of Canada's aging population. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers. In the first quarter of 2021, nearly one out of five unfilled jobs in Canada was in the health-care and social assistance sector (Labour Force Survey 2021).

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 66% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.

NunavutFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Nunavut for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Employment in health-care, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of Canada's aging population. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers. In the first quarter of 2021, nearly one out of five unfilled jobs in Canada was in the health-care and social assistance sector (Labour Force Survey 2021).

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Nunavut region:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 65% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 35% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 50% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 50% 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 24 weeks compared to 24 weeks for all occupations.
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