Job prospects 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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 4,750 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%
    • 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 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 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 1,790 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 48%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 37%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 8%
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 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 South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 1,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 41%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 34%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
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 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 South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 1,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 41%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 34%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
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 2019-2021 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 West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 51%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 21%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 18%

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 2019-2021 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.

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 1,650 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 2019-2021 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 9,800 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 1,680 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): 70%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 17%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 10%
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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 1,680 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): 79%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a 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 3,220 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): 56%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 28%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 12%
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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 1,890 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): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 14%
    • 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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 1,310 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): 81%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 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 New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 6,350 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): 68%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 21%
  • 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 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 Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 1,520 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): 64%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 16%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 16%
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 2019-2021 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 Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 670 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): 69%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 18%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 9%
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 2019-2021 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 Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 890 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): 68%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 17%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 6%
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 2019-2021 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 Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 1,790 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): 76%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 19%
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 2019-2021 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 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): 57%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 35%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Québec for the 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 61,200 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): 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 1,190 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): 40%
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 2019-2021 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Bas-Saint-Laurent 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): 73%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 22%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 5,190 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): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
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 2019-2021 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 1,700 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): 42%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 3,630 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): 31%
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 2019-2021 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare 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 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): 55%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 3,020 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): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 46%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare 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 860 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): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 5,080 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): 52%
    • 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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 3,410 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): 45%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare 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 27,150 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): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 43%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 2,470 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): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 32%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 27,150 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): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 43%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 10,980 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): 40%
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 2019-2021 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.

Employers usually require a Diploma of Vocational Studies in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare 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 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): 55%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 2,450 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): 42%
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 2019-2021 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 in hospital assistance or in home support. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and successful training on the principles of safe movement of beneficiaries may also be required. However, due to recruitment challenges, some health establishments are turning to an accelerated training program, usually offered in-house. Autonomy, the ability to work as part of a team and a client-centered approach are the most often sought skills.

Employment growth in this occupation depends on population aging, increased needs for long-term care, the deteriorating health conditions of patients in residential and long-term care facilities (CHSLDs) and in private nursing homes, and health-related government priorities. Since needs are increasing and cases become more difficult, these professionals will continue to benefit from the growth expected in healthcare and social assistance.

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

  • Approximately 1,860 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): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 34%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 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 work in nursing and residential care facilities with a small proportion working in hospitals. Population growth and the ageing population are expected to generate job opportunities for nurses aides, orderlies and patient services associates in the coming years. Demand for this occupation could increase as efforts are made to increase the capacity of long-term care homes; leverage retirement homes and supportive housing providers to reduce hospital stays; and implement strategies to address dementia and palliative care.

However, the latest 2019 provincial budget spelled out a decrease in hospital infrastructure expenditures for 2019/20, falling by more than 10%, while the provincial health sector as a whole will see a 2.2% increase in funding, lower than the 4.9% increase from the previous year. While the operating funding of public hospitals is expected to increase in 2019/20, it is expected to increase by 1.3% over the year, compared to a growth of 6.3% the previous year.

In addition, the Ontario health sector as a whole will see significant changes in the medium-term. A process will be launched to consolidate 14 regionally based Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) that manage various aspects of employment for health practitioners in Ontario, and six provincial agencies, including eHealth Ontario and Cancer Care Ontario, into one single provincial health agency known as Ontario Health. As well, the provincial government has announced plans to reorganize health care providers into various coordinated teams focusing on patients and specific local needs in a new type of unit called Ontario Health Teams, with each Team to fall under a new funding structure.

Many nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work as personal support workers in Ontario and having this background can improve their employment opportunities. Although the completion of a Personal Support Worker educational program or Medical Laboratory experience is not mandatory in this occupation, they are assets for potential workers. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates tend to have a higher rate of staff turnover, in part due to the low share of full-time work, so new vacancies will arise as workers leave. Also, given the relatively large size of this occupational group and its older age profile, job openings are expected to be created from retirements.

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 and health care facilities may need these health professionals to provide 24-hour patient care. Due to the expansion of home and localized health care initiatives, health professionals who are able to travel will also have more job opportunities as some may be required to work at multiple facilities.

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

  • Approximately 93,400 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): 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 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 13,810 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): 23%
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 2019-2021 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 4,440 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): 72%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 24%
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 2019-2021 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 8,960 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): 79%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
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 2019-2021 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 6,240 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): 20%
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 2019-2021 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 Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 3,980 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): 85%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%
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 2019-2021 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.

Individuals who are fluent in both English and French will have improved employment prospects.

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

  • Approximately 5,120 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): 78%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 17%
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 2019-2021 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 2,270 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): 63%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 30%
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 2019-2021 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.

Individuals who are fluent in both English and French will have improved employment prospects.

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

  • Approximately 8,580 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): 70%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 24%
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 2019-2021 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 2,450 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): 85%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
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 2019-2021 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 Toronto region:

  • Approximately 30,430 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): 30%
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 2019-2021 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 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 7,110 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): 81%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%

ManitobaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 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 Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 17,250 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): 52%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 29%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 12%
  • 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 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 Interlake region:

  • 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 and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
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 2019-2021 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 1,780 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): 41%
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 2019-2021 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 1,270 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): 56%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 41%
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 2019-2021 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 1,270 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): 56%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 41%
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 2019-2021 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 1,780 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): 41%
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 2019-2021 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 1,240 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): 30%
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 2019-2021 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 1,490 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): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 37%
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 2019-2021 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 10,370 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): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 46%

SaskatchewanGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Saskatchewan for the 2019-2021 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 Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 11,650 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 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 2,710 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): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 31%
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 2019-2021 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 2,710 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): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 31%
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 2019-2021 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 3,220 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): 39%
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 2019-2021 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 3,380 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): 40%
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 2019-2021 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 1,260 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 2019-2021 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 1,090 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): 32%

AlbertaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Physician recruitment and retention is an issue throughout Alberta. Opportunities are dependent on provincial funding. The recently elected government in Alberta is indicating wage concessions are coming across the health care spectrum in the province especially, for unionized professions.

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

  • Approximately 29,750 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): 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 prospects

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 2019-2021 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 Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 2,030 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): 33%
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 2019-2021 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 Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 2,030 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): 33%
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 2019-2021 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 10,080 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): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 34%
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 2019-2021 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 1,960 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): 73%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 24%
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 2019-2021 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 10,160 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): 57%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 37%
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 2019-2021 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 2,690 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): 70%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 22%
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 2019-2021 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 2,150 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): 31%
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 2019-2021 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 Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 660 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): 44%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 44%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 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 British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 34,600 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): 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.

The B.C. Care Providers Association (BCCPA) has flagged a severe shortage of care aides in the province. In response, the province will be adding approximately 1,500 new full-time health care positions over the next few years. These positions will include health care aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and other professionals.

In addition, hundreds of part-time or casual positions will be converted to full-time positions.

Regional prospects

Cariboo Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Cariboo region for the 2019-2021 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.

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

  • Approximately 1,410 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): 21%
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 2019-2021 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 Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 1,050 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): 31%
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 2019-2021 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 Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 19,130 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): 34%
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 2019-2021 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 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 430 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): 30%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
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 2019-2021 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 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 430 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): 30%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
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 2019-2021 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 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 380 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): 43%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 43%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 5%
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 2019-2021 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 Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 5,080 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): 68%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 27%

Given an older demographic, the Okanagan region has been especially hard hit by the severe shortage of health care aides in the province.

In 2019, Sprott Shaw College partnered with Haven Hill care home in Penticton to offer free training courses to become a care aide.

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 2019-2021 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 7,110 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): 65%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 30%

Yukon TerritoryGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Yukon for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility opened in the fall of 2018, with specialized units to open over the next two years. Opportunities in this occupation are expected to be strong to meet the growing needs of the territory's aging population.

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 TerritoriesFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Northwest Territories for the 2019-2021 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.

Opportunities in this occupation are expected to be strong to meet the growing needs of the territory's aging population.

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.

NunavutGood

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Nunavut for the 2019-2021 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Demand for this occupation is expected to grow given recent government investments into health care. The territory is working to meet the growing needs of the its young and aging population.

The Government of Nunavut has approved the construction of a 24-bed long-term elder care facility in Rankin Inlet. Construction work is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020.

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 2015.
  • 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.
Labour Market Information Survey
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