Job prospects for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

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Audiologists and speech-language pathologists ( 3141 )

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Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

Newfoundland and LabradorUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Regional outlooks

Avalon Peninsula Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Prince Edward IslandFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 36%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 35%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 26%

Nova ScotiaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The job market for speech-language pathologists and audiologists is fairly balanced throughout the province. At times however, there may be greater competition for openings in Halifax, where graduates from the only university program in the region tend to look for work. Those willing to relocate would have a better chance of getting hired. A large share of speech-language pathologists are employed by the public healthcare and education systems, while private practices account for the remainder of the employment. Audiologists also work in both public healthcare and private settings.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 47%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 37%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 83% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 17% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 75% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists work all year, while 25% 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 41 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Cape Breton Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Halifax Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Shore Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southern Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in New Brunswick 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 59%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 38%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 78% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists work all year, while 22% 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 31 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 60 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 79%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 20%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 20 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 81%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 60 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 51%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 47%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 80 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 77%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 80 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 55%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 43%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in Québec 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in Québec:

  • Approximately 3,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 29%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 29%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 26%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 76% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 24% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 57% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists work all year, while 43% 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 35 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 15% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 330 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 57%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 16%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • Not many 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.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 88%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 12%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 62%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 32%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
Côte-Nord Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Estrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Estrie 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 160 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 80%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 16%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Lanaudière 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 220 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 56%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 37%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 8%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Laurentides 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.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 290 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 80%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 11%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 2,070 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 55%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 29%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 13%
Mauricie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Mauricie 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 69%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 2,070 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 55%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 29%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 13%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Montérégie 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 630 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 49%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 27%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 19%
Nord-du-Québec Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Outaouais Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Outaouais 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 190 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 81%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 12%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

OntarioFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in Ontario 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.

Speech-language pathologists account for the vast majority of the workforce in this occupational group. This occupational group has experienced significant employment growth over the last decade. Most audiologists and speech-language pathologists are employed in the health care sector, primarily in their own offices and clinics. Other major employers are elementary and secondary schools, and hospitals.

According to the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability, about 4% of Ontario's population 15 years and older has a hearing disability, with the prevalence of this condition rising with age. Over the next few years, the communication needs of the province's aging population will be a key driver of demand for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Furthermore, there is a strong awareness of the benefits of early detection of these disorders in younger persons, including infants and children. Intervention strategies, including the Ontario Preschool Speech and Language Infant Hearing programs, and Ontario's Special Needs Strategy, as well as investments in expanding special education programs in schools could create favourable demand for these professionals during the forecast period. Additionally, efforts to support veterans' health could also create additional opportunities for this occupation. However, the newly instituted funding cap to the Ontario Autism Program, which will limit how much families can receive in funding in a given year for eligible autism services such as speech-language pathology, may have an impact on the labour prospects of this occupation. 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.

In Ontario, this occupation is a regulated health profession in accordance with provincial government legislation and CASLPO regulations. In addition to being registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), those wishing to work in this occupation may also voluntarily obtain a Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) Clinical Certification, which may help with employment prospects. Some employers may require applicants to have a background in dispensing hearing aids, middle ear implants and assistive listening and alerting devices. Job opportunities are less abundant in the summer months for those employed in the educational sector due to the slowdown in school-related activities during this period. Smaller communities may face some difficulty in attracting and retaining audiologists and speech-language pathologists since most practitioners work in larger urban areas throughout the province.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 5,450 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 44%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 23%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 20%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 58% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists work all year, while 42% 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 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 17% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 560 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 80%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 15%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 87%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 59%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 28%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
London Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the London 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the London region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 50%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 24%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 23%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 21%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 17%
Northeast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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 a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 190 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 65%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 14%
    • Computer and electronic product manufacturing (NAICS 334): 6%
Northwest Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Northwest 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 28%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
Ottawa Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Ottawa 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 730 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 12%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Toronto Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Toronto 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.

The large number of offices of health practitioners, hospitals, and elementary and secondary schools will support job opportunities in this region.

Here are some key facts about Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 2,390 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 70%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 22%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 220 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 22%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 10%

ManitobaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in Manitoba 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 41%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 25%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 9%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 54% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists work all year, while 46% 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 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Interlake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Parklands Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Southwest 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Southwest region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 70%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 27%
Winnipeg Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Winnipeg 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 430 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 39%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 15%

SaskatchewanGood

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in Saskatchewan 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 48%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 26%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 84% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 16% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 38% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists work all year, while 62% 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 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Northern Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Prince Albert Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Regina–Moose Mountain Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 230 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 48%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 47%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 70%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 30%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Yorkton–Melville Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

AlbertaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 1,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 46%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 25%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 14%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 72% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 28% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 44% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists work all year, while 56% 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 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 54%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 46%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 54%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 46%
Calgary Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Calgary 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 64%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 16%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Edmonton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in the Edmonton 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 27%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Red Deer Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) in British Columbia 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 1,200 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 47%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 26%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 15%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 70% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 30% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 53% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists 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 38 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 13% of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Cariboo Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Kootenay Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 740 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 72%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 5%
Nechako Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Coast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 170 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 59%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 30%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (NOC 3141) 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.
  • 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 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 170 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 55%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 31%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 6%

Yukon TerritoryUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northwest TerritoriesUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

NunavutUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

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