Job prospects for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

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Occupation

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (4012)

Location

All regions across Canada

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

Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Not many 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.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 900 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 94%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 65% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 35% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 48% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 52% 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 27 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Avalon Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Not many 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.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 860 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in Prince Edward Island 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Labour needs will stem primarily from positions vacated by teaching and research assistants at the post-secondary level who complete their studies and move on to other occupations. This underlines the high turnover in this occupation.

Job opportunities will be accessible essentially to students who have a bachelor's degree and who are enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in a relevant field of specialization. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic results and their communication skills.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 83%
    • Other schools and instruction (NAICS 6115-6117): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 29% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 44% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 56% 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.

Nova ScotiaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 2,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 93%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 59% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 41% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 36% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 64% 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 27 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Annapolis Valley Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Cape Breton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Cape Breton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Halifax Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Halifax region 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 1,790 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
North Shore Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the North Shore region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 230 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Southern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Southern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 80 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 94%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%

New BrunswickFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 91%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 53% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 47% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 30% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 70% 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 23 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 70 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 80 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Fredericton–Oromocto Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 660 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 280 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 94%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%

QuebecFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in Québec 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease slightly over the next few years. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in Québec:

  • Approximately 16,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 86%
    • Community colleges and C.E.G.E.P.s (NAICS 6112): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 59% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 41% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 42% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 58% 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 31 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 85%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 190 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Capitale-Nationale Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Capitale-Nationale 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 2,720 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Centre-du-Québec Region Undetermined

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

Chaudière-Appalaches Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Chaudière - Appalaches 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 90%
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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Estrie 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 910 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
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 Undetermined

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

Laurentides Region Undetermined

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

Laval Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the metropolitan region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 10,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 95%
Mauricie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Mauricie 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 370 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Montréal Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the metropolitan region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 10,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 95%
Montérégie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Montérégie 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 1,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 92%
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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Outaouais 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should support moderate job growth in this occupation. Nevertheless, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 690 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be primarily available to students with a university degree enrolled in a graduate program in an appropriate field of specialization. Since the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of this profession, educational institutions can afford to choose the most qualified candidates. They select them on the basis of their academic achievements and their communication skills.

Employment growth in this occupation is influenced by university-level student enrollment and university earnings, most of which come from governments. According to the forecasts of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec, student enrollments, all cycles combined, are expected to decrease slightly over the next few years in the region. However, government investments in education and funding for university research should help to maintain employment in this occupation. Therefore, job opportunities will be primarily attributable to the need to replace teaching and research assistants who will complete their studies and move on to other occupations.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%

OntarioFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.

The demand for post-secondary teaching and research assistants is largely driven by undergraduate enrolment at Ontario's post-secondary institutions, which has been rising over several years. However, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and the Ontario Student Grant (OSG) are set to become more restrictive in the coming years, as the provincial government proposed in January 2019 to eliminate the non-needs-based portion of the OSG. A greater portion of its OSAP funds will be shifted from non-repayable grants into repayable loans. Low-income students will now be ineligible to receive grants large enough to cover the full cost of tuition, and post-undergraduate students will now receive a minimum of 50% of their funding in repayable loans rather than non-repayable grants, and has made it more difficult for students to enrol.

In addition, the previous grace period that existed after graduation for six months interest-free is also set to be eliminated, while the definition of an independent mature student who is assessed for OSAP eligibility independent of their parents' income will become tightened. These measures will be balanced, however, by a 10% decrease in tuition fees for all domestic students in Ontario colleges and universities, although the decrease in tuition funding for colleges and universities, estimated at $440 million, will not be supplemented by the provincial government.

In addition, total expenses for the postsecondary education and training sector will decrease by 5.8% for 2019/20 in the 2019 provincial budget, reflecting the savings sought for financial sustainability to the OSAP program. The Ontario budget also incorporates a significant decrease in postsecondary infrastructure expenditures of more than 60% from 2018/19 to 2019/20, as several campus expansions were cancelled in the fall of 2018. The Ontario government also intends to link the majority of university funding to performance outcomes by 2024/25 via strategic mandate agreements.

The vast majority of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are employed by universities. Post-secondary research and teaching assistant positions are usually filled by full-time graduate and doctoral students who hold at least a bachelors' degree. This is a younger workforce with an average age of 30 years, and vacancies normally result from turnover as students graduate. Demand for post-secondary teaching and research assistants is highest during the fall and winter months corresponding with the academic year.

The precarious nature of this occupation was brought into focus during the October 2017 strike by approximately 12,225 faculty from all 24 colleges in Ontario. Colleges in Ontario collectively employ 49,186 people as of 2017/18, with approximately 40% of these individuals employed full-time, and about 60% employed part-time.

In addition, the March 2018 strike at York University also brought attention to the precarious nature of this occupation, with the manner in which contract faculty attain tenure-stream positions and the way graduate funding is secured for teaching and research assistants some of the key issues. Canadian universities have relied on precariously-employed contract and part-time faculty over the last decade.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 28,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 91%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 55% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 45% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 40% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 60% 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 28 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 2,740 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 1,620 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 3,780 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
London Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the London region:

  • Approximately 2,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 290 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Northeast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 460 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 92%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
Northwest Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Ottawa Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 3,910 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Toronto Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 12,860 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 830 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in Manitoba 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 2,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 90%
    • Community colleges and C.E.G.E.P.s (NAICS 6112): 7%
  • 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
  • 43% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 57% 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 27 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

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 Undetermined

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

Winnipeg Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Winnipeg 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.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 2,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in Saskatchewan 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 2,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 92%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 68% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 32% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 43% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 57% 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 27 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Regina - Moose Mountain 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.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Saskatoon - Biggar 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.

Here are some key facts about Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 1,670 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 11,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 93%
  • 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
  • 46% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 54% 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 28 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Calgary Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 4,280 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) in the Edmonton 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 5,940 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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.
  • 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 510 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 92%
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 ColumbiaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 7,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 87%
    • Other schools and instruction (NAICS 6115-6117): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 58% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 42% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 41% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants work all year, while 59% 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 30 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of post-secondary teaching and research assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Cariboo Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 6,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 480 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (NOC 4012) 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 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 980 people work in this occupation.
  • Post-secondary teaching and research assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61):more than 95%

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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