Job prospects for Social and community service workers

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Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

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Social and community service workers ( 4212 )

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Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Positions in this occupation can vary significantly in terms of roles and responsibilities, workplace, clientele, compensation, and educational requirements. The demand for this type of work is influenced by demographics and government funding, which suggest that the number of positions will be stable, though a growing emphasis on wellness and mental health may increase demand for workers in this occupation. Certain positions have highly irregular hours and may be physically demanding.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 1,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 42%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 16%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 86% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 14% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 66% of social and community service workers work all year, while 34% 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 24 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Avalon Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Positions in this occupation can vary significantly in terms of roles and responsibilities, workplace, clientele, compensation, and educational requirements. The demand for this type of work is influenced by demographics and government funding, which suggest that the number of positions will be stable, though a growing emphasis on wellness and mental health may increase demand for workers in this occupation. Certain positions have highly irregular hours and may be physically demanding.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 920 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 39%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 18%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 9%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Positions in this occupation can vary significantly in terms of roles and responsibilities, workplace, clientele, compensation, and educational requirements. The demand for this type of work is influenced by demographics and government funding, which suggest that the number of positions will be stable, though a growing emphasis on wellness and mental health may increase demand for workers in this occupation. Certain positions have highly irregular hours and may be physically demanding.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 31%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 29%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 6%
South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Positions in this occupation can vary significantly in terms of roles and responsibilities, workplace, clientele, compensation, and educational requirements. The demand for this type of work is influenced by demographics and government funding, which suggest that the number of positions will be stable, though a growing emphasis on wellness and mental health may increase demand for workers in this occupation. Certain positions have highly irregular hours and may be physically demanding.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 31%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 29%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 6%
West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Positions in this occupation can vary significantly in terms of roles and responsibilities, workplace, clientele, compensation, and educational requirements. The demand for this type of work is influenced by demographics and government funding, which suggest that the number of positions will be stable, though a growing emphasis on wellness and mental health may increase demand for workers in this occupation. Certain positions have highly irregular hours and may be physically demanding.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 61%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 6%

Prince Edward IslandFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The majority of these workers have positions in the health care and social assistance industry, particularly at nursing and residential care facilities and in the individual and family services sector. Some are also employed at out-patients care centres, hospitals, and at elementary and secondary schools. Since the majority of positions are in the public sector, the demand in this occupation is dependent on government funding.

Like most occupations in the health care sector, many community and social service worker positions have higher educational entrance requirements. Community and social service workers may be required to work in multiple clinical locations and perform shift work, including evenings and weekends. Although most of these workers work full-time, many job openings advertise part-time or temporary work. Some, particularly those tied to schools and school boards, may experience periods of unemployment in the summer months. This occupation requires visits to clients' homes and the ability to respond to emergency situations.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 30%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 25%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 19%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 10%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 86% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 14% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 74% of social and community service workers work all year, while 26% 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 26 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

A continued focus on general wellness and mental health is a positive factor for those seeking work in this field. Opportunities are also influenced by government funding and population demographics. This is a fairly large occupational group, with a wide range of potential employers, so positions are often created through replacement and normal turnover. While vacancies are plentiful, work environments vary quite a bit and competition tends to be stronger for some positions. Entry into the occupation is often through casual or relief employment.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 3,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 35%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 21%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 70% of social and community service workers work all year, while 30% 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 29 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers 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 Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

A continued focus on general wellness and mental health issues is a positive factor for those seeking work in this field. Opportunities are also influenced by government funding and population demographics. This is a fairly large occupational group, with a wide range of potential employers, so positions are often created through replacement and normal turnover. While vacancies are plentiful, work environments vary quite a bit and competition tends to be stronger for some positions. Entry into the occupation is often through casual or relief employment.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 49%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 15%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
Cape Breton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

A continued focus on general wellness and mental health issues is a positive factor for those seeking work in this field. Opportunities are also influenced by government funding and population demographics. This is a fairly large occupational group, with a wide range of potential employers, so positions are often created through replacement and normal turnover. While vacancies are plentiful, work environments vary quite a bit and competition tends to be stronger for some positions. Entry into the occupation is often through casual or relief employment.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 480 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 63%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 6%
Halifax Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Halifax 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 1,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 52%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 7%
North Shore Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

A continued focus on general wellness and mental health issues is a positive factor for those seeking work in this field. Opportunities are also influenced by government funding and population demographics. This is a fairly large occupational group, with a wide range of potential employers, so positions are often created through replacement and normal turnover. While vacancies are plentiful, work environments vary quite a bit and competition tends to be stronger for some positions. Entry into the occupation is often through casual or relief employment.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 690 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 14%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 6%
Southern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

A continued focus on general wellness and mental health issues is a positive factor for those seeking work in this field. Opportunities are also influenced by government funding and population demographics. This is a fairly large occupational group, with a wide range of potential employers, so positions are often created through replacement and normal turnover. While vacancies are plentiful, work environments vary quite a bit and competition tends to be stronger for some positions. Entry into the occupation is often through casual or relief employment.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 280 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 67%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 2,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 31%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 24%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 17%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 84% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 16% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 60% of social and community service workers work all year, while 40% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 330 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 55%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 17%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 240 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 39%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 23%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 20%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate 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 Social and community service workers in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 40%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 25%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 13%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate 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 Social and community service workers in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 720 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 45%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 18%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 14%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate 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 Social and community service workers in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 720 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 66%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 22%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in Québec:

  • Approximately 30,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 31%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 20%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 59% of social and community service workers work all year, while 41% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 670 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 51%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 18%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 940 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 56%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 17%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 2,880 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 42%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 18%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 15%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 890 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 41%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 27%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 1,230 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 52%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 19%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Côte-Nord Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation. However, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in Québec because it has a higher proportion of unemployed.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
Estrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 1,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 51%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 18%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region:

  • Approximately 570 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 51%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 18%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 1,960 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 48%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 21%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 2,260 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 57%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 22%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 11%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 13,860 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 49%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Mauricie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Mauricie 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 1,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 50%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 18%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 13,860 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 49%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 4,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 52%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 17%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Nord-du-Québec Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation. However, the regional outlook for this occupation will be less favorable than in Québec because it has a higher proportion of unemployed.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
Outaouais Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Outaouais 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.

Opportunities in this occupation will be available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 1,530 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 54%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 13%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • 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 available to candidates holding a college diploma in social work, special education or in delinquency response, or a bachelor's degree in a field related to social services, such as social work, social services, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology and sexology. Attestations of college studies in social work and special education can also provide access to some positions. In some cases, social service experience as a volunteer or in support services may supplement academic requirements. Employers are looking for candidates with communication skills, interpersonal skills with people in vulnerable situations, good clinical judgment, initiative and organization, autonomy and the ability to work in a team and under pressure.

The evolution of this occupation depends on the demand for social services and government spending on these services. Increasingly aware of the problems of violence, poverty, stress and various addictions, the public is asking for concrete interventions in the health and social services sector and community organizations. In the medium term, additional government investments in health and social services, as well as community organizations, will contribute to employment growth in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 54%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 24%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%

OntarioFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Employment in this occupation has remained relatively stable in Ontario over the last five years. These workers are mostly employed in the health care and social assistance sector, mainly with individual and family services, and residential care facilities such as group homes. Local governments and elementary and secondary schools are also key employers.

Employment growth in this occupation is somewhat dependent on government funding for social programs. Over the next few years, employment opportunities may become scarcer than in previous years, as the provincial social assistance sector will see decreased funding for its programs and services over the medium-term, including the closure of underutilized youth justice facilities and reduction of beds in both the open and secure custody detention system. In addition, the province's new Consumption and Treatment Services model has led to a reduction in the number of supervised injection sites funded by the province, while requirements for the Ontario social assistance system has become tightened, all likely lowering the demand for those employed in the occupation.

Within this occupation, individuals working under the title “Social Service Workers” are regulated by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). “Child and Youth Workers” and “Developmental Services Workers” are the names of voluntary skilled trades associated with this occupation in Ontario. It is important to note that this occupation is distinct from the related occupation titled “Social Workers” (NOC 4152). A social and community service worker has a two-year college diploma, whereas a social worker has a university degree. Additionally, social and community service workers do assessments but do not diagnose, whereas social workers can diagnose.

These professionals find employment across a wide range of organizations and may work under various job titles. Some job titles that are not regulated by the OCSWSSW may not require post-secondary education. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and certificates, such as a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), may be sufficient. A first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and a valid driver's licence are also common requirements. In addition to formal education, some employers may prefer candidates with relevant experience.

Some positions may require individuals to work various shifts, including evenings or weekends; therefore, flexibility is an asset in securing employment. Some community and social service workers, may experience periods of unemployment during the summer months. Community and social service work can be emotionally demanding, as such, additional opportunities may arise as employees take time off or switch to lighter caseloads.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 46,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 33%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 22%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 8%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
  • 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
  • 65% of social and community service workers work all year, while 35% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers 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 Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula 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 Social and community service workers in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 5,410 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 60%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 2,230 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 58%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie 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 Social and community service workers in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 5,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 65%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
London Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the London region:

  • Approximately 2,680 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 72%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 2,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 63%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 6%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 5%
Northeast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Investments in Indigenous communities across Northern Ontario, including support for mental health services both on and off reserve may lead to additional opportunities for community and social service workers.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 3,340 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Northwest Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Northwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Investments in Indigenous communities across Northern Ontario, including support for mental health services both on and off reserve may lead to additional opportunities for community and social service workers.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 1,890 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 18%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
Ottawa Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Ottawa 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 Social and community service workers in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 5,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 58%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 10%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 1,320 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 75%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
Toronto Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 15,310 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 49%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 2,180 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 62%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 7,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 37%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 21%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 79% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 21% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 66% of social and community service workers work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Interlake Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Interlake 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 Social and community service workers in the Interlake region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 69%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
North Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the North Central region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the North Central region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 84%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
North Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the North region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the North region:

  • Approximately 630 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 62%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 20%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Parklands Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Parklands region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Parklands region:

  • Approximately 630 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 62%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 20%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
South Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the South Central region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the South Central region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 84%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
Southeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Southeast 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 Social and community service workers in the Southeast region:

  • Approximately 690 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Southwest region:

  • Approximately 640 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 45%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
Winnipeg Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 5,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 69%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Saskatchewan 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 4,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 37%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 22%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 11%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 82% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 18% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 63% of social and community service workers work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Northern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Northern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Northern region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 68%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Prince Albert Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Prince Albert region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 68%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Regina–Moose Mountain Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 1,590 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 61%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 1,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 59%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Swift Current - Moose Jaw region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Swift Current - Moose Jaw region:

  • Approximately 240 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 58%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 20%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Yorkton–Melville Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Yorkton - Melville region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Yorkton - Melville region:

  • Approximately 170 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 74%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%

AlbertaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 15,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 37%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 21%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 10%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 60% of social and community service workers work all year, while 40% 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 32 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers 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 Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 67%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 67%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
Calgary Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Calgary region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 5,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 64%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Camrose - Drumheller region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 670 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 75%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 5%
Edmonton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Edmonton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 5,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 64%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 12%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 1,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 71%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
Red Deer Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Red Deer region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 68%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 13%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 60%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 5%

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 19,450 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 36%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 7%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 72% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 28% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 58% of social and community service workers work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Cariboo Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 1,080 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 78%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
Kootenay Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Kootenay 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 Social and community service workers in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 63%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 10,560 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 58%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 15%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
Nechako Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Nechako region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Nechako region:

  • Approximately 450 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 56%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 5%
North Coast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the North Coast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the North Coast region:

  • Approximately 450 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 56%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 11%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 9%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 5%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 320 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 55%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 15%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 2,040 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 17%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) 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 Social and community service workers in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 4,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 62%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%

Yukon TerritoryFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Yukon for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Yukon region:

  • Approximately 450 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 70%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 79% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 21% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 57% of social and community service workers work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 26 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.

Northwest TerritoriesFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Northwest Territories for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 70%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 76% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 24% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 66% of social and community service workers work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 26 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.

NunavutFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Nunavut for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Demand for this occupation is expected to be high with communities all over Nunavut facing high teacher vacancies in recent years and with over 30 per cent of Nunavut's population under 14 years of age. The Canada-Nunavut Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will provide over $7 million in early learning and childcare funding between 2017 and 2020.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in the Nunavut region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 70%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 62% of social and community service workers work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 24 weeks compared to 24 weeks for all occupations.
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