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Announcers and other broadcasters  (NOC 5231)
Toronto Region
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National Outlook ' 10-Year Projection (2015-2024)

This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2015-2024 period.

Occupational outlook

SURPLUS: This occupational group is expected to face labour surplus conditions over the period of 2017-2026 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2015-2024 period.

This occupation (Announcers and other broadcasters) is part of a larger occupational group called Announcers and other performers, n.e.c. (NOC 523).

Table on the demographic profile for your chosen occupation at the national level.
Occupations in this group Announcers and other broadcasters (5231) 
Other performers, n.e.c. (5232) 
Employment in 2014 12,500
Median Age of workers in 2014 40
Average Retirement Age in 2014 66

Occupation Projection for Canada

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2017-2026) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2017-2026. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

Over the 2014-2016 period, this occupational group experienced a significant increase in employment. The unemployment rate dropped substantially to 4.0% in 2016, below the national average of 7.0%. For its part, the average hourly wage also decreased, which is partly explained by the hiring of many new workers with lower salaries than their more experienced peers. Hence, the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the available job openings in this occupational group over the 2014-2016 period.

For Announcers and other performers, n.e.c., over the period 2017-2026, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 3,800, while 4,300 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

Although this occupational group has had a balanced market in recent years, projected job seekers are expected to be substantially more numerous than job openings, creating a surplus of workers over the 2017-2026 period. Over this period, the majority of job openings are projected to arise from retirements. The retirement rate in this occupational group is nevertheless expected to be lower than the national average because workers are typically younger than in other occupations and tend to retire later in their career. Employment growth will be about the same as the average for the economy. This occupational group faced some difficulties following the 2008-2009 recession due to the trends observed in the radio and television broadcasting industry. In particular, there was a significant restructuration and several mergers due to the loss of profits caused by lower household income following the recession. After 2012, the situation started improving, with more and more new television and online channels appearing and greater competition. Over the projection period, the immediate threat of job losses seems to be gone, and the industry is expected to stabilize and start recovering back to its normal growth. With regard to labour supply, school leavers are projected to account for almost all job seekers. The number of school leavers alone is projected to be roughly equal to total job openings. Immigrants will only represent about 15% of job seekers over the projection period. Finally, a certain number of workers are expected to leave this group to work in other occupations. Therefore, despite a relatively good job creation, the low retirement rate combined with an important number of job seekers is expected to lead to an excess supply.

This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.

This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Openings Seekers
Projection 3,800 4,300
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Openings %
Expansion Demand 1,100 29%
Retirements 2,000 53%
Other Replacement Demand 500 13%
Emigration 200 5%
Projected Job Openings 3,800 100%
Table of job seeker projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Seekers %
School Leavers 3,700 86%
Immigration 700 16%
Other -100 -2%
Projected Job Seekers 4,300 100%

In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?

This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.

This table shows the industry sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
Industry / Sector %
Information and cultural industries 67.46
Arts, entertainment and recreation 18.30
Accommodation and food services 5.87
Public administration 2.16
Professional, scientific and technical services 1.82

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

This occupation (Announcers and other broadcasters) is part of a larger group called Announcers and other performers, n.e.c. (NOC 523). According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 38% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 14%.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 65% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), in Canada, women represented 31% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

The data from the Labour Force Survey (2015) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.

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