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Real estate agents and salespersons  (NOC 6232)
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

BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2015-2024 period 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.

Table on the demographic profile for your chosen occupation at the national level.
Employment in 2014 88,900
Median Age of workers in 2014 46
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 (2015-2024) 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 2015-2024. 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.

The analysis of key labour market indicators such as employment and wage growth as well as the unemployment rate suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2012-2014 period.

For Real estate agents and salespersons, over the period 2015-2024, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 35,700, while 34,300 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2015-2024 period, it is expected that the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years will continue over the projection period. A more detailed analysis of the outlook of this occupation will be released in the coming weeks.

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 35,700 34,300
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Openings %
Expansion Demand 8,200 23%
Retirements 22,400 63%
Other Replacement Demand 3,800 11%
Emigration 1,300 4%
Projected Job Openings 35,700 100%
Table of job seeker projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Seekers %
School Leavers 11,700 34%
Immigration 2,400 7%
Other 20,200 59%
Projected Job Seekers 34,300 100%

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 %
Real estate and rental and leasing 95.08

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

According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 88% of workers in this occupation 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, 86% 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 44% 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?

This occupation (Real estate agents and salespersons) is part of a larger group called Insurance, real estate and financial sales occupations (NOC 623). According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, the unionization rate for this group was 7%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.

Please consult the Toronto Region and Ontario tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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