Job prospects Community And Social Services Worker near Ottawa (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Social and community service workers near Ottawa (ON). These trends also apply to people working as a community and social services worker.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

community and social services worker
Prospects over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be fair for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in the Ottawa region for the 2021-2023 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 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 4,880 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): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 14%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 11%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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