Community care facilities for elderly fastest-growing industry: Study

Home health care, daycare, computer systems, oil and gas also strong
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/12/2015

Despite the softening of the job market, certain industries remain strong in terms of growth, according to a CareerBuilder.ca study. It lists industries and occupations with higher than average job growth nationwide from 2015 to 2020, based on data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI), CareerBuilder's labour market analysis arm.

Canada is projected to create nearly 500,000 jobs from 2015 to 2020 — a three per cent increase — though a significant number of industries and occupations will likely experience a greater percentage gain during this period.

"The Canadian job market weathered the global economic downturn virtually unscathed," says Mark Bania, managing director of CareerBuilder Canada. "While hiring appears to have slowed slightly, many industries and occupations remain healthy and strong in terms of growth, with some industries projected to grow as much as 13 per cent over the next five years."

Industries projected to experience at least 10 per cent growth in employment between 2015 and 2020 are*:

Industry

2015 jobs

2020 jobs

% change

Average earnings per job

Community care facilities for the elderly

101,348

114,839

13%

$31,759

Home health-care services

61,909

69,114

12%

$32,490

Child daycare services

121,727

135,140

11%

$29,015

Computer systems design, related services

183,660

203,210

11%

$78,168

Oil and gas extraction

66,423

73,002

10%

$138,884

CareerBuilder.ca also looked at individual occupations within these industries that are projected to experience the highest growth in employment over the next five years:

Community care facilities for the elderly:

Occupation

Employed in the industry (2015)

Employed in the industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Community and social service workers

7,224

8,615

19%

$20.80

Registered nurses

10,515

11,763

12%

$36.48

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations

4,953

6,088

23%

$10.89

Home health-care services

Occupation

Employed in
industry (2015)

Employed
in
industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Visiting homemakers, housekeepers and related occupations

21,613

24,826

15%

$14.64

Registered nurses

11,379

12,408

9%

$36.48

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

6,384

6,715

5%

$19.20

Child daycare services

Occupation

Employed in
industry (2015)

Employed
in
industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Early childhood educators and assistants

103,526

112,471

9%

$17.27

Managers in social, community and correctional services

3,932

4,677

19%

$33.97

Cooks

2,159

2,640

22%

$12.21

Computer systems design and related services

Occupation

Employed in
industry (2015)

Employed
in
industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Information systems analysts and consultants

31,647

34,490

9%

$35.87

Computer programmers and interactive media designers

35,880

38,524

7%

$33.93

Software engineers and designers

15,477

17,942

16%

$41.21

Oil and gas extraction

Occupation

Employed in
industry (2015)

Employed
in
industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Petroleum engineers

5,185

5,499

6%

$50.35

Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

4,528

5,156

14%

$35.21

Financial auditors and accountants

2,954

3,355

14%

$31.42

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