The number of community and social service workers should rise sharply over the next few years.
Many holders of Bachelor’s degrees in a field related to social services begin their careers in this occupation to gain experience that will enable them to enter other occupations.
The placement rate of graduates of technical programs leading to this occupation (social work, special care counselling or correctional intervention) is very good, and their unemployment rate is very low.
Statistics 4212 – Community and Social Service Workers
Main Labour Market Indicators
|Main Labour Market Indicators||Unit Group 4212||All occupations|
|Employment, average 2009-2011||24,250||3,905,700|
|EI Claimants in 2011||450||92,650|
|Average Annual Growth Rate 2012-2016||2.2%||0.7%|
|Annual Employment Variation 2012-2016||550||27,050|
|Annual Attrition 2012-2016||450||72,750|
|Total Annual Needs 2012-2016||1,000||99,800|