Accounting & Related Clerks – NOC 1431 SDG


Number of People Who Work in this Industry


Median Income of People Working in this Occupation


Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade


Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016


Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people not currently working as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016


of People Working in this Occupation

41.7% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma.

38.9% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

This occupation is impacted by an aging workforce.

52.5% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

13% of accounting and related clerks work in each of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and Manufacturing.

Another 11% work in the Construction sector.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to several new positions. A moderate number of new positions will become available due to retirements. High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities. There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • Employment Outlook for Accounting and Related Clerks in the Ottawa Economic Region is good. Almost all clerks work in a computerized environment and as such, computer skills have become an essential requirement for employment. As such, future job opportunities may continue to be moderated by improvements in computer-based technology. Given the older age profile of this occupational group, job opportunities will arise from the need to replace workers who leave or retire. Staff turnover will also create employment opportunities as some clerks obtain additional training and progress to professional accounting occupations.
  • Experience using accounting, inventory and/or billing software may improve job prospects. Overtime and weekend work is common at the end of financial reporting periods and during tax season.
  • Those with technical or product knowledge in a specific area may have an employment advantage.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Manufacturing Services Sector, Professional, Technical & Education Services Sector, Transportation & Warehousing Services Sector, and/or Wholesale & Retail Trade Services Sector.