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Announcers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.
announcer, broadcaster, disc jockey – broadcast, news reader, radio host/hostess, sports announcer, talk show host/hostess, television host/hostess, traffic reporter, weather reporter.
- Select and introduce music, videos and other entertainment material for broadcast and make commercial and public service announcements
- Act as host/hostess or master of ceremonies, introduce and interview guests and conduct proceedings of shows or programs
- Read news, sports and weather for radio and television
- Report on weather conditions using information provided by weather forecasting services
- Report on traffic conditions by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle
- May present own material or material prepared by others.
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Outlook & Prospects for Announcers and Other Broadcasters in Montérégie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Announcers and Other Broadcasters) is part of a larger occupational group called Announcers and Other Performers (NOC 523).
|Occupations in this group||
Announcers and Other Broadcasters (5231)
Other Performers (5232)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||12,549|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||36|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation experienced slight employment growth and a slight increase in the unemployment rate, which nevertheless remained relatively low (4.8% in 2010). On the other hand, the average hourly wage dropped. The number of job seekers was sufficient to fill job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Announcers And Other Performers, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 3,342 and 3,911 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced, it is expected that the number of job seekers will remain sufficient to fill job openings over the 2011-2020 period. There will be few job openings; they will arise from both expansion demand and retirements. The retirement rate will be below the occupational average, as workers in this occupation are generally much younger than those in other occupations. Expansion demand will also be lacklustre in the coming years. In terms of supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system. However, a rather large number of workers will leave this occupation for others, given the often precarious nature of employment in the radio, television and performing fields.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||306||9%|
|Projected Job Openings||3,342||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||3,911||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.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Information and cultural industries||62.40|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||18.80|
|Accommodation and food services||8.80|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 18% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Announcers and Other Broadcasters) is part of a larger group called Announcers and Other Performers (NOC 523). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 39% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?The data from the Labour Force Survey (2009) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.
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