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This unit group includes personnel in occupations unique to the armed forces, such as artillery soldiers, infantry soldiers, air defence technicians and naval electronics technicians who provide collective defence measures to protect Canadian waters, land, airspace and other interests. They are employed by the Canadian armed forces.
air defence technician, armoured vehicle crewmember, artillery soldier, field engineer – military, infantry soldier, naval weapons technician, sonar operator, tank driver, weapons operator.
- Operate armoured vehicles, artillery, hand-held weapons and other military combat equipment and defence systems
- Engage in peacekeeping operations and enforce cease-fire agreements
- Provide aid in emergency situations, such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents
- Engage in drills and other training in preparation for peacekeeping, combat and natural disaster relief duties
- Perform administrative and guard duties.
Personnel in this unit group are assigned to specific operations related to reconnaissance, peacekeeping, disaster relief and combat.
Outlook & Prospects for Occupations Unique to the Armed Forces in Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean 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 (Occupations Unique to the Armed Forces) is part of a larger occupational group called Other Occupations in Protective Service (NOC 646).
|Occupations in this group||
Sheriffs and Bailiffs (6461)
Correctional Service Officers (6462)
By-Law Enforcement and Other Regulatory Officers, n.e.c. (6463)
Occupations Unique to the Armed Forces (6464)
Other Protective Service Occupations (6465)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||40,127|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||40|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||63|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation experienced strong employment growth and a slight decrease in the unemployment rate, which was already at a very low level (2.2% in 2010). Although the average hourly wage did not increase a great deal over this period, it remained one of the highest among occupations that did not require a post-secondary education. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings.
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 Other Occupations In Protective Service, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 10,787 and 12,754 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Projections indicate that although there was excess demand for this occupation in recent years, and even though the excess demand should be reabsorbed by the end of the projection period, this situation is expected to continue for several years. Over this period the vast majority of job openings will be due to retirements despite the fact that workers in this occupation retire later than the average for all occupations. The retirement rate for this occupation is similar to the average for all occupations. As for labour supply, nearly all job seekers will come from the school system.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||1,013||9%|
|Projected Job Openings||10,787||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||12,754||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||%|
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Occupations Unique to the Armed Forces) is part of a larger group called Other Occupations in Protective Service (NOC 646). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 73%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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