Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes musicians, singers and teachers of vocal and instrumental music. Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. Music teachers teach in conservatories, academies and private homes.
accompanist, church organist, guitar player, instrumentalist, music teacher – musicians, musician, opera singer, percussionist, recording artist, rock singer, singer, vocalist.
- Musicians play one or more instruments as soloists or as members of a musical group before audiences or for recording purposes.
- Singers sing musical arrangements as soloists or as members of vocal groups before audiences or for recording purposes.
- Teachers of music or voice teach technique, interpretation and music theory to students through private or group lessons.
Musicians and singers usually specialize in specific types of music such as classical, country, ethnic, jazz, opera or popular music.
Outlook & Prospects for Musicians and Singers in Iqaluit 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 (Musicians and Singers) is part of a larger occupational group called Creative and Performing Artists (NOC 513).
|Occupations in this group||
Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations (5131)
Conductors, Composers and Arrangers (5132)
Musicians and Singers (5133)
Actors and Comedians (5135)
Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists (5136)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||93,411|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||42|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||62|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation saw weak employment growth and an increase in the unemployment rate. However, the unemployment rate remained sufficiently low to indicate that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill all 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 Creative And Performing Artists, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 44,789 and 36,947 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering the recent balance between the labour supply and demand in this occupation, it is expected that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The annual difference between supply and demand is very small, 0.8% of jobs in 2010. Retirements will create the majority of job openings, accounting for nearly 62 percent of labour market needs. In fact, since the workforce is aging, there will a significant increase in the number of retirements as compared to the 2001-2010 period. Job growth will also be relatively high. With regard to the labour supply, the vast majority of job seekers will be school leavers, although it is expected that their numbers will decrease slightly over the coming years.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||4,326||10%|
|Projected Job Openings||44,789||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||36,947||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||%|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||35.70|
|Other services (except public administration)||4.40|
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, 58% 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 (Musicians and Singers) is part of a larger group called Creative and Performing Artists (NOC 513). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 74% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time and part-time?
The graph displays the proportion of people in this occupation who worked full-time and part-time in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 36% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
What proportion of men and women work in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 57% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Musicians and Singers) is part of a larger group called Creative and Performing Artists (NOC 513). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 25%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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