Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes workers, not elsewhere classified, who perform various technical therapy and assessment functions. Some may assist professionals such as audiologists, speech-language pathologists, ophthalmologists and physiotherapists. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, educational institutions and in the private practices of the professionals they assist. Massage therapists may also be self-employed.
audio prosthetist, audiology technician, audiometric assistant, audiometric technician, hearing aid consultant, massage therapist (MT), ophthalmic assistant, ophthalmic technician, ophthalmic technologist, physical rehabilitation technician, physiotherapy technician, speech technician, speech therapist aide, speech therapy aide.
- Audio prosthetists examine clients to determine appropriate type of hearing aid; may test patient's hearing; take ear impressions for use in the manufacture of the devices; fit and adjust hearing aids; and perform follow-up examinations and readjustments.
- Audiometric assistants administer, under the supervision of audiologists, tests such as speech reception and speech discrimination to determine the hearing thresholds of patients; and record these test results.
- Communication assistants carry out remedial programs, under the supervision of speech-language pathologists, to rehabilitate patients with communicative disorders.
- Massage therapists assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle testing and propose treatment plans; treat soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs and client self-help programs; provide courses of treatment for medical conditions and injuries or wellness maintenance; maintain records of treatments given; and may work with other health care professionals when appropriate.
- Ophthalmic medical assistants operate ophthalmic testing and measuring instruments to aid ophthalmologists to assess patients' vision; record test results; assist ophthalmologists in office surgery; and administer eye drops, ointments and medications as directed by ophthalmologists.
- Physical rehabilitation technicians carry out, under physiotherapists' direction, treatment programs such as massage, thermotherapy, traction and hydrotherapy to rehabilitate injured or disabled individuals.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment in Prince Albert 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Saskatchewan.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Albert Region||N/A||N/A|
|Regina--Moose Mountain Region||N/A||N/A|
|Swift Current--Moose Jaw Region||N/A||N/A|
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Labour Market Bulletins
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Saskatchewan exports reached another record in March, up 8.7% from last year
- Flood slows oil output in southwest Saskatchewan, brining industry to a halt
- The Philippines have become Saskatchewan's most important source of newcomers
- Fifteen community airports across Saskatchewan will receive provincial funding for upgrades and repairs
- The Red River Roping and Riding Club in Prince Albert expects to complete construction of its new $2M indoor arena facility by this winter
- The University of Saskatchewan plans to sell its on-campus flock of about 300 sheep to help with budgetary pressures
- The University of Regina started an acceleration registered nurses program to compliment other provincial programs with training and retaining nurses in Saskatchewan
- The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program received an additional $65M over five years for irrigation projects across Saskatchewan
- This September, southwest Saskatchewan nursing students get the opportunity to study closer to home at the Great Plains College in Swift Current
- The BMO Capital Markets Economics and BMO Commercial Banking cited Saskatchewan as one of the top economic performers in Canada
- By May 8th, the Saskatchewan government had received disaster assistance requests from forty-eight communities, with 14 communities under states of emergency
- Officials from Peepeekisis Cree Nation and Parkland College signed a memorandum of understanding to improve the skills training and labour market participation for members of the First Nation
- The University of Regina cut 20 full-time equivalent positions from its 2013-14 budget plan
- Sixty-seven schools and more than 1,200 youth recently took part in the Stepping Stones Career Fair at Evraz Place in Regina
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Kal Tire cancelled its $25M tire warehouse development southwest of Regina
- The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is forecasting a total of 3,286 wells this year in Saskatchewan
- According to Statistics Canada, wages for Saskatchewan workers increased by 3.8 per cent in February 2013, compared with February 2012; the third highest percentage increase in the nation.
- Canadian Forces closed the recruiting centre in Saskatoon in April
- The Five Hills Health Region held a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the new $99.5M hospital in Moose Jaw
- Communities in northeastern Saskatchewan receive $29.6M northern fibre expansion
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Rural Saskatchewan faces a potential shortage of lawyers
- In February, the Saskatchewan manufacturing sales increased 5.9 per cent over the same period in 2012
- Construction continues on the $53M expansion project at Saskatoon's John G. Diefenbaker airport, with completion expected by September 2014
- The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology announced layoffs of 16 instructors and support staff, spread over a number of programs at all four campuses in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw
- The Saskatoon Health Region has ordered a freeze on hiring and limits on overtime
- K+S Potash Canada increased the budget by $850M for its Legacy potash project near Bethune, and delayed the targeted completion date by six months
- The Sun Country Health Region reopened the Arcola Health Centre emergency and inpatient services in February after successfully recruiting new doctors
- Canadian National Railway has added over $100M to upgrade the rail lines between Winnipeg and Edmonton
- International Vaccine Centre expects to hire 25 staff at the new $144M facility in Saskatoon
- Kenmore Land Company plans to start work this summer on a seven-year $150M project to build a 400-acre seniors' village in the Corman Park Rural Municipality, south of Saskatoon
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The University of Regina started construction on the new $74.7M residence and 90 child daycare; completion is expected in the fall of 2015.
- The Paper Excellence continues to work towards re-opening the Prince Albert pulp mill. If operations begin, it is expected to employ 250 people.
- Cenovus Energy plans to start construction in June on a new 66 km pipeline from Boundary Dam Power Station to the Weyburn Unit
- The City of Estevan is planning to begin construction on the $44M truck bypass soon; completion of the project is expected by 2016.
- Increased funding will create additional level-four electrician apprenticeship training opportunities at SIAST Woodland campus in Prince Albert
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