These comments apply to the career group Judges, Lawyers and Quebec Notaries.
The number of job seekers is expected to become insufficient to fill job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The lack of workers will, however, be unimportant. The main reason for the expected labour market pressure in this occupation is the increased need for new workers to replace those who are retiring. The retirement rate in this occupation will be slightly above the economic average. In fact, although workers in this occupation retire later than the average, they are also much older.
In addition, many job openings will result from economic growth over the 2011-2020 period. However, growth will be weaker than over the 1999-2008 period. During that period, this occupation, like the majority of occupations in professional business services, was supported by the strong performance of the national economy. However, economic growth in Canada will slow down slightly over the next few years, meaning that the demand for professional services will be lower than over the previous ten years. Growth in this sector will still be among the strongest among all the industries.
New graduates will account for the majority of job seekers. Moreover, since the skills required for this occupation are specialized and the employment conditions are favourable, there is little mobility between this occupation and others, and the proportion of recent immigrants in the occupation is low.
Job Seekers: 27,743
Job Openings: 32,351
Job prospects for this career are rated Fair