(NOC 5252)


This covers the careers of Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Related Occupations category.

Job prospects in this career are rated LIMITED because:

For Athletes, Coaches, Referees And Related Occupations, over the period of 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 20,201. It is expected that 34,218 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.

While the number of job seekers is expected to remain relatively unchanged during the period in question, the number of job openings is expected to decrease, mainly as a result of a decline in job creation. Although job growth in this occupation is expected to be relatively strong, 50 percent fewer jobs will be created over the coming years than were created in the 1999-2008 period. This can be explained in part by the increasing consumption of arts and culture, along with a corresponding decrease in sporting activity, by Canada's rapidly growing older population.

Increased sporting activity among young people, as a result of government tax incentives to promote sport and fitness, is expected to have a significant impact on the use of program leaders and instructors in recreation, sports and fitness, though it will have less impact on their numbers The rate of retirement in this occupation is also among the lowest, since its workers are markedly younger than average.

Job Seekers: 34,217
Job Openings: 20,714

Job prospects for this career are rated Limited

Last Updated: May 12, 2012