These comments are for the career grouping of Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants, which includes Geographers.
Although employment growth will remain relatively high over the 2011-2020 period, it will slow down significantly compared to the strong growth recorded in recent years. One of the main reasons for this slowdown is the budget freezes or cuts put in place by the federal government and some of the provincial governments. The slowdown will, however, be partially offset by the increase in the need to replace workers who retire. The number of new graduates and immigrants wanting to enter this occupation will continue to increase; however, mobility will be more limited because fewer workers from other occupations will be attracted to this occupation as a result of the deterioration of its labour market conditions.
Job Seekers: 100,406
Job Openings: 85,229
Job prospects for this career are rated Limited