These comments apply to the career group Finance and Insurance Administrative Occupations, which includes Bookkeepers.
Job opportunities will arise primarily from the need to replace the many bookkeepers who will retire and those who change jobs and obtain promotions. Other opportunities will result from employment increase. Experience as a bookkeeper gives access to administrative positions with a variety of tasks including accounting or financial duties. Furthermore, this experience combined with relevant training makes the candidate eligible for accounting positions (NOC 1111).
Experience in clerical positions in accounting gives access to these career opportunities. Other employment opportunities will be filled by experienced bookkeepers and accounting clerks who are unemployed and by immigrants who meet this occupation requirements.
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Job prospects for this career are rated Good