These comments apply to the career grouping of Financial and investment analysts.
Opportunities will open up mainly through employment increase and because of the need to replace retiring financial and investment analysts.
Jobs will be available primarily for graduates of university degree in commerce, business administration or economics. Furthermore, few open positions are filled by unemployed analysts because the unemployment rate is very low in this occupation, even though it increased sharply since the beginning of the current recession. Other positions are expected to be filled by immigrants who meet the occupational requirements.
The pool for skilled analysts is insufficient. Consequently, institutional investors and other employers are raiding one another to attract the best candidates. Given this situation, many companies prefer to hire recent university graduates and give them on-the-job training.
Job Seekers: 138,270
Job Openings: 168,833
Job prospects for this career are rated Good