Bookkeeping Bucks the Trend

Recent research on Labour Market trends in British Columbia may prove good news for future bookkeepers.

Service Canada has stated that, due to outsourcing of bookkeeping, as well as an increase in self-employment in this field, the number of employment opportunities for bookkeepers should significantly increase across the country over the next few years. In fact, the projected annual growth in demand for bookkeepers is 2.3% until 2015 – that’s 0.5% more than the average trend across BC.

Bookkeeping is a cross-industry profession and is not particularly vulnerable to economic downturns – making a career in bookkeeping very favourable for employment prospects as well as a great choice for newcomers to Canada. Employers will expect bookkeepers to have relevant educational training, preferably at post-secondary level – a Certificate in Bookkeeping greatly enhances career prospects in this industry. As a result of the greater focus that business are being required to place on accurate and transparent reporting, new bookkeeping jobs are always being created for those with the right education.

For those considering a career in bookkeeping, there is more good news. Skilled Immigrant has reported that entry-level salaries for bookkeepers range from $20,000 to $30,000 a year, with an average hourly rate across British Columbia at $18.81/hour. As you develop in your career, you can start expecting to receive a salary upwards of $60,000.

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