Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS)

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Note: The projections were developed for 292 occupational groupings that cover the entire workforce, using the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC). For additional information on these groupings, please visit the COPS Occupational Groupings' Definition.  For more information about the methodology used to assess each occupation, please click here.

Search Result : Conference and event planners (1226)

Occupational Outlook
SURPLUS: This occupational group is expected to face labour surplus conditions over the period of 2015-2024 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.
Occupations in this Group
  • Conference and event planners (1226)
Skill Type
Business, finance and administration occupations
Skill Level
Occupations usually require college or vocational education or apprenticeship training.
Employment in 2014
20,900
Median Age of workers in 2014
43.7 years old
Estimated Median Age of Retirement in 2014
62 years old

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2015-2024) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2015-2024. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

The analysis of key labour market indicators such as employment and wage growth as well as the unemployment rate suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group over the 2012-2014 period.

For Conference and event planners, over the period 2015-2024, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 8,900, while 10,000 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

Although this occupational group has had balanced market in recent years, projected job seekers are expected to be substantially superior to job openings, creating a surplus of workers over the 2015-2024 period. A more detailed analysis of the outlook of this occupation will be released in the coming weeks.

Projection of Cumulative Job Openings and Job Seekers over the Period of 2015-2024

This table contains data related to Projected Job Openings.
Level Share
Expansion Demand: 2,500 28%
Retirements: 5,400 61%
Other Replacement Demand: 600 7%
Emigration: 300 3%
Projected Job Openings: 8,900 100%
This table contains data related to Projected Job Seekers.
Level Share
School Leavers: 10,500 105%
Immigration: 1,300 13%
Other: -1,800 -18%
Projected Job Seekers: 10,000 100%
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