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NOTE: Occupational projections are developed for 140 occupations (3-digit NOC). Each 3-digit occupation can be further subdivided in 4-digit occupations (E.g. NOC 313 Pharmacists, Dietitians and Nutritionists can be subdivided in NOC 3131 Pharmacists and NOC 3132 Dietitians and Nutritionists). However, no projections are developed at the 4-digit level. For additional information and occupation definitions, please visit the National Occupational Classification site.

Search Result : Librarians, Archivists, Conservators And Curators (511)

Skill Level
Occupations Usually Requiring University
Occupations in this Group
  • Librarians (5111)
  • Conservators and Curators (5112)
  • Archivists (5113)
Employment in 2012
Median Age of workers in 2012
45 years old
Average Retirement Age in 2012
63 years old

Over the 2010-2012 period, employment growth was slightly below the average of all occupations. The unemployment rate nevertheless increased to 8.7% in 2012, slightly above the average of 7.2% in 2012. The average hourly wage declined slightly. Hence, analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill the job openings in this occupational group.

Over the 2013-2022 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Librarians, Archivists, Conservators And Curators, over the 2013-2022 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 5,063 and 6,436 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.

Based on the analysis of recent labour market conditions and the projections, it is expected that the balance between labour supply and demand continue over the 2013-2022 period. Given the emergence of new technologies and the fact that Internet use has become increasingly common, particularly to access of publications online, the demand for this occupational group is declining. As a result, there will be no job growth. However, as workers in this occupational group tend to be older than the average of all occupations, the retirement rate is expected to be high. With regard to labour supply, school leavers are projected to account for the majority of job seekers.

This occupational group is composed of three occupations. These occupations are too small in terms of employment to be analyzed individually. As a result, the analysis of labour market conditions was performed at the occupational group level (NOC 511).

Projection of Cumulative Job Openings and Job Seekers over the Period of 2013-2022

Level Share
Expansion Demand: -72 -1%
Retirements: 4,442 88%
Other Replacement Demand: 498 10%
Emigration: 195 4%
Projected Job Openings: 5,063 100%
Level Share
School Leavers: 2,862 44%
Immigration: 686 11%
Other 2,888 45%
Projected Job Seekers: 6,436 100%


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