Musicians and singers

Musicians and singers

NOC
5133

Perform with orchestras, choirs and bands in various venues and in film, television and recording studios, or teach in conservatories, academies and private homes.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

44
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$11,151
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

405
 

% Working Full Time

28%
 

% Working Full Year

34%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes musicians, singers and teachers of vocal and instrumental music. Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. Music teachers teach in conservatories, academies and private homes.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Musicians play one or more instruments as soloists or as members of a musical group before audiences or for recording purposes.
  • Singers sing musical arrangements as soloists or as members of vocal groups before audiences or for recording purposes.
  • Teachers of music or voice teach technique, interpretation and music theory to students through private or group lessons.

Musicians and singers usually specialize in specific types of music such as classical, country, ethnic, jazz, opera or popular music.

Also Known As

  • accompanist
  • church organist
  • guitar player
  • instrumentalist
  • music teacher - musicians
  • musician
  • opera singer
  • percussionist
  • recording artist
  • rock singer
  • singer
  • vocalist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Musical training from a university or college or through private instruction is usually required.
  • Members of orchestras and other professional classical musicians and singers usually require a university degree in music.
  • Musical talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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55.2%
Female
44.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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12.6%
15-24
19.5%
25-34
16.1%
35-44
18.4%
45-54
17.2%
55-64
16.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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6.9%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
20.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
13.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
56.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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55.1%
Educational services
27.0%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
7.9%
Other services (except public administration)
10.1%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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11.50%
Northeast
31.00%
Southeast
27.60%
Southwest
25.30%
Central
4.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$8,649
Northeast
$11,375
Southeast
$18,473
Southwest
$11,998
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$11,151

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$20,928

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$11,151

Newfoundland

$15,049

Prince Edward Island

$7,544

Nova Scotia

$10,121

Canada

$11,435
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

44
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

45
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

151
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

142