Actors and comedians

Actors and comedians

NOC
5135

Perform roles in motion picture, television, theatre and radio productions to entertain a variety of audiences.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

2
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$3,817
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

46
 

% Working Full Time

83%
 

% Working Full Year

50%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Actors and comedians perform roles in motion picture, television, theatre and radio productions to entertain a variety of audiences. They are employed by motion picture, television, theatre and other production companies. This unit group includes acting teachers employed by private acting schools.

Main Duties

Actors and comedians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Study and rehearse lines, gestures and expressions to interpret a role
  • Portray roles in video or motion picture productions, television shows, theatre productions, radio dramas, commercials and other productions or perform the narration
  • Sing or dance as required by specific roles
  • Perform comedy acts in nightclubs alone or as members of comedy troupes
  • Improvise a role.

Acting teachers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Train students in interpretation of scripts, speech, movement, and dramatic theory
  • Prepare acting students for specific auditions and performances.

Also Known As

  • acting teacher - private or studio
  • actor/actress
  • comedian
  • drama teacher - private or studio
  • narrator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability, based on an audition or previous acting roles, is an important hiring criteria.
  • Acting programs are offered at universities, colleges and private acting schools.
  • Acting teachers usually require experience as actors.
  • Membership in a guild or union 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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57.1%
Female
42.9%
Male
Employment by age

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25.0%
15-24
25.0%
25-34
25.0%
35-44
0.0%
45-54
0.0%
55-64
25.0%
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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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
20.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
20.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
60.0%
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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71.4%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
28.6%
Educational services
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
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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0.00%
Northeast
71.40%
Southeast
28.60%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
0.00%
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

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No Data Available

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No Data Available
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

$3,817

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

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

New Brunswick

$3,817

Newfoundland

$5,695

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$5,913

Canada

$9,438
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

2
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

0
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

6
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

5