The oldest profession in Canada? New research suggests it’s probably not the most popular.
A study by the Canadian Bar Association says the oldest profession is “probably not the one you might think of.”
The study, based on data collected by the country’s law societies, found that lawyers’ careers are on the decline in Canada, which is home to a vast majority of lawyers and a number of top legal firms.
The Bar Association said the decline is due to “a number of factors including: declining enrolment, a changing regulatory landscape, and the introduction of a number or legal professions that are not traditionally represented in Canadian society.”
But the report said this does not mean that the oldest professions are dying out.
It just means that the most common occupations are not in the top 10 most popular occupations in Canada.
“We found that over the last decade, the oldest occupations in Canadian legal services have decreased in number by 1,838 to 2,857,” the report reads.
The law societies are also encouraging people to consider their own careers when they are looking for jobs.
“As the population ages, it becomes more important to be flexible and flexible about how you’re going to spend your time and energy,” said Jocelyn Hockett, president of the Association of Canadian Lawyers.
“You can’t have one career or career path and expect it to continue indefinitely.
There are times when you need to decide what is the best course of action for you.”
In addition, the report also found that the number of lawyers who have completed more than three years of law school has increased, from 5.2 per cent of graduates in 2013 to 6.1 per cent in 2018.
The number of new law graduates also rose by more than 20 per cent from 2015 to 2017, the survey showed.
“Our research shows that the median age of lawyers is still increasing,” said John McInerney, president and CEO of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
McInerneys statement said the Law Profession Act “continues to be the law of the land for the vast majority and that the decline of older lawyers is no accident.”
The report says that more people are now entering the legal profession, but it is unclear how many of those new lawyers are lawyers who were already lawyers before the law societies started collecting data.
The study says the rise in law graduates is likely related to a number for legal employment, as more lawyers work in different fields.
It said that although the number is down from the peak of almost 60,000 lawyers in the mid-1990s, the number in 2018 was slightly above the average for the previous five years.
“When you look at the number, it is a number that reflects the changing nature of the profession, especially in the area of practice and employment,” said Hocket.
“But the trend is continuing.
There’s an increased demand, more people want to practice law.”
For more information about the study, visit the association’s website.