Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1251  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Court reporters record and transcribe verbatim the proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies and committees, and prepare transcripts for use by judges, tribunals and quasi-judicial panels. They are employed by courts of law, provincial and federal legislative assemblies and committees, or they may be self-employed. Medical transcriptionists record, transcribe and edit dictation by physicians and other health care providers, surgical proceedings, health-related reports and other medical documentation. They are employed by hospitals, medical clinics and doctors’ offices, or they may be self-employed. Closed captioners and other transcriptionists are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Braille Transcriber
  • Braille Volumes Transcriber
  • Closed Captioner
  • Court Monitor
  • Court Recorder
  • Court Reporter
  • Court Stenographer
  • Dictatypist
  • Hansard Reporter
  • Media Transcriber
  • Media Transcriptionist
  • Medical Dictatypist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Stenotype Operator
  • Transcriber
  • Transcriptionist
  • Closed Captioner
  • Court Reporter
  • Hansard Reporter
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Transcriptionist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $14,134
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $30,998
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $11,632
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $25,717
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations.

Gender Median Income
Male $25,717
Female $32,943
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 80
35 to 44 years 65
45 to 54 years 95
55 to 64 years 90
65 to 74 years 20
75 years and over 0
Total 375
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 240
Part Time 170
Total 410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 60
Female 310
Total 375
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 290
Self Employed 85
Total 375
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 365
Unemployed 10
Total 375
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 15
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 100
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 180
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 105
Total 410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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