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Historical Occupations in Demand

The following occupations have historically high regional demand:

1241 · Administrative Assistants
40 Jobs

Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative duties in support of managerial and professional employers. They are employed throughout the…

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1221 · Administrative officers
34 Jobs

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative…

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8252 · Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
6 Jobs

Agricultural service contractors, who own and operate their own businesses, provide agricultural services such as livestock and poultry breeding, soil…

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7315 · Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
0 Jobs

Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Aircraft inspectors inspect aircraft and aircraft…

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7332 · Appliance servicers and repairers
0 Jobs

Appliance servicers and repairers service and repair domestic and commercial appliances. They are employed by repair shops, appliance service companies…

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7321 · Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
11 Jobs

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems…

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6332 · Bakers
4 Jobs

Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are…

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2121 · Biologists and related scientists
4 Jobs

Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and…

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7281 · Bricklayers
1 Job

Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone and other similar materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces and other…

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7512 · Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
5 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who drive buses and operate streetcars, subway trains and light rail transit vehicles to transport…

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7271 · Carpenters
17 Jobs

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and…

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6611 · Cashiers
6 Jobs

Cashiers operate cash registers, optical price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of…

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6321 · Chefs
5 Jobs

This unit group includes various types of chefs who plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities and who prepare…

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2174 · Computer programmers and interactive media developers
17 Jobs

Computer programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications…

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2234 · Construction estimators
6 Jobs

Construction estimators analyze costs of and prepare estimates on civil engineering, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical construction projects. They are…

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0711 · Construction managers
12 Jobs

Construction managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction company or a construction department within a…

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7311 · Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
18 Jobs

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics install, maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. This unit group…

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7611 · Construction trades helpers and labourers
22 Jobs

Construction trades helpers and labourers assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities at construction sites, in quarries and in surface…

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7204 · Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
0 Jobs

This unit group includes carpentry and cabinetmaking trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes…

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6322 · Cooks
39 Jobs

Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care…

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0601 · Corporate sales managers
10 Jobs

Corporate sales managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial, institutional,…

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1525 · Dispatchers
10 Jobs

Dispatchers operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and to co-ordinate the activities of drivers and other…

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2253 · Drafting technologists and technicians
3 Jobs

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of…

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2133 · Electrical and electronics engineers
21 Jobs

Electrical and electronics engineers design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by…

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7241 · Electricians (except industrial and power system)
5 Jobs

Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related…

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1228 · Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
2 Jobs

Officers in this unit group administer and enforce laws and regulations related to immigration, customs, border crossing, tax revenue, employment…

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6562 · Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
2 Jobs

Estheticians, electrologists and related workers in this unit group provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual’s physical…

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0714 · Facility operation and maintenance managers
4 Jobs

Facility operation managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and the included…

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1111 · Financial auditors and accountants
11 Jobs

Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with…

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6235 · Financial sales representatives
10 Jobs

Financial sales representatives sell basic deposit, investment and loan products and services to individuals and businesses. They work in banks,…

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7295 · Floor covering installers
2 Jobs

Floor covering installers install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.…

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6513 · Food and beverage servers
12 Jobs

Food and beverage servers take patrons’ food and beverage orders and serve orders to patrons. They are employed in restaurants,…

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6711 · Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
43 Jobs

Kitchen helpers, food service helpers and dishwashers clear tables, clean kitchen areas, wash dishes, and perform various other activities to assist workers…

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6311 · Food service supervisors
6 Jobs

Food service supervisors supervise, direct and co-ordinate the activities of workers who prepare, portion and serve food. They are employed…

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7253 · Gas fitters
3 Jobs

Gas fitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators and heating units in…

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8431 · General farm workers
57 Jobs

General farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings.…

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7313 · Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7 Jobs

Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration…

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7521 · Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
2 Jobs

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines,…

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4412 · Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
43 Jobs

Home support workers provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. Care is provided within…

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1121 · Human resources professionals
9 Jobs

Human resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise employers and…

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7242 · Industrial electricians
2 Jobs

Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. They are employed…

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2233 · Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
12 Jobs

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of…

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2171 · Information systems analysts and consultants
16 Jobs

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures,…

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6231 · Insurance agents and brokers
17 Jobs

Insurance agents and brokers sell life, automobile, property, health and other types of insurance to individuals, businesses and public institutions.…

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7236 · Ironworkers
0 Jobs

Ironworkers fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precast concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, curtain walls, ornamental iron and…

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6733 · Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
28 Jobs

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their…

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2225 · Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
11 Jobs

This unit group includes those who survey and assess landscapes; draw sketches and build models of landscape designs; construct and…

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8612 · Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
2 Jobs

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers perform work to assist in the construction of landscapes and related structures, and to maintain…

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3233 · Licensed practical nurses
13 Jobs

Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses or other health team members.…

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6731 · Light duty cleaners
26 Jobs

Light duty cleaners clean lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office buildings and private residences.…

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9417 · Machining tool operators
24 Jobs

Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by…

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7231 · Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
18 Jobs

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to…

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0821 · Managers in agriculture
0 Jobs

Managers in agriculture plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations and functions of farms. They are responsible for growing…

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0822 · Managers in horticulture
4 Jobs

Managers in horticulture plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees,…

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7452 · Material handlers
45 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who handle, move, load and unload materials by hand or using a variety of material…

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2232 · Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
5 Jobs

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in mechanical engineering fields such as…

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8432 · Nursery and greenhouse workers
22 Jobs

Nursery and greenhouse workers plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and serve nursery and greenhouse customers. They…

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3414 · Other assisting occupations in support of health services
3 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who provide services and assistance to health care professionals and other health care staff. They…

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6552 · Other customer and information services representatives
58 Jobs

This unit group includes customer and information services representatives who answer enquiries and provide information regarding an establishment’s goods, services…

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9619 · Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
38 Jobs

This unit group includes labourers, not elsewhere classified, who perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities in processing,…

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6623 · Other sales related occupations
5 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail exhibitions or…

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3131 · Pharmacists
5 Jobs

Community pharmacists and hospital pharmacists compound and dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals and provide consultative services to both clients and health care…

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7284 · Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
1 Job

Plasterers apply finish, and maintain and restore plaster or similar materials, on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions…

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9422 · Plastics processing machine operators
12 Jobs

Plastics processing machine operators set up and operate plastic mixing, calendering, extruding and moulding processing machines used in the manufacture…

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7251 · Plumbers
8 Jobs

Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in…

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1123 · Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
9 Jobs

This unit group includes specialists in advertising, marketing and public relations who analyse, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies…

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5254 · Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
20 Jobs

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or…

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1414 · Receptionists
15 Jobs

Receptionists greet people arriving at offices, hospitals and other establishments, direct visitors to appropriate person or service, answer and forward…

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3012 · Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
25 Jobs

This unit group includes registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and graduates of a nursing program who are awaiting registration (graduate…

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6222 · Retail and wholesale buyers
19 Jobs

Retail and wholesale buyers buy merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments and are usually responsible for the merchandising…

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0621 · Retail and wholesale trade managers
38 Jobs

Retail and wholesale trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services…

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6421 · Retail salespersons
106 Jobs

Retail salespersons sell, rent or lease a range of technical and non-technical goods and services directly to consumers. They are…

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7291 · Roofers and shinglers
5 Jobs

Roofers install, repair or replace flat roofs as well as shingles, shakes or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs. Shinglers…

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6411 · Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical)
11 Jobs

Sales representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), sell non-technical goods and services to retail, wholesale, commercial, industrial, professional and other clients domestically…

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6541 · Security guards and related security service occupations
23 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire, control…

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0015 · Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
1 Job

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, trade, broadcasting and other service…

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1521 · Shippers and receivers
11 Jobs

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an…

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6622 · Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
30 Jobs

Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers pack customers’ purchases, price items, stock shelves with merchandise, and fill mail and…

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1215 · Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
16 Jobs

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Shippers and Receivers…

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7232 · Tool and die makers
24 Jobs

Tool and die makers make, repair and modify custom-made, prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various…

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7511 · Transport truck drivers
57 Jobs

Transport truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. They are…

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6345 · Upholsterers
0 Jobs

Upholsterers cover furniture, fixtures and similar items with fabric, leather or other upholstery materials. They are employed by furniture, aircraft,…

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2282 · User support technicians
10 Jobs

Technicians in this unit group provide first-line technical support to computer users experiencing difficulties with computer hardware and with computer…

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2175 · Web designers and developers
0 Jobs

Web designers and developers research, design, develop and produce Internet and Intranet sites. They are employed in computer software development…

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7237 · Welders and related machine operators
22 Jobs

Welders operate welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This unit group also includes machine operators who operate previously…

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