Labour Market Insights
Multilingual Health Care and Social Assistance Sector Jobs: Top Occupations and In-Demand Jobs for Windsor-Essex for May 2022
With public health measures largely rescinded, we can see the impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on the employment landscape. On one hand, employers have returned to the closest version of pre-pandemic activity we’ve seen yet. On the other hand, illness-related absences from work have increased. It is clear we will continue to see these sorts of fluctuations throughout the coming months.
May saw 6,819 total active job postings from 2,108 companies for an increase of 5.6% over the previous month’s 6,460 total active job postings. The Job Board and Job Map received 23,640 interactions from 5,019 users (a user increase of 32.5% from the previous month).
The top 15 searched-for occupations overall in Windsor-Essex for May 2022 were:
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Interactions with Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers occupations increased 74.8% in May as compared to April. In Ontario, some construction trades workers were on strike as of May 9, reaching a tentative agreement on May 25. A backlog of projects, coupled with the time of the year, may explain the interest.
We are also seeing increased interactions with Receptionists (up 105.1% in May from April); Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (up 62.9% in May from April); and Social and Community Service Workers (up 28.2% in May from April). Occupations that saw a decrease in interest in May as compared to April include Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Support Occupations (down 29.2%); Administrative Assistants (down 17.2%); and Light Duty Cleaners (down 15.2%).
The top 15 searched-for occupations by men in Windsor-Essex for May 2022 were:
The top 15 searched-for occupations by women in Windsor-Essex for May 2022 were:
The top 20 in-demand occupations by local employers for May 2022 were:
There was a 52.5% increase in demand for Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers in May over the previous month. Locally, the construction trades strike impacted projects such as the Gordie Howe Bridge, construction of new high schools, and projects at both St. Clair College and the University of Windsor. The need for additional workers on site to catch up on both major and smaller projects would explain the increased demand.
Demand for various occupations in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector increased in May over the previous month, including Social and Community Service Workers (up 48.8%); Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (up 12.4%); and Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (up 11.5%).
The increased demand among the majority of occupations listed in the table above may also be driven by illness-related absences from work. According to April 2022’s Labour Force Survey, total hours worked in April as compared to March fell 1.9%, driven in part by a spike in illness-related absences from work. This could be playing a part here, as nearly 1 in 10 (9%) of employees were absent from work due to illness or disability in April while the sixth wave continues. This rate is up 2% from the April 2017-2019 average and is one of the highest over the course of the ongoing pandemic.
Top Hiring Companies & Agencies:
In the Top Hiring Companies and Agencies list, we can see the demand for workers in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector is coming from Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus and the Victorian Order of Nurses / VON Canada as the first- and ninth-most hiring company in Windsor-Essex for the month of May.
Top Hiring Sectors by 6-Digit NAICS Code:
We can also see this demand reflected in the Top Hiring Sectors by 6-digit NAICS Code, with a 37.7% increase in demand over last month in General (Except Paediatric) Hospitals.
Multilingual Hiring Employers for May 2022:
Examining the employers who are seeking multilingual candidates in this region, we can see the importance of knowing multiple languages in the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector with Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus, Victorian Order of Nurses / VON Canada, Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, and The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County all in the list of Top 15 Multilingual Employers.
Top Hiring Sectors by 2-Digit NAICS Code:
Looking at hiring by 2-Digit NAICS, we can see the increase in various sectors:
Job postings in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector increased 17.4%, with 674 postings in May as compared to 574 postings in April.
Other sectors to note include:
Job postings in the Construction sector were down slightly– 1.6% from 250 postings in April to 246 in May– although postings were up 21.8% from 202 job postings in May 2021 and up 90.7% from 129 job postings in May 2020.
Demand in some of the pandemic’s hardest hit sectors has been steady, particularly in the Accommodation and Food Services and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sectors. Nationally, restaurants are reporting difficulty finding staff, which also explains the sustained increase in demand for these sectors.
Job postings for the Retail Trade sector increased 7.1% from 882 job postings in April to 945 job postings in May. This is well above the 579 job postings in May 2021 (an increase of 63.2%) and 413 job postings in May 2020 (an increase of 128.8%).
THE FINDINGS OF THIS REPORT WERE SOURCED FROM:
As of April 2019, the monthly Job Demand Report for Windsor-Essex is created by Workforce WindsorEssex using data collected from 14 unique national, provincial and locally-significant job boards. Between May 2017 and March 2019, job posting data was purchased from CEB Talent Neuron.
The monthly Job Search Report for Windsor-Essex is created by Workforce WindsorEssex using data collected from four job finding tools, including WEexplore, WEmap jobs, WEjobs board, and the Bridge Timeline Tool. Gender and age information of users is voluntarily shared with the organization.
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