Monday July 31, 2017

Workforce WindsorEssex Releases List of Top 75 In-Demand Jobs

Sources: Job Postings, Workforce Summit, news, employer surveys & consultations

Windsor, ON –  Workforce WindsorEssex, the region’s Local Employment Planning Council, has published a list of the region’s top 75 in-demand jobs, categorized using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code system.

The list was developed using a variety of research methods including online job postings, employer surveys and consultations, news stories and community partner feedback from the Workforce Summit event in May.

Top 75 In-Demand Jobs by NOC Code:

Management Occupations:

0015 – Senior Managers – Trade, Broadcasting, and Other Services (Retail)

0601 – Corporate Sales Managers

0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers

0711 – Construction Managers

0822 – Managers in horticulture (Growers)


Business, Finance and Administrative Occupations:

1112 – Financial and Investment Analysis

1121 – Human Resources Professionals

1123 – Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations

1215 – Supervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations

1221 – Administrative Officers

1228 – Employment Insurance, Immigration, Border Services and Revenue Officers (Border Service Officers, Custom Officers)

1241 – Administrative Assistants

1414 – Receptionists

1521 – Shippers and Receivers

1525 – Dispatchers


Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

2121 – Biologists and Related Scientists

2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants

2174 – Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

2175 – Web designers and developers

2232 – Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2233 – Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2234 – Construction Estimators

2253 – Drafting Technologists and Technicians

2271 – Air Pilots, Flight Engineers, and Flying Instructors

2282 – User Support Technicians


Health Occupations

3131 – Pharmacists

3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses

3414 – Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services


Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

4412 – Home Support Workers, Housekeepers, and Related Occupations


Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

5254 – Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport, and Fitness


Sales and Service Occupations

6222 – Retail and Wholesale Buyers

6231 – Insurance Agents and Brokers

6235 – Financial Sales Representatives

6311 – Food Service Supervisors

6321 – Chefs

6322 – Cooks

6345 – Upholsterers

6411 – Sales and Account Representatives – Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)

6421 – Retail Salespersons

6513 – Food and Beverage Servers

6541 – Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations

6552 – Other Customer and Information Services Representatives

6562 – Estheticians, Electrologists, and Related Occupations

6611 – Cashiers

6622 – Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks, and Order Fillers

6623 – Other Sales Related Occupations

6711 – Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers

6731 – Light Duty Cleaners

6733 – Janitors, Caretakers, and Building Superintendents


Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Related Occupations

7204 – Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades

7231 – Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors

7232 – Tool and Die Makers

7237 – Welders and Related Machine Operators

7251 – Plumbers

7271 – Carpenters

7281 – Bricklayers

7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers, and lathers

7291 – Roofers and Shinglers

7295 – Floor Covering Installers

7311 – Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics

7315 – Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors

7321 – Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics, and Mechanical Repairers

7332 – Appliance Servicers and Repairers

7452 – Material Handlers

7511 – Transport Truck Drivers

7512 – Bus Drivers, Subway Operators, and Other Transit Operators

7521 – Heavy equipment operators

7611 – Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers


Occupations Unique to Primary Industry

8252 – Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and specialized livestock

workers (Quality control, Herdsman)

8431 – General Farm Workers

8432 – Nursery and Greenhouse Workers

8612 – Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers


Occupations Unique to Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities

9417 – Machining Tool Operators

9422 – Plastics Processing Machine Operators

9619 – Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing, and Utilities


lthough the list will continue to change; it is a key component to our Training and Career Pathways Project. This project aims to centralize key information about each in-demand job including job description, remuneration, job duties, required skills as well as training and career pathways. All of this information collected under this project will be published in WEsearch, a free, easy to use way finding tool in the “I want to know more about the Labour Market” section as well as on our website by October 2017.


 “After extensive consultation and research, Workforce WindsorEssex is excited to release the list of top 75 in-demand jobs to our community. Although not all jobs on the list are hard to fill, they are in-demand, which means people wanting to work in these jobs have very good employment prospects. As well, this information should be helpful to training and educational institutions who are training our future workforce.”
– Doug Sartori, Board Chair, Board President and Chair, Workforce WindsorEssex

“Workforce WindsorEssex continues to tackle the issue of people without jobs and jobs without people. The release of this information comes on the heels of a successful Workforce Summit event in May, our Skills Matrix in June and our Transportation and Mapping project in July.  If you’re about to choose or change your careers – and want to work and raise your family in Windsor-Essex – this list will be very helpful.”
– Michelle Suchiu, Executive Director, Workforce WindsorEssex



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Media Contact

Justin Falconer
Manager of Communications & Government Partnerships
Workforce WindsorEssex
226-674-3220 ext 854

About Workforce WindsorEssex

Workforce WindsorEssex (legally Workforce Development Board Windsor Essex) was created as an independent, community-based board in October 2008 as a result of significant foundation work by the City of Windsor, County of Essex, WindsorEssex Economic Development Commission and Province of Ontario.

Our mandate is to plan, facilitate and advocate for regional workforce development, defined as the development, retention, and recruitment of a wide range of skilled workers to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of Windsor-Essex.

Workforce WindsorEssex currently receives funding under four projects: Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership, Local Employment Planning Council, WEskills and Status of Women Canada. Learn more at

About the Local Employment Planning Council and the Training & Career Pathways Project

The Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. The LEPC pilot aims to increase the access to accurate, up to date, local labour market information and help pioneer new and innovative approaches to local employment planning.

The Training and Career Pathways project is one of 9 projects that Workforce WindsorEssex will complete in phase two of the LEPC pilot project (by September, 2018). Completed LEPC projects from phase one can be found online at