The pandemic has had long-term consequences on the global labor market. Jobs in Canada have also seen a significant change. While some industries are on the decline, others rebound and need more skilled workers.
A report provided by the federal government reveals the changes across provinces and territories when comparing data before the pandemic and after. It turns out that Canadian companies have been hunting for some occupations during COVID-19. They can be found in the list of National Occupational Classification (NOC).
So which jobs in Canada are in demand these days?
Marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124): Jobs in Canada
Traditional advertising has long shifted to online space, and during the pandemic, digital marketing has taken on ever added importance. Businesses in various sectors need web marketers and social media advertisers to promote their products. So increasing number of organizations and companies are willing to invest in online marketing. Consequently, this leads to more job opportunities for professionals with skills in modern technologies.
Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)
The pandemic showed that remote work doesn’t hurt companies - the work is still done in a professional and timely manner. Even more, the productiveness of employees in many ways has improved. Plus, with software such as ClickUp, management solutions became possible and effective.
Biologists and related scientists (NOC 2121): Jobs in Canada
This category covers immunologists, virologists, bio-information workers, and pharmacologists who are researching coronavirus.
The world needs innovations in vaccines and treatment, which leads to job opportunities in these professions.
Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
These occupations also support companies in shifting to remote work. While Canada was on lockdown, these workers accounted for 50 percent of essential workers.
The demand for labor in this field is determined by integrating products and services online. Digital operations are expanding, and so are threats of cyber intruders.
Artificial intelligence analysts may also take advantage of job openings due to spiked interest in using AI solutions for various businesses.
Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)
During the pandemic, the government and other organizations have focused on the COVID-19-data analysis actions.
Involvement in COVID-19 data analysis will create these jobs.
Additionally, there’s more demand for data collection and storage in online health and social services.
Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
When the pandemic started, these professionals helped to develop digital media related to COVID-19. Many were able to work from their work.
Together with the demand for digital products and services, these workers will be sought-after by many businesses.
Web designers and developers (NOC 2175): Jobs in Canada
Web designers and developers play a crucial role in spreading COVID-related information. Online shopping and online medical appointment may create more of these jobs.
Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211)
Lab technicians were always in demand even before the pandemic. Given retiring workers, the shortage of these professionals is even more tangible.
Canada has implemented various programs to increase the number of certified lab technologists and their assistants.
Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5214): Jobs in Canada
The increase in graphic designers and illustrators is correlated with the increase in digital products. Businesses, such as e-commerce, online banking, and others rely on content and graphics created by these workers.
Immigration for workers in these in-demand jobs in Canada
Canadian citizens and permanent residents can't help address challenges posed by the lack of a qualified workforce. Canada aims to bring more international talent that will support its long-term economic growth.
So, the federal government offers pathways to permanent residence for workers in these in-demand jobs in Canada. The listed occupations can be found in the programs under the Express Entry system. These are:
Aside from that, skilled workers can choose to apply for PR through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that target these occupations. For example, British Columbia’s Tech stream looks for tech workers and foreign workers in other in-demand jobs in the province.