In-demand Occupation

In-demand occupations in Saskatchewan after the outbreak of COVID-19 

After the outbreak of pandemic there are certain occupations that are In-demand Occupation . According to a recent study by the Canadian government which shows the effects of COVID-19 in the country. It will help to highlight the labour shortage and In-demand Occupation  during the pandemic. 

After effects of COVID-19

Many industries are negatively affected during the pandemic, most importantly hospitality and tourism sectors. Many people lost jobs and some have faced job hours reduction. Along with this some of the sectors have seen rise in job vacancies. 

In-demand Occupations 

Here are nine jobs listed which are increased In-demand Occupation. All these occupations are listed along with their NOC codes and are given below: 

2) Real estate agents and Salespersons (NOC 6232)

These two professions are into sale or purchase of property. That property includes apartments, houses, commercial buildings and many other related things. Their demand remains high throughout and remains unaffected by the COVID-19. 

3) Transport Truck Drivers (NOC 7511)

The help in transportation of goods and materials across provinces and international roads. They are into manufacturing, distribution, transportation and moving companies. They do work in different industries which includes wholesale trade and construction. 

In the past year employment in this profession has risen by 8 per cent. 


4) Cleaning Supervisors (NOC 6315)


These are into supervising and coordinating the people such as janitors, specialized cleaners, superintendents and caretakers. They are usually related to hospitals, hotels, schools, health care institutions and other companies. 

And in 2020 employment for cleaning supervisors rose by 13 per cent. 

5) Heavy Equipment Operator (NOC 7521)

Heavy equipment is used in construction of roads, airports, bridges and the structure of tunnels. They are usually employed under the construction companies, a lot of other companies along with heavy equipment contractors. 

Employment rate has increased by 11 per cent for these professionals. 

6) Power Engineers and Power Systems Operators (NOC 9241)

They maintain and operate turbines, reactors, boilers, engine generators along with other equipment. It is very useful as it provides light, heat and refrigeration. The higher increase in ratio in fact by 208 percent in previous year. 

Power system operators are important and control the distribution of electrical power. Demand increased significantly during the pandemic. 

7) Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and other Fillers (NOC 6622)

These occupations are involved in packing of customer’s purchases, stock shelves with products, price items and fill mail and telephone orders. Employment ratio increased by 123 per cent in retail businesses, department and grocery stores along with warehouses. 

8) Information Systems Analysts and Consultants (NOC 2171) 

These help to analyze the system requirements, development and implementation of plans. And then focusing on many information system issues while over viewing policies and procedures. 

In the previous year there was a rise in employment by 38 per cent. Employment demand for Information Systems, Consultants and Analysts increased significantly. 

9) Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (NOC 3012)

They provide nursing care to patients and deliver health education along with consultation services. They all may be employed in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, clinics, nursing homes and private homes. 

Employment ratio has increased by 33 per cent compared to previous year. 

10) User Support Technicians (NOC 2282) 

They provide support to computer users facing difficulties with Computer software or hardware. They usually work under software developers, computer hardware manufacturers and in information technology units. 

There is an increase in demand for this occupation as an increase in usage of technology. 

Immigration to Saskatchewan if working under these occupations

To deal with the labour market needs and economic growth across the country, economic immigration to Canadian provinces is needed. Candidates with in-demand can apply for a particular province which is a pathway to permanent residence. 

The Canadian Express Entry system manages applications through its economic programs. Occupation should be with NOC skill type 0, level A or level B. 

Mentioned above all, only following occupations are eligible for Express Entry: 

  • Real estate agents and salespersons;
  • Cleaning supervisors;
  • Power engineers and power systems operators;
  • Information systems analysts and consultants;
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses;
  • User support technicians.

Canadian Immigration and In-demand Occupations.

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