Recently, the Canadian government conducted research to highlight occupations that have increased in demand across different provinces and territories following the economic recovery post-pandemic. In Manitoba, the Covid-19 restrictions deeply impacted various sectors of the economy. However, these measures also led to an increase in demand for particular occupations.
What Are the Top In-Demand Occupations in Manitoba?
The Canadian government has highlighted an increase in demand for the following occupations in Manitoba:
Shippers and Receivers - NOC 1521
Employees in this occupation are responsible for shipping, receiving, and recording the movement of goods, supplies, materials from one establishment to another. Since many organizations expanded their e-commerce during the pandemic, the demand for these professionals has increased in the province. The employment for this occupation increased by 27% in April 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
Computer Network Technicians - NOC 2281
Professionals in this occupation establish, operate, and maintain the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs). They also overlook software, hardware, and other computer equipment. These professionals work in the Information Technology (IT) department of many organizations. The employment for this occupation increased by 75% in April 2020 compared to April 2019.
Home Support Workers, Housekeepers, and Related Occupations - NOC 4412
Home Support Workers are responsible for providing care to seniors, people with disabilities, and other clients. They may also reside with the employer. Housekeepers are responsible for helping their employer in housekeeping and home management duties. The demand for this occupation increased since many senior citizens decided to stay at home rather than moving into a caregiving facility due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The employment for these occupations increased by 87% in April 2020 compared to April 2019.
Graphic Designers and Illustrators - NOC 5241
Employees in this occupation are responsible for producing graphic art and visual materials to communicate information for advertising, marketing, film, and other media. Since the pandemic led to many organizations expanding their digital presence, the demand for graphic designers and illustrators increased. The employment for these occupations increased by 114% in April 2020 compared to April 2019.