Recently, the Canadian government released a study to highlight the occupations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. While many sectors of the economy suffered losses due to the pandemic, other sectors experienced an increase in employment levels. The pandemic changed how many organizations operate. As a result, many occupations significantly increased in demand in the province.
What Occupations Are In-Demand in Quebec Post-Pandemic?
Financial Managers - NOC 0111
These professionals are hired for finance and insurance, manufacturing, accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services. They also help in assessing the financial impact of unprecedented economic factors on the business, for example, the pandemic. The demand for these professionals in Quebec increased by 37.2% between 2019-2020.
Financial Auditors and Accountants - NOC 1111
These professionals are employed by most businesses to assess the financial impact of the pandemic and provide other services like asset valuation, debt restructuring, lease modification, and government assistance measures. The demand for these professionals increased by 18.7% between 2019 and 2020.
Human Resource Professionals - NOC 1121
These professionals are responsible for working on business continuity plans, reorganizing tasks to allow remote working, and managing employees in the workplace for maximum efficiency. The demand for these professionals increased by 25.5% between 2019 and 2020.
Supervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations - NOC 1215
These professionals are employed by the manufacturing, wholesale and retail industries to overlook trade, transportation, and warehousing activities. As the pressure increased on supply chains due to the pandemic, the demand for these professionals increased in Quebec to help the businesses address these disruptions. The employment for these professionals increased by 48.7% between 2019 and 2020.
Medical Administrative Assistants - NOC 1243
These professionals are employed by hospitals and healthcare institutions. During the pandemic, there was a lot of pressure on the healthcare sector to ensure that hospitals have sufficient healthcare staff to look after the patients. The demand for these professionals increased by 16.7% between 2019-2020.
Accounting and Related Clerks - NOC 1431
These professionals are employed by all sorts of businesses. Their demand increased in Quebec as many businesses had to assess the financial impact of the pandemic on their operations, including asset valuation, debt restructuring, lease modification, and government assistance measures. The demand for these professionals increased by 18.7% between 2019-2020.
Information System Analysts and Consultants - NOC 2171
These professionals analyze and test system requirements, develop and implement plans, procedures, and policies to improve an organization’s information systems. As the pandemic forced organizations to shift their work systems online, the demand for these professionals increased in the province to help organizations adapt to the pandemic. Since many organizations continue to digitize their activities, the employment for this profession increased by 30.9% in Quebec between 2019 and 2020.
Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers - NOC 2174
The employment for these professionals increased in Quebec as many businesses started to shift their operations online to allow remote work during the pandemic. The demand for these professionals increased by 17.4% between 2019 and 2020.