The Canadian government recently researched how the Covid-19 pandemic affected the labor market in every province and territory.
While many industries and sectors of the economy were negatively affected by the global pandemic, certain industries were able to avoid losses due to Covid-19 shutdowns. This study highlighted certain occupations that increased in demand specifically in Alberta.
This blog will introduce you to the specific occupations with their National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes. Foreign workers employed in these occupations may find this the best time to apply for Canadian or provincial immigration to Alberta.
What Are the Top In-Demand Occupations in Alberta?
Computed and Information Systems Manager (NOC 0213)
This is a tech occupation that increased in demand during the pandemic as many organizations shifted their work paradigm to online platforms that require expertise in digital software and other information technology. In Comparison to 2019, there is an increase in demand for workers in this occupation.
Information Systems Analysts and Consultants (NOC 2171)
The demand for workers employed in this occupation was at least 47% higher in 2020 compared to 2019. These workers are usually employed in tech consulting firms or are self-employed.
Database Analysts and Data Administrators (NOC 2172)
Since many organizations have increased their use of data technology, the demand for this occupation has also been steadily increasing over the past few years. Database analysts are usually employed with IT consulting firms to develop data management solutions. Data administrators help organizations implement their data administration policy, standard, and models.
Software Engineers and Designers (NOC 2173)
The tech industry has grown in Alberta in the last few years. The main city, Calgary, has more than 400 tech companies that offer over 2000 job opportunities for workers in this occupation. Software engineers and designers are imperative for IT consulting and research and development firms. They also work self-employed.
Employment Insurance, Immigration, Border Services and Revenue Officers (NOC 1228)
The pandemic prompted the Canadian government to launch new social benefits programs like the Employment Insurance and the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) among others. This also added to the demand for more workers in immigration, customs, border crossing, employment insurance, etc.