The Canadian government conducted a study to evaluate the effects of the pandemic on the labour market in different provinces. This study highlighted the occupations that increased in demand due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
While many sectors of the economy were negatively impacted by the travel and social restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic, others saw an increase in job vacancies. Below you will find the top in-demand occupations in Saskatchewan due to the pandemic listed with their National Occupational Classification (NOC).
What Are the Top In-Demand Occupations in Saskatchewan Due to the Pandemic?
Real Estate Agents and Salespersons- NOC 6232
Real estate agents are people who are involved in the sale or purchase of property as representatives of the clients. The property involved can be houses, apartments, commercial buildings or other real estate. The demand for these professionals remained unimpacted by the pandemic. These days, these agents do virtual viewings of the property and use digital platforms to carry out other necessary job roles.
Transport Truck Drivers- NOC 7511
These professionals are essential to the distribution, production and transportation companies. They are also employed by the construction and wholesale sectors. The demand for these professionals increased by 8% in April 2020 and continues to increase due to the consistent shortage of these workers in Canada.
Cleaning Supervisors- NOC 6315
These professionals are employed by hospitals, healthcare institutions, hotels, education institutions and other corporations. They supervise and coordinate the work of specialized cleaners, janitors, caretakers and superintendents. Their demand in Saskatchewan has increased due to increased focus on cleanliness at the time of the pandemic.
Heavy Equipment Operators- NOC 7521
These professionals are employed by the construction industry for the construction of roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, among others. The employment of these professionals increased by 11% in April 2020 compared to the same period last year.