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What Are the Top In-Demand Jobs in Saskatchewan Due to COVID-19?

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"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."
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Published on:  Sep 14, 2021
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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. 

Power Engineers and Power System Operators- NOC 9241

Power engineers are responsible for operating and maintaining power generators like reactors, turbines, boilers, generators engines, etc. Power system operators are employed in electrical control centers to monitor and operate switchboards that control the distribution of power. The demand for these professionals increased by an impressive 208% in April 2020 compared to April 2019.

Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers- NOC 6622

These workers are required by retail outlets, businesses, grocery stores, department stores and warehouses to pack customer’s purchases, price goods, stock shelves, fill mail and take orders on the phone. The demand for these workers increased owing to a shift in consumer spending habits during the pandemic. Job vacancies for this occupation increased by 38% in April 2020.

Information System Analysts and Consultants- NOC 2171

The demand for these professionals increased as many organizations shifted their work paradigms online as the pandemic forced the workers to work from home. These workers are responsible for analyzing and testing system requirements and implementing policies and procedures regarding those systems. The demand for these workers increased b 38% in April 2020 compared to the same time last year.

Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses- NOC 3012

These nurses are employed by hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centres, clinics and private homes to provide care to patients, deliver health education and other consultative services. The demand for these professionals increased by 33% in April 2020.

User Support Technicians- NOC 2282

These professionals provide support services for computer operators facing any hardware or software difficulties. They are usually employed by call centres, computer hardware manufacturers, and software developers. The demand for these professionals increased by 38% in April 2020.

How to Immigrate to Saskatchewan?

Canadian provinces have their own separate Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to facilitate the immigration of foreign workers with skills and experience relevant to their labor market needs. Apart from that, you can apply through the available federal economic immigration programs under the Express Entry system:

Saskatchewan has the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) that offers various immigration pathways for foreign workers, international graduates and entrepreneurs. The following pathways are available under the SINP:

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