12 Alberta Jobs-In Demand during the Pandemic


According to a government study, Coronavirus has created an increased demand in certain Alberta occupations.

A Canadian government study highlights some occupations that have increased demand as a result of the Alberta pandemic.

Although various sectors will be negatively affected by the coronavirus-related outages, some actually have more job vacancies, of course, as the job market is always volatile. So these are only short-term changes.

The federal government studies how the pandemic affects the labor force in each province and territory. Here are some findings from Alberta.

Occupations are listed in order of the National Occupational Classification Code (NOC). For more information on specific job opportunities. The federal government also offers a trend analysis tool where job seekers can see trends in the careers they are interested in.

1. (NOC 0213)-Computer and information systems managers

These technology experts oversee and assess the activities of organizations that maintain digital software and other information systems. Employment in this occupation was not affected in Alberta after the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Although pandemic employment levels will increase in 2020 compared to 2019

2. (NOC 1228)-Employment insurance, immigration, border services, and revenue officers

The pandemic has resulted in a number of applicants for government programs such as employment insurance. and the newly created Canadian Emergency Welfare (CERB), etc.
These agents are employed by the government. They are entrusted with enforcing laws and regulations related to border crossings, immigration, taxes, customs, employment insurance, and other benefits.

Employment for these occupations is higher throughout 2020 compared to year-on-year versus 2019.

3. (NOC 2171)-Information systems analysts and consultants

Employment is not affected for these tech professionals. Information systems analysts and consultants test system requirements. and give advice on information system problems They may be employed in a technology consulting firm. or maybe self-employed

In April 2020, employment for this occupation was 47% higher compared to April 2019. The average level of employment tends to be higher throughout the year.

4. (NOC 2172)-Database analysts and data administrators

They typically work in IT consulting firms. Database analysts develop data management solutions. While information administrators use policies, standards, and information management models.

Employment for database analysts and system administrators is unaffected by the Alberta pandemic year on year. Employment levels are likely to rise throughout 2020.

Changes to increase technology and data usage between organizations have increased the demand for this profession. As the importance of data and databases increases So does the need for data analysts and system administrators.

5. (NOC 2173)-Software engineers and designers

Software engineers and designers integrate and maintain a wide variety of software, often used in IT consultants. as well as research and development companies They may be self-employed.

The technology industry in Alberta has grown in recent years. There are more than 400 technology companies in Calgary. It can list approximately 2,000 vacancies, including positions for software engineers and designers.

6. (NOC 2264)-Construction inspectors

Construction inspectors will review new and existing infrastructure to ensure the building complies with the code. They are employed by the government, construction companies, as well as architectural and civil engineering consulting firms. They may be self-employed.

Employment in this occupation was not affected by the April 2020 pandemic. In fact, employment in this occupation was 24 percent higher than in 2019. Employment is likely to increase year on year in the following months.

throughout the pandemic, The construction industry is considered "essential" and is allowed to continue even during the coronavirus-related restrictions. Although overall construction activity is quiet in 2020, the housing sector remains resilient.

7. (NOC 3011)-Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 

The head nurse supervises the activities of professional nurses in health care institutions. Employment for this occupation was significantly higher in April 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The average level of employment in 2020 is likely to increase throughout the year.

The pandemic has resulted in increased demand for nursing coordinators. Because it plays an important role in patient care. As the number of patients and hospitalization increases The pressure on hospital staff is also increasing.

Mount Royal University is extending its Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program in order to train more international nurses. The 10- to the 14-month program will enable immigrants from abroad to begin their practice in Alberta.

8. (NOC 3131)-Pharmacists 

Pharmacists dispense prescriptions for tolerance and provide counseling services to health care providers. They may work in a retail pharmacy or may be self-employed. Industrial pharmacists are in the field of research and development. and was hired by a pharmaceutical company government agencies and agencies

In April 2020, employment for this occupation was 14 percent higher than the previous year.

in the past few years, Community pharmacists in Alberta take on greater responsibility in the health sector. Now they can administer vaccines. edit prescription and manage people with diabetes or smoking addiction

9. (NOC 4153)-Family, marriage, and other related counselors

Family Counselor, Marriage, and Other Counselors Related help people overcome personal problems and achieve goals. They work in a counseling center. A government agency or may work in a private establishment

Employment for this occupation increased 66% in April 2020 compared to April 2019 and has remained the same throughout the year.

The pandemic affects mental health. It upsets those suffering from mental health disorders. And it makes many people feel more isolated and anxious. In Alberta, the result is an increased need for counselors. Some counseling offices have expanded their online services to meet the needs of their clients amid public health constraints.

10. (NOC 4165)-Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers

Health policy researchers produce reports and manage health policies. They are often employed by the government. Consulting establishments, hospitals, universities, as well as international and non-governmental organizations

Employment in this occupation increased by 24% in April 2020 compared to April 2019.

COVID-19 increases demand in this profession Health policy researchers, consultants, and project staff is tasked with deciding how to respond to the direct impacts of the novel coronavirus. while keeping the public safe from viruses. They also have to deal with the consequences for people's overall health.

11. (NOC 4212)-Social and community service workers

Social and community service workers use programs that help clients deal with personal and social issues. They work for government agencies. Mental health agencies, group housing, and other establishments

In April 2020, employment for this occupation increased by 21% compared to April 2019.

The recession caused by the pandemic has disproportionately affected the vulnerable population. People who struggle with addiction, homelessness, and family abuse victims are among the most affected. The result is a growing need for social workers to help individuals and families seek help and access community services.

12. (NOC 7205)-Contractors and Supervisors

These skilled trading experts will oversee the activities of various traders. including masonry and plastering trade They are employed by multiple establishments or may run their own business.

Employment for this occupation was 65 percent higher in April 2020 compared to the year before.

The construction industry was deemed necessary and operational throughout the pandemic. Much of the construction employment comes from the housing sector.

Immigration Programs For These Occupations

Although you do not need to receive a job offer to apply for Canadian immigration. But skilled work experience will greatly aid immigration applications. Over the long term, work experience in Canada in particular is likely to improve your earning potential, according to a 2020 Canadian Statistics study.

All of these occupations are categorized as This means that it may count toward eligibility for one of the three Federal High Skilled programs managed by the Express Entry System itself, not the "program" as an application management system for Federal Skilled Worker programs., Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Eligible applicants are awarded points based on the Comprehensive Rating System (CRS). Points are awarded based on skilled work experience, education, age, proficiency in an official language. and other factors Applicants with the highest score will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Immigration. If the federal government approves They will become permanent residents of Canada.

Express Entry is the most popular entry into the city. According to the federal government's 2021 immigration target, the program managing the express list is expected to accommodate 108,500 new permanent residents this year alone.

The Express Entry system is also the first step in Alberta's Quick List stream. Applicants with a CRS score of at least 300 may be eligible for provincial nominations from the Alberta branch of government immigration known as the Alberta Immigrant Nomination Program (AINP).

Alberta's Quick List stream is an example of a provincial nomination program (PNP), although the federal government has final verdicts on all immigration requests. But provincial nominations can help the applicant in securing a slot for PR from Canada. They can take longer and cost more money. But it may be an option for those who cannot qualify for the federal immigration program.

Another Alberta PNP is Alberta's opportunity stream. This one is specifically for skilled workers employed in eligible occupations in Alberta. Currently, none of the 12 occupations listed above are listed as disqualifying. However, occupational eligibility depends on other factors. For example, the applicant cannot be nominated under this stream, If they do not meet the minimum work-experience requirement of 30 hours per week for six months.

For a limited time, Canada is also offering temporary residency routes to permanent residence (TR to PR) for essential workers supporting Canadians during the pandemic. The healthcare jobs listed above are eligible subject to the required worker stream. It remains open until 5 November or until the application cap of 20,000 applications is reached.

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