New Brunswick | Jobs In-Demand

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our work. Some of us have had to go to work from home, while others have lost their jobs or shortened our working hours due to public health measures in place.

The Canadian government has published a study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the New Brunswick labour market.

While the pandemic negatively affected some jobs, there was an increase in demand for other jobs. Some of these jobs listed below with their National Classification of Occupations (NOC) code are:

1. Management, business, finance & administration jobs

Here are the jobs that are in demand:

(NOC 0213): Computer and information systems managers 

The pandemic negatively affected the employment of computer and information systems managers. However, it is now expected to gradually return to pre-pandemic levels.

Some employers have found it difficult to find computer and information systems managers with the skills required to perform their duties and responsibilities at work.

(NOC 1111): Financial auditors and accountants 

Financial auditors and accountants did well during the COVID-19 pandemic, and employees managed to avoid losing their jobs.

This is because the main job functions allow employees to move to work from home. Moreover, the onset of the pandemic coincided with a busy tax season. This may have contributed to avoiding layoffs.

In recent years, this work has attracted a lot of interest and a shortage of financial and accounting auditors can be expected.

2. Natural & Applied sciences

These jobs are typically in industries that have not been exposed to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as engineering and design services. In fact, for some life and applied science jobs, employment increased in March and April 2020 as the rest of the economy struggled with the closure of various non-essential businesses. Employment in these industries is expected to grow over the next few years.

Some of the jobs you're looking for are:

(NOC 2171): Information systems analysts and consultants

(NOC 2174): Computer programmers & media developers

(NOC 2281): Computer network technicians

(NOC 2282): User support technicians

3. Health care jobs

Due to the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the demand for health services.

Employment of health workers has followed an upward trend for more than two decades and has stabilized in the two years leading up to the pandemic.

Here are some of the works that were positively influenced:

(NOC 3233): Licensed practical nurses

(NOC 3413): Nurse assistant and patient service executives

4. Employment in law, education, and government services

Various teachers have noticed a significant change in the way they do their jobs after switching to distance learning. There has been a labor shortage in the Francophone school system.

The pandemic has caused them to stay home longer, which in turn has led to an increase in domestic unrest. This increased the demand for social services.

Some of the jobs that are on rise:

(NOC 4031): Secondary school teachers – in a French school system

(NOC 4032): Elementary school & kindergarten teachers – in a French school system

(NOC 4152): Social workers

(NOC 4214): Early childhood educators and assistants

5. Transport, trades & equipment operators

More than a quarter of employees in these positions are over 55 years old. This means that employment opportunities may increase as more workers retire.

Job losses were minimal for these jobs. This may be because very few of these jobs are in industries that have been hit hard by the pandemic.

Truck drivers were negatively impacted at the start of the pandemic due to lower demand for certain goods. However, some cities, such as Moncton and Saint John, lacked truck drivers.

Here are some jobs that have grown:

(NOC 7241): Electricians, except power system and industrial

(NOC 7271): Carpenters 

(NOC 7511): Transport truck drivers

How you can immigrate to New Brunswick?

If the applicant has suitable work experience, they can use it to apply for permanent residence under Canadian federal economy class programs such as:
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

You will need to create a profile on the Canadian federal Express Entry system to apply for any of these federal programs. However, these programs are only intended for what Canada considers to be "skilled jobs".

All the jobs listed above will be considered qualified, except for the following:

(NOC 3413): Nurse assistant and patient service executives

(NOC 7511): Transport truck drivers 

Express Entry program is not the only choice. New Brunswick also has its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) with viable immigration options for those candidates with qualified working experience.

For example, there is a New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream for those applicants who have been offered a full-time permanent job in the province.

Apart from Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the candidate can also choose to settle in New Brunswick through a different program called the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

This is a fast-track program that allows employers to hire foreign immigrants for jobs that they would not otherwise be able to fill with a suitable match. Employers must be located in an Atlantic Province to be able to hire immigrants through AIP. The Atlantic provinces are:

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador

Prince Edward Island.

One of the benefits of the program is that employers do not need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is evidence that there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents available for work.

In addition, for a limited time, Canada offers pathways for essential workers who worked in the country during the pandemic. Nursing carers, paramedics and patient service workers are among the 40 healthcare professions that can apply for immigration through pathways for essential workers. 20,000 places have been reserved for healthcare professionals who worked in the country during the pandemic. Applications are open until November 5 or until the intake limit is reached.

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