Increased demand for 12 jobs in Alberta
According to a government study, Covid has increased demand for certain jobs in Alberta. The study identified jobs that were in high demand in Alberta due to the pandemic.
Although many sectors experienced the negative effects of coronavirus quarantine, some sectors faced more job opportunities. Of course, these changes are short-lived because the labor market is a constant stream.
In this study, the federal government addressed the impact of a pandemic on the labor force of each province and territory. What follows are findings from the province of Alberta.
The occupations in this study are listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code. For more information on specific occupations, the federal government also offers an available status analysis tool that allows job seekers to see the conditions for increasing job demand in Alberta.
1. Computer and Information Systems Administrators (NOC 0213)
These techies monitor and evaluate the activities of organizations that manage digital software and other information systems. After the general announcement of the pandemic in March 2020, employment in this sector in the province of Alberta did not face any problems, but despite the pandemic, employment levels in this sector increased compared to 2019.
۲. Employees of Employment, Immigration, Border Services and Income Insurance (NOC 1228)
The start of the pandemic led to a wave of applications for government programs such as employment insurance and the new Emergency Assistance Program (CERB), among others.
These agents are hired by the government. Their job is to enforce rules and regulations related to immigration, customs, border crossing, taxes, employment insurance and more. Employment in these jobs was higher in 2020 than in 2019.
3. Information Systems Consultants and Analysts (NOC 2171)
Employment for this part of technology specialties was not affected by the pandemic. Information systems consultants and analysts test systems conditions and provide recommendations for information system problems. This group may be employed by technology consulting firms or may be self-employed.
In April 2020, compared to April 2019, employment for this job was 44% higher. Average employment levels also increased during the year.
4. Database Analysts and Data Managers (NOC 2172)
Database analysts typically hired by IT consulting firms provide data management solutions while data managers implement data management policies, standards, and models.
Employment for analysts and database administrators in Alberta was not affected by the pandemic. Compared to previous years, employment levels increased during 2020.
Changes in increasing data and technology consumption among organizations have also led to greater demand for this job. As information and databases become more important, so will the demand for analysts and data managers.
5. Software Designers and Engineers (NOC 2173)
Software designers and engineers integrate and maintain different types of software. They are often hired by IT consulting firms as well as research and development companies and may be self-employed.
The technology industry in Alberta has grown in recent years. There are more than 400 tech companies in Calgary that have created about 2,000 jobs, including for designers and software engineers.
6. Construction Inspectors (NOC 2264)
Construction inspectors inspect existing and new infrastructure to ensure compliance with the law. The team is hired by the government, construction companies, as well as civil engineering and architecture consulting firms. Likewise, self-employment is on the list of paths ahead of them.
Employment in this sector in April 2020 was not affected by the pandemic. In fact, compared to 2019, it has grown by 24%. Employment In the following months, this sector also faced employment growth.
During the pandemic, the construction industry was in the “essential” category, and continued to operate even at the height of the Corona virus restrictions. Overall, although construction was shut down by 2020, the residential sector remained stable.
7. Nursing Supervisors and Nurses (NOC 3011)
Nursing supervisors supervise the activities of licensed nurses in medical institutions. Employment for this group in April 2020 was significantly higher than the same period in 2019. The average level of employment in 2020 also increased during this year.
Pandemic, due to the very important role of head nurses in ensuring proper care of patients, increased the demand for this group. With the increase in cases and hospitalizations, the pressure on hospital staff also increased.
Mount Royal University is expanding its Canadian Nursing Course to further train international nurses. These 10- to 14-month courses provide guidance to international immigrants on their way to Alberta.
8. Pharmacists (NOC 3131)
Pharmacists prepare patient prescriptions and provide counseling services to therapists. They probably work in pharmacies or are self-employed. Industrial pharmacists working in the field of research and development
They are hired by pharmaceutical companies as well as government departments and agencies.
In April 2020, employment for this sector was 14% higher than the previous year.
In recent years, Alberta pharmacists have taken on more responsibilities in the treatment sector. They can now participate in the vaccination plan, modify prescriptions, and help diabetics or drug users.
9. Family, marriage and related counselors (NOC 4153)
Family, marriage and similar counselors help people overcome personal problems and achieve goals. They work in consulting centers, government agencies or the private sector. Employment for the group increased by 66% in April 2020 compared to April 2019 and remained at the same level throughout the year.
The pandemic also targets mental health; It aggravates the symptoms of people with mental disorders and increases the feeling of isolation and anxiety among many people. Some counseling centers have developed online services to meet the needs of clients at the height of general treatment restrictions.
10. Researchers, Consultants and Policy Officers (NOC 4165)
Health policy researchers report on this and manage treatment policies. They are usually hired by the government, consulting agencies, universities, hospitals, as well as international and non-governmental organizations.
In April 2020, compared to April 2019, employment in this sector increased by 24%.
Covid 19 has increased demand for the job. It is the job of researchers, consultants and health policy advocates to decide how to respond to the direct effects of the new coronavirus. While protecting the general public from the virus, they must also consider the consequences for public health.
۱۱. Social Workers (NOC 4212)
Social workers implement programs that help clients cope with individual and social problems. They work for government agencies, mental health agencies, care homes for community groups and other institutions.
In April 2020, employment for this group was 21% higher than in April 2019.
The economic downturn caused by the pandemic has had adverse effects on the vulnerable population. Addicts, the homeless and victims of domestic violence top the list. The result is an increase in demand for social workers to help individuals and families in need and access to social services.
۱۲. Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Workers, Installers, Repairmen and Service Workers (NOC 7205)
These specialized technical jobs supervise the activities of various technical forces, including builders and plasterers. They are employed by a wide range of institutions or may have their own business.
Employment for the group in April 2020 was 65% higher than the same period last year.
The construction industry is in the group of essential occupations and has continued to operate during the pandemic period. The main source of job demand growth in Alberta in this area is related to the residential construction sector.
Immigration programs for these jobs
Although you do not necessarily need a job offer to apply for immigration to Canada, the experience of working professionally to apply for immigration is invaluable. Long-term work experience in Canada, in particular, increases the likelihood of improving employment potential, according to a 2020 study by Statistics Canada.
All of these jobs fall into the category of “specialized jobs”; This means that they can qualify for one of the three federally specialized programs, managed by the Express Entry System. Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but an application management system for the Federal Specialist Workforce Program, the Canadian Experience Group, and the Federal Specialized Technical Workforce Program.
Eligible applicants receive points based on the Comprehensive Rating System (CRS). These points are awarded to candidates for specialized work experience, education, age, language skills and more. Applicants with the highest scores can receive an Application Invitation (ITA) to immigrate to Canada. If approved by the federal government, they will be granted official residence in Canada.
Express Entry is the most popular immigration route. According to the federal government’s 2021 immigration goals, 10,800 new permanent residents are expected to be accepted through Express Entry alone.
The Express Entry System is also the first step in the Alberta Express Entry process. Applicants with a minimum score of 300 in the Comprehensive Ranking System may be eligible for a provincial selection from the Alberta Government Immigration Service as the Alberta Immigrant Selection Program (AINP).
The Alberta Express Entry Stream is an example of a Provincial Selection Program (PNP). Although the federal government makes the final decision on all immigration applications, provincial selection can be a great help in ensuring a positive response from the Canadian government. These programs may take longer and cost more, but are a good option for applicants who do not qualify for any of the federal immigration programs.
Another Alberta provincial selection program is the opportunity flow to increase job demand in Alberta. This program is for the specialist workforce working in one of the eligible occupations in Alberta. None of the 12 jobs on the list are currently on the list of unqualified jobs, although the qualifications for the jobs depend on other factors. For example, if the minimum work experience is 30
Do not have hours per week for 6 months, you will not be selected in this process.
For a limited time, Canada has also provided a way to convert temporary residence to permanent residence for essential labor during the pandemic. The medical staff listed above are eligible for the Essential Workforce flow, which will remain open until November 5, or until the 20,000-application deadline is reached.
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