It was not all bad news in Corona times; there have been some occupations that have seen a significant rise in employment as well. Nurses, Real estate agents, and salespersons, and Cleaning supervisors are included in that list.
COVID 19 pandemic had a dual effect on the occupations in Canada while there was some occupation whose demand went up glaringly there were also others who saw a decrease in the demand.
In this article piece, we will look at the jobs which were in demand and had a rise in employment due to the pandemic situation; the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code of these occupations are also provided below:
- Real estate agents and salespersons (NOC 6232)
Real estate agents and salespersons are workers who act as agents for the sale or purchase of property. They deal in houses, apartments, commercial buildings, and other real estate for sale, purchase, or renting. The change in their working style was brought about by the pandemic as there have been a lot of virtual viewings in the past, but on the whole, the business has seen a rise with the increase in the potential buyers in this time.
- Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511)
With travel restrictions imposed in Corona, times a lot of transportation work has increased. Truck drivers are involved in almost every business, from construction to wholesale, and there has been a significant 8 percent rise in the occupation.
- Cleaning supervisors (NOC 6315)
The cleaning supervisors are cleaners, janitors, caretakers, and superintendents, and they work in hospitals, health care institutions, hotels, schools, and other companies. The COVID protocol emphasizes increase cleaning drives; therefore, the cleaning business has seen a rise of 13 percent.
- Heavy equipment operators (NOC 7521)
From construction of roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, every work requires Heavy equipment operators, and there has been a rise in this industry 11 percent. The province of Saskatchewan has announced that it is dedicating $7.5 billion in infrastructure to be spent in the next two years.
- Power engineers and power systems operators (NOC 9241)
Power engineers operate those who maintain and control reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, engines, and other equipment. It is the distribution of electrical power that they mainly work with, and the rise has been an amazing 208 percent in the last year.
- Store shelf stockers, clerks, and order fillers (NOC 6622)
They are the workers who pack customers’ purchases, price items, stock shelves at the Grocery stores, restaurants, etc., packaging has increased in Corona times, and the employment has increased by 123 percent.
- Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
A shift has been created towards the technology in this time, and Information systems analysts and consultants have been in huge demand, with the virtual world gaining prominence slowly. Thus, The rise in employment is recorded at 38 percent higher.
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)
Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and private homes everywhere caretakers and nurses are largely needed; thus, an increase of 33 has been recorded in demand for Registered Nurses.
- User support technicians (NOC 2282)
With increased computers now there are high demands of software developers, call centers, computer hardware manufacturers and information technology units and a significant rise of 38 percent.