Top 7 jobs that are in demand in Prince Edward Island due to COVID-19

Ontario Job Market Prince Edward Island
  • October 11, 2021

After the pandemic, many jobs were impacted. But other jobs saw an increase in demand. A government study about the pandemic’s effect on the Prince Edward Island labour market highlights various in-demand jobs.

Some of these jobs are listed below with their corresponding National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.

  • Management jobs : There has been a lot of demand for renovation projects in this sector, which may have caused a shortage in the home builders and renovators in this province. Construction activity in the province is expected to continue to grow, as the population grows due to continued immigration.
  1. Home building and renovation managers (NOC 0712)
  2. Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821)

 

  • Business, finance and administration jobs : Administration officers can work in any industry and more workers are needed in the education and health care industries. They plan and implement health and safety protocols to slow the spread of the virus
  1. Administrative officers (NOC 1221)

 

  • Health care jobs: Employment prospects for these professionals have been good, because of the province’s growth and aging population.
  1. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012);
  2. Dental hygienists and dental therapists (NOC 3222);
  3. Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233);
  4. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413).

 

  • Natural Resources, agriculture and related production occupation: There is a shortage of farm workers for harvesting due to earlier travel restrictions. This job was initially affected due to earlier travel restrictions but the problem has now been solved due to Canada exempting temporary foreign workers from these restrictions.
  1. General farm workers (NOC 8431);
  2. Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611).

 

  • Natural and applied sciences and related jobs: Workers in these jobs were able to transition to working from home due to a pandemic and have not experienced widespread layoffs.
  1. Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171);
  2. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174);
  3. User support technicians (NOC 2282).

 

  • Jobs in education, law, and social community and government services: During the time of the covid-19 pandemic, there was a increase in demand for social welfare workers, support teachers, and elementary & secondary school teachers. There were many more openings created to spread out the workload and decrease the risks of infection
  1. Social workers (NOC 4152);
  2. Social and community service workers (NOC 4212);
  3. Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412);
  4. Elementary and secondary school teachers (NOC 4413).

 

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related jobs: There has been a major shortage for experienced transport truck drivers since COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, delivery and courier services drivers for essential retailers and take-out food service establishments’ area also in demand.
  1. Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511);
  2. Delivery and courier service drivers (NOC 7514).

 

How to immigrate to Prince Edward Island

A skilled immigrant who has experience working in Canada can apply to live here permanently by applying for one of the economic class programs.

To apply for one of these programs, skilled immigrants need to first create a profile on the Express Entry system – Canada’s online management system for permanent residency applications.

Of the jobs listed above, the following are not considered skilled work:

  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413);
  • Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412);
  • Elementary and secondary school teachers (NOC 4413);
  • Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511);
  • Delivery and courier service drivers (NOC 7514);
  • General farm workers (NOC 8431);
  • Harvesting labourers (NOC 8611).

While Express Entry is the primary way to immigrate to Canada, it is not your only option. Prince Edward Island also runs its own Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) with various immigration options.

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