Which Jobs Gained Traction In Alberta Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic?

Jobs in Alberta
  • August 14, 2021

Once in a while, life brings forth a situation that either propels an individual towards immense success or compels the person to bounce back after getting hit to rock bottom. Either way, the human is bound to learn something new.

When Covid-19 hit the world, the job market experienced a flux. On one hand, where several sectors endured shutdowns, some met with increasing job openings. Talking about Canada, its federal government researched how the pandemic is impacting the workforce in each of its provinces and territory. Enlisted are the occupations from its findings in Alberta according to their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code that underwent a rise in demand due to the pandemic –

  1. 0213 – Computer and information systems managers – They supervise and assess the undertakings of the organizations that enforce digital software and various information systems. Regardless of the pandemic in March 2020, its employment levels upheaved compared to that in 2019.
  2. 1228 – Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers – These agents hired by the government apply laws regarding border crossing, customs, employment insurance, immigration, taxes, and other advantages. Right with the inception of the pandemic, there was an invasion of government program applications, like Employment Insurance, and the latest Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), amidst others. Thus, their need progressed all through the year 2020.
  3. 2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants – They test the systems requirements and advise on the issues related to the information systems while either working in tech consulting agencies or functioning as freelancers. Companies required more such professional in the critical time to analyze the systems increasing demand by 47% of these professionals.
  4. 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators – They work in the IT consulting firms wherein the database analysts generate the data management practices whereas the data administrators employ the data administration models, policies, and standards. With the rise of digital pathways for work, the requirement for these professionals went up during the pandemic.
  5. 2173 – Software engineers and designers – Usually employed in research and development companies, IT consulting firms, or working as a freelancer, they integrate and uphold diverse software. With the increasing development of the tech industry in Alberta in the past years, currently, over 400 tech companies of Calgary that comprise about 2k job openings, involve opportunities for these professionals.
  6. 2264 – Construction inspectors – They work at consulting firms for civil engineering and architecture, construction companies, government organizations, or as an entrepreneur wherein they inspect the existing as well as new infrastructure to ensure their compliance with the building codes. Even though the general construction activity subdued in 2020, its residential sector stayed robust all through the pandemic, for this industry was considered “essential” and continued functioning even during the heights of government restrictions.
  7. 3011 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors – They supervise the tasks of the registered nurses in the health care establishments and their requirement rose significantly in pandemic as the medical services were required the most with outburst of virus across the world.
  8. 3131 – Pharmacists – They distribute prescriptions to the patients and offer consultative assistance to the health care providers while working in the government departments, pharmaceutical companies, retail pharmacies, research and development division, or working as an entrepreneur. Lately, community pharmacists of Alberta have taken advanced roles in the healthcare division, wherein they are dispensing the vaccines, amending the prescriptions, and help patients overcome their smoking addiction or manage their diabetes.
  9. 4153 – Family, marriage and other related counsellors – They help individuals overcome personal challenges and accomplish their goals while working in the counseling centers, government organizations, or performing their duties as a private practitioner. The pandemic adversely affected people by aggravating the symptoms of those already enduring mental health disorders, which in turn, amplified the feeling of anxiety and isolation for many. These counsellors were important service providers in this critical condition increasing their demand by 66%.
  10. 4165 – Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers – These professionals usually generate reports and direct the healthcare policies while working at consulting companies, governmental organizations, hospitals, international agencies, non-governmental establishments, and universities. Throughout the pandemic, they determined how to manage and retort to the direct effects of the virus and its consequences all the while addressing the overall safety of the people.
  11. 4212 – Social and community service workers – They work in group homes, government agencies, and mental health organizations, wherein they employ programming such that it helps clients deal with social and personal issues. The demand elevated by 21%, with the pandemic inexplicably impacting the susceptible inhabitants. People combating addictions, homelessness, domestic violence were amongst the hardest hit.
  12. 7205 – Contractors and supervisor, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers – The demand for these professionals who oversee the tasks of diverse workers working in masonry, plastering, or other trades while working in various industries or working for their own business raised by 65% in April 2020 compared to 2019.


At the end

Although none of the above-mentioned vocations are presently ineligible, occupation eligibility depends on various factors. For instance, an individual not meeting the minimum work-experience bar of 30 hours a week for six months cannot fall under this stream.

With the federal government holding the final call in every immigration application, a provincial nomination ensures the benefit of receiving approval from Canada. Although it is a slow-footed and expensive process, it is the best alternative for individuals that do not succeed in a program of federal immigration.

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