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12 jobs in high demand in Alberta due to COVID-19

Posted on August 2, 2021
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12 jobs in high demand in Alberta due to COVID-19

Certain occupations in the labour market in Alberta are reporting an increase in demand in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A study by the Canadian government highlights the jobs in Alberta that have actually increased in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While some occupations had been negatively impacted by the pandemic, others had either remained the same or registered an increase in demand.

In flux, the job outlook in Alberta for a prospective migrant is a constantly evolving situation.

As of July 29, 2021, around 65% of eligible Albertans had received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 75.8% of eligible Albertans had received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Alberta remains above the national average for full COVID-19 vaccinations, with a higher percentage of individuals fully vaccinated as compared to Germany, France, the United States, among others.




The federal government of Canada offers a trend analysis tool through which jobseekers looking for jobs in Canada can view the trends in their own occupations of interest province-wise.

Each of the occupations available in the Canadian labour market are classified as per a 4-digit unique code based on the National Occupational Classification [NOC] matrix.

Currently, the following jobs are in high demand in Alberta province in Canada –

NOC Code Occupation Jobs that come under the NOC code

NOC 2173


Software engineers and designers

For example –

·       Application architect

·       Computer software engineer

·       Embedded software engineer

·       Software architect

·       Software design engineer

·       Software design verification engineer

·       Software designer

·       Software systems integration engineer

·       Software technical architect

·       Software testing engineer

·       Telecommunications software engineer


·       Systems architect


NOC 3131



For example –

·       Clinical pharmacist

·       Community pharmacist

·       Hospital pharmacist

·       Industrial pharmacist

·       Pharmacist

·       Retail pharmacist


NOC 0213

Computer and information systems managers

For example –

·       Computer systems manager

·       Data centre manager

·       Data processing and systems analysis manager

·       Data processing director

·       Electronic data processing (EDP) manager

·       Information systems manager

·       Management information system (MIS) manager

·       Software development manager

·       Software engineering manager

·       Systems development manager


NOC 7205


Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

For example –

·       Bicycle repair shop supervisor

·       Bricklaying contractor

·       Cement finishing contractor

·       Glaziers foreman/woman

·       Insulators foreman/woman

·       Painters and decorators supervisor

·       Painting contractor

·       Pest control supervisor

·       Plasterer foreman/woman

·       Roofing contractor

·       Tilesetters supervisor


NOC 2171


Information systems analysts and consultants

For example –

·       Computer systems analyst

·       Informatics consultant

·       Informatics security analyst

·       Information systems business analyst

·       Information systems quality assurance (QA) analyst

·       Information technology (IT) consultant

·       Management information systems (MIS) analyst

·       Systems auditor

·       Systems consultant

·       Systems security analyst


NOC 3011

Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

For example –

·       Nursing care co-ordinator

·       Nursing services co-ordinator

·       Nursing supervisor

·       Patient care co-ordinator – nursing

·       Psychiatric nursing supervisor

·       Public health nursing supervisor


NOC 4153


Family, marriage and other related counsellors

For example –

·       Addictions counsellor

·       Bereavement counsellor

·       Child and youth counsellor

·       Family counsellor

·       Marriage counsellor

·       Registered clinical counsellor

·       Registered marriage and family therapist

·       Rehabilitation counsellor

·       Sex therapist

·       Vocational rehabilitation counsellor


·       Behavioural consultant

·       Disability consultant

·       Play therapist

·       Psychoeducational consultant

·       Psychoeducator


NOC 4212

Social and community service workers For example –
  • Addictions worker
  • Child and youth worker
  • Community development worker
  • Community service worker
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Developmental service worker
  • Drop-in centre worker
  • Family service worker
  • Group home worker
  • Income maintenance officer – social services
  • Life skills instructor
  • Mental health worker
  • Rehabilitation worker – social services
  • Social services worker
  • Veteran services officer
  • Welfare and compensation officer
  • Women’s shelter supervisor
  • Youth worker
  • Residential counsellor – group home

NOC 4165


Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

For example –
  • Child health care programs planning officer
  • Drug and alcohol abuse consultant
  • Health care consultant
  • Health care planner
  • Health policy research analyst
  • Health promotion program officer
  • Health services researcher
  • Mental health programs consultant
  • Policy development officer – nursing homes

NOC 1228


Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

For example –
  • Border services officer (BSO)
  • Customs inspector
  • Customs officer
  • Employment insurance agent
  • Employment insurance benefits control officer
  • Immigration agent – government services
  • Immigration examining officer
  • Revenue officer
  • Tax collection officer
  • Tax enforcement officer
  • Appeal officer

NOC 2172

Database analysts and data administrators For example –
  • Data administrator
  • Data custodian
  • Data dictionary administrator
  • Data warehouse analyst
  • Database administrator (DBA)
  • Database analyst
  • Database architect
  • Technical architect – database

NOC 2264

Construction inspectors For example –
  • Bridge inspector
  • Building construction inspector
  • Construction inspector
  • Highway construction inspector
  • Home inspector
  • Housing construction inspector
  • Mine construction inspector
  • Plumbing inspector
  • Pre-stressed concrete inspector
  • Safety officer – construction

All of the occupations above-mentioned fall under the “skilled work” category.

Launched in 2015, the Express Entry system manages the 3 main economic immigration programs of the federal government of Canada.

Express Entry invitations are issued through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].

Of the 401,000 to be welcomed by Canada in 2021, around 60% are to be through economic immigration.

IRCC Express Entry target for 2021 stands at 108,500.

Another 80,800 are to gain their Canadian permanent residence through the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]. Alberta is among the provinces and territories part of Canadian PNP.

Alberta PNP – officially referred to as the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program [AINP] – offers various Canada immigration pathways for migrants that intend taking up Canada PR and settling within Alberta.

A PNP nomination offers a fast-tracked route to Canada PR for an IRCC Express Entry candidate.

600 CRS points are automatically awarded to an IRCC Express Entry candidate that is able to secure a PNP nomination, thereby guaranteeing an invitation to apply in the next federal draw to be held.

So far in 2021, Alberta PNP has invited a total of 2,613 Canada immigration hopefuls to apply for a PNP nomination for permanent residence in Canada through the province.

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