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9 jobs in demand in Manitoba due to COVID-19

Posted on September 14, 2021
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Manitoba is among the Prairie Provinces of Canada. The word ‘Manitoba’ traces its roots to an Indian word meaning “the god who speaks”.

Over 100,000 lakes can be found in Manitoba. More than 2/5ths of the province’s land area is forested.

Winnepeg, the capital of Manitoba, is a prominent urban centre for western Canada, earning for itself the nickname “Chicago of the North”.

There are many jobs available for immigrant in the local labour in Manitoba.

Certain jobs have seen an increase in demand in Manitoba due to the COVID-19 situation.

Manitoba Employment Outlook Report highlights occupational outlooks that have either been impacted adversely or improved in 2020.

While the effects of the coronavirus pandemic might be the primary factor contributing to the demand of certain occupations in Manitoba, other dynamics might have also been involved in specific cases.

As per the Report, “Occupations were included in this report based upon analysis of Labour Force Survey and administrative data (employment insurance claims and job postings), as well as qualitative analysis of labour market events and occupational research.”

Here, we shall see the 9 jobs in demand in Manitoba due to COVID-19.

The jobs are listed as per their unique 4-digit occupation codes based on the National Occupational Classification [NOC] matrix.

Occupations in demand in Manitoba due to COVID-19
Occupations NOC Code
Graphic designer NOC 5241
Housekeeping supervisor NOC 6315
Computer networking NOC 2281
Insurance sales NOC 6231
Sales professionals NOC 6232
Software engineers NOC 2173
Transport professionals NOC 7511
Power engineer NOC 9241
IT consultants NOC 2171

Graphic designer and illustrators: NOC 5241

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 16.00/hour and CAD 40.87/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 13.00/hour to CAD 31.50/hour.

A graphic designer conceptualizes and produces graphic arts and visual materials for effectively communicating information for packaging materials, interactive media, signs, posters, publications, advertising, films, etc.

Employed by:

  • advertising and graphic design firms,
  • establishments with advertising or communications department,
  • multimedia production companies, or
  • might also be self-employed.

Good prospects for NOC 4241 in the next 3 years in British Columbia. Fair prospects in the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

Employment for graphic designers and illustrators in Canada was 114% higher in April 2020 as compared to April 2019.

Housekeeping supervisor: NOC 6315

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 15.00/hour and CAD 36.00/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 13.50/hour to CAD 31.00/hour.

A cleaning supervisor in Canada is responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of other workers, such as light duty cleaners [NOC 6731]; janitors, caretakers and building superintendents [NOC 6733] etc.

Employed by:

  • hospitals,
  • specialized cleaning companies
  • home and office cleaning establishments,
  • health care institutions,
  • motels,
  • schools,
  • hotels,
  • educational institutions,
  • commercial establishments, and
  • Industrial establishments.

Good prospects for NOC 6315 in the next 3 years in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec.

Employment for NOC 6315 was 68% higher in April 202 as compared to that in April 2019.

Computer network technicians: NOC 2281

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 19.32/hour and CAD 49.45/per hour.

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 19.52/hour to CAD 46.72/hour.

A computer network technician establishes, operates, maintains as well as coordinates the use of local area network [LAN] and wide area network [WAN], mainframe networks, software, hardware, and related computer equipment.

Employed in: information technology units throughout the public and private sectors.

Good prospects for NOC 2281 in the next 3 years in: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.

Fair prospects for computer network technicians in Canada in the next 3 years in the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, as well as Newfoundland and Labrador.

Employment for NOC 2281 was 75% higher in April 2020 as compared to April 2019.

As per industry projections, NOC 2281 jobs will remain in high demand in Canada as more businesses embrace remote working.

Insurance agents and brokers: NOC 6231

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 16.00/hour and CAD 35.86/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 14.30/hour to CAD 34.36/hour.

Insurance agents and brokers sell various types of insurance – health, life, property, automobile etc. – to individuals, public institutions, and businesses.

Employed by:

  • insurance companies, or
  • might be independent representatives of specific insurance companies.

Good prospects for NOC 6231 in the next 3 years in: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.

Fair prospects for insurance agents and brokers in Canada in the next 3 years in the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, as well as Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of insurance claims being made. The uncertainty caused by COVID-19 for business as well as travel is expected to contribute to a further increase in demand for NOC 6231 in Canada.

Real estate agents and salesperson: NOC 6232

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 16.00/hour and CAD 35.86/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 14.30/hour to CAD 34.36/hour.

NOC 6232 work as agents for the sale and purchase of real estate such as apartments, houses, land, commercial buildings etc.

Individuals with NOC 6232 are employed in the real estate industry.

Good prospects for real estate agents and salespersons in Canada in the next 3 years in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island.

Fair prospects for NOC 6232 in the next 3 years in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Software engineers and designers: NOC 2173

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 28.85/hour and CAD 67.31/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 13.46/hour to CAD 66.67/hour.

Software engineers and designers research, evaluate, design, integrate and maintain operating systems, telecommunications software, software applications, embedded software, technical environments, and information warehouses.

NOC 2173 might find employment, throughout the private and public sector, in:

  • information technology units,
  • information technology consulting firms,
  • information technology research and development firms, or
  • might be self-employed.

In the next 3 years, there are good prospects for NOC 2173 in Canada in: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

Fair prospects for NOC 2173 in Canada in the next 3 years in Alberta and Manitoba. 

Transport truck drivers: NOC 7511

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 15.25/hour and CAD 33.65/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 15.00/hour to CAD 31.73/hour.

NOC 7511 are responsible for operating heavy trucks for the transportation of good and materials over international, provincial, inter-urban, and urban routes.

Employed in:

  • transporation companies,
  • manufacturing companies,
  • distribution companies,
  • moving companies, and
  • trucking employment service agencies, or
  • might be self-employed.

Job opportunities for NOC 7511 in Canada over the next 3 years are either good or fair throughout the different provinces and territories in Canada.

Power engineers and power systems operators: NOC 9241

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 21.62/hour and CAD 57.70/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 25.27/hour to CAD 49.70/hour.

A power engineer operates and maintains reactors, boilers, turbines, generators, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment for generating electrical power and for providing heat, light and other utility services.

Employed by:

  • power generation plants,
  • hospitals,
  • universities,
  • manufacturing plants,
  • electrical power utilities,
  • government establishments, and
  • commercial establishments.

Job opportunities for NOC 9241 in Canada are generally fair throughout the country.

Information systems analysts and consultants: NOC 2171

Prevailing wages in Canada – From CAD 21.62/hour and CAD 57.70/per hour

Prevailing wages in Manitoba – From CAD 25.27/hour to CAD 49.70/hour.

Individuals with NOC 2171 as their occupation code analyze and test system requirements, providing advice on various information systems issues. They also develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures.

NOC 2171 can be employed by:

  • consulting firms,
  • information technology units, or
  • might be self-employed.

Good job prospects for NOC 2171 in the next 3 years in – Manitoba, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

Skilled or semi-skilled workers looking to take up permanent residence in Canada and settling within Manitoba might explore the different Canada immigration pathways available under the Express Entry system and the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].

In 2021, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program [MPNP] has invited a total of 7,391 individuals to apply in the 20 provincial draws held by Manitoba so far this year.

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