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    Demand increased for 12 Alberta jobs in pandemic times

    Demand increased for 12 Alberta jobs in pandemic times

    COVID has not been all bad news; there has been a significant rise in employment in certain professions due to the pandemic situation. A Canadian government study has highlighted that few occupations increased in demand due to the pandemic in Alberta. There have been a lot of sectors that have been negatively impacted by a coronavirus, but there are also few sectors where there have been more job openings. Of course, these are the Short term changes only as the job market is in eternal flux.


    The federal government depicted the pandemic effect on labor force in each province and territory. Let us look at these results with respect to Alberta -


    Occupations listed as per National Occupational Classification (NOC) code. 


    1. Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)


     They administer digital software and other information systems and are responsible for effective online functioning in the organization. With a lot of processing of companies gone online, there has been a trend up in the stream with respect to 2019. 


    2. Employment insurance, immigration, border services, and revenue officers (NOC 1228)

    Making most of the time at pandemic times, the applicants have started applying to government organizations like Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and thus, employment in such occupations has risen significantly. 


    3. Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)

    Information systems analysts and consultants help with the streaming issues. They work with the company and are also self-employed. There has been a rise of 47 percent in their employment in the last one and a half years.


    4. Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)

    They are employed in IT consulting firms and provide data management solutions as Database analysts and implement data administration policy, standards as data administrators. The increased use of technology has also hyped their demand.


    5. Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)

    Software engineers and designers maintain a variety of different software. They work with IT consulting and also research and development firms. Few of them are also self-employed.

    With more than 400 tech companies in Calgary, this occupation has seen a significant rise.


    6. Construction inspectors (NOC 2264)

    Construction inspectors ensure that new and existing infrastructure is well built and offer architectural and civil engineering solutions. They may also be self-employed. Since 2019 there has been a 24 percent rise in their profession.


    7. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (NOC 3011)

    The pandemic has highlighted the glaring importance of Nursing supervisors in health care institutions. As hospitals grew in pandemic times, the end for the nursing staff also grew massively. 


    8. Pharmacists (NOC 3131)

    Pharmacists provide prescriptions to patience, and they also give consultative services to healthcare. Pharmacists work in retail pharmacies or are self-employed. Also, Industrial pharmacists are in the research and development branch, and they work with pharmaceutical companies as well as government agencies.


    9. Family, marriage, and other related counsellors (NOC 4153)

    With personal problems and mental stress increasing in the pandemic, the Family, marriage, and other related counsellors’ work has also increased. They help people achieve their goals of mental and emotional health. They work in counselling centres; government agencies can also have a private practice. Their rise is significant and is expected to be around 66 percent. In corona time, many counsellors have met with their patients online as well. 


    10. Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers (NOC 4165)

    Health policy researchers give reports and administer healthcare policies. They mainly work in the government, consulting establishments, universities, hospitals, as well as non-governmental and international organizations. There has been a 24 percent in their work since April 2020


    11. Social and community service workers (NOC 4212)

    The pandemic has made people empathetic and brought everyone closer. The Social and community service workers implement programming that allows the clients to deal with personal and social problems. The rise is a glaring 21 percent. 


    12. Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers (NOC 7205)

    These skilled trades professionals manage and overlook all the activities of various tradespersons. Working with a wide range of establishments,, they have a strong career standing or operate their own business. Their rise has been significant, with 65 percent higher in April 2020


    Immigration programs for these occupations

    If you have skills and work experience, then you can start the Canadian immigration process. The applicant need not have a job offer to apply. The Best program for skilled workers is the Express Entry system, and the applicants can apply through any of the three sub streams - the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.


    Eligible candidates are raked as per the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), and the highest-scoring candidates get an Invitation to Apply (ITA).


    The Express Entry system is tied to the Alberta Express Entry Stream, which is a stream of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP). It is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which allows the province to nominate the applicant as per the labor market demand in the region. 

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