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Historical Occupations in Demand

The following occupations have historically high regional demand:

1431 · Accounting and related clerks
65 Jobs

Accounting and related clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records according to established procedures. They…

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1311 · Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
144 Jobs

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal…

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1241 · Administrative assistants
138 Jobs

Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative duties in support of managerial and professional employers. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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1221 · Administrative officers
205 Jobs

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office…

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0124 · Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
31 Jobs

Advertising, marketing, public relations and e-business managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and…

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732 · Automotive service technicians
125 Jobs

This minor group includes automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, mechanical repairers and motor vehicle body repairers. They are employed by motor vehicle…

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7321 · Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
100 Jobs

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems and components of cars,…

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4163 · Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
23 Jobs

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants conduct research, formulate policies and manage programs to stimulate industrial and commercial business investment or tourism…

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7271 · Carpenters
46 Jobs

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are…

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727 · Carpenters and cabinetmakers
62 Jobs

This minor group includes carpenters and cabinetmakers. They are employed by construction companies; carpentry and cabinetmaking contractors; maintenance departments of factories, plants and other…

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661 · Cashiers
24 Jobs

This minor group includes cashiers. They are employed in stores, restaurants, theatres, recreational and sports establishments, currency exchange booths, government offices, business offices and…

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6611 · Cashiers
24 Jobs

Cashiers operate cash registers, optical price scanners, computers or other equipment to record and accept payment for the purchase of goods, services and admissions….

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6321 · Chefs
68 Jobs

This unit group includes various types of chefs who plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities and who prepare and cook meals and…

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632 · Chefs and cooks
297 Jobs

This minor group includes chefs and cooks. They are employed by restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, clubs, educational…

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2231 · Civil engineering technologists and technicians
10 Jobs

Civil engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals, or may work independently in fields such as…

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2131 · Civil engineers
46 Jobs

Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities,…

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7611 · Construction trades helpers and labourers
58 Jobs

Construction trades helpers and labourers assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities at construction sites, in quarries and in surface mines. They are employed…

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7205 · Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7 Jobs

This unit group includes roofing, masonry, painting and other construction trade contractors, not elsewhere classified, who own and operate their own business. Supervisors in…

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6322 · Cooks
229 Jobs

Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries,…

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060 · Corporate sales managers
59 Jobs

This minor group includes corporate sales managers. They are employed by commercial, industrial and wholesale and retail trade establishments.

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0601 · Corporate sales managers
59 Jobs

Corporate sales managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial, institutional, e-business and wholesale and…

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7514 · Delivery and courier service drivers
17 Jobs

Delivery and courier service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug…

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3411 · Dental assistants
23 Jobs

Dental assistants assist dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists during the examination and treatment of patients and perform clerical functions. Dental assistants work in…

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3222 · Dental hygienists and dental therapists
51 Jobs

Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed…

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4214 · Early childhood educators and assistants
126 Jobs

Early childhood educators plan, organize and implement programs for children between the ages of infancy and 12 years. Early childhood educator assistants provide care…

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7241 · Electricians (except industrial and power system)
30 Jobs

Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and…

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4032 · Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
70 Jobs

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a…

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0714 · Facility operation and maintenance managers
32 Jobs

Facility operation managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and the included real estate. Facility operation…

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131 · Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations
181 Jobs

This minor group includes accounting technicians, bookkeepers, insurance adjusters, claims examiners, insurance underwriters, assessors, valuators, appraisers and customs, ship and other brokers. They are…

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13 · Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations
181 Jobs

This major group comprises finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations usually requiring some post-secondary education, several years of work related experience and, in…

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1112 · Financial and investment analysts
58 Jobs

Financial and investment analysts collect and analyze financial information such as economic forecasts, trading volumes and the movement of capital, financial backgrounds of companies,…

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1111 · Financial auditors and accountants
52 Jobs

Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and…

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0111 · Financial managers
79 Jobs

Financial managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operation of financial and accounting departments. They develop and implement the financial policies and systems…

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6235 · Financial sales representatives
41 Jobs

Financial sales representatives sell basic deposit, investment and loan products and services to individuals and businesses. They work in banks, credit unions, trust companies…

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6513 · Food and beverage servers
104 Jobs

Food and beverage servers take patrons’ food and beverage orders and serve orders to patrons. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private…

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671 · Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
172 Jobs

This minor group includes food counter attendants, food preparers, kitchen helpers, food service helpers and dishwashers. They are employed by restaurants, cafes, hotels, fast…

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6711 · Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
172 Jobs

Kitchen helpers, food service helpers and dishwashers clear tables, clean kitchen areas, wash dishes, and perform various other activities to assist workers who prepare or serve food and…

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6311 · Food service supervisors
201 Jobs

Food service supervisors supervise, direct and co-ordinate the activities of workers who prepare, portion and serve food. They are employed by hospitals and other…

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8431 · General farm workers
0 Jobs

General farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. This group includes operators…

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1411 · General office support workers
24 Jobs

General office support workers prepare correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operate office equipment, answer telephones, verify, record and process forms and documents such…

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141 · General office workers
135 Jobs

This minor group includes general office support workers, receptionists, personnel clerks and court clerks. They are employed by hospitals and medical, dental and other…

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7521 · Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
25 Jobs

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other…

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4411 · Home child care providers
57 Jobs

Home child care providers care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis. They care for the well-being and physical and social development of…

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4412 · Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
202 Jobs

Home support workers provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client’s residence, in…

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112 · Human resources and business service professionals
108 Jobs

This minor group includes human resources professionals, and those in professional occupations in business management consulting, advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed…

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1223 · Human resources and recruitment officers
52 Jobs

Human resources and recruitment officers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed…

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1121 · Human resources professionals
30 Jobs

Human resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise employers and employees on human resources…

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2171 · Information systems analysts and consultants
37 Jobs

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on…

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6733 · Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
54 Jobs

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents…

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2225 · Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
19 Jobs

This unit group includes those who survey and assess landscapes; draw sketches and build models of landscape designs; construct and maintain gardens, parks, golf…

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8612 · Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
19 Jobs

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers perform work to assist in the construction of landscapes and related structures, and to maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields,…

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6731 · Light duty cleaners
75 Jobs

Light duty cleaners clean lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, motels, resorts, hospitals, schools, office buildings and private residences. They are employed by…

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9417 · Machining tool operators
15 Jobs

Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are employed by metal products and other…

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7231 · Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
30 Jobs

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to cut or grind metal, plastic or other materials to make or modify parts…

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7452 · Material handlers
66 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who handle, move, load and unload materials by hand or using a variety of material handling equipment. They are…

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2232 · Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
9 Jobs

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in mechanical engineering fields such as the design, development, maintenance…

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2132 · Mechanical engineers
99 Jobs

Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. They also perform…

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3413 · Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
28 Jobs

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates assist nurses, hospital staff and physicians in the basic care of patients. They are employed in hospitals,…

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729 · Other construction trades
65 Jobs

This minor group includes roofers, shinglers, glaziers, insulators, painters and decorators (except interior decorators) and floor covering installers. They are employed by construction companies;…

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6552 · Other customer and information services representatives
82 Jobs

This unit group includes customer and information services representatives who answer enquiries and provide information regarding an establishment’s goods, services and policies and who…

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1114 · Other financial officers
87 Jobs

This unit group includes professional occupations in finance not elsewhere classified such as financial planners, financial examiners and inspectors, financial investigators, financial underwriters, mortgage…

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4216 · Other instructors
83 Jobs

Instructors in this unit group teach courses, such as motor vehicle or motorcycle driving, sailing and navigation, sewing or other courses, which are outside…

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9619 · Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
13 Jobs

This unit group includes labourers, not elsewhere classified, who perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities in processing, manufacturing and utilities. They…

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3219 · Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
29 Jobs

This unit group includes medical technologists and technicians not elsewhere classified, such as dietary technicians, pharmacy technicians, ocularists, prosthetists, orthotists, prosthetic technicians and orthotic…

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9537 · Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
2 Jobs

This unit group includes assemblers, finishers and inspectors, not elsewhere classified, who assemble, finish and inspect components or products of various materials, such as…

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6623 · Other sales related occupations
64 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail exhibitions or street vending. They are…

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662 · Other sales support and related occupations
162 Jobs

This minor group includes service station attendants; store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers; and workers who sell goods and services during home demonstrations…

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674 · Other service support and related occupations, n.e.c.
6 Jobs

This minor group includes workers in dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations; and in other service support occupations not elsewhere classified. They are employed…

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7612 · Other trades helpers and labourers
12 Jobs

This unit group includes trade helpers and labourers, not elsewhere classified, who assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities in the installation, maintenance and…

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7284 · Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
13 Jobs

Plasterers apply finish, and maintain and restore plaster or similar materials, on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to produce plain or…

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1123 · Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
55 Jobs

This unit group includes specialists in advertising, marketing and public relations who analyse, develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, analyse…

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5254 · Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
55 Jobs

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or athletic programs. They are…

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1225 · Purchasing agents and officers
51 Jobs

Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials, land or access rights and business services for use or for further processing by…

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1414 · Receptionists
104 Jobs

Receptionists greet people arriving at offices, hospitals and other establishments, direct visitors to appropriate person or service, answer and forward telephone calls, take messages,…

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3012 · Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
299 Jobs

This unit group includes registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and graduates of a nursing program who are awaiting registration (graduate nurses). They provide direct…

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7441 · Residential and commercial installers and servicers
58 Jobs

Workers in this unit group install and service a wide variety of interior and exterior prefabricated products such as windows, doors, electrical appliances, water…

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6222 · Retail and wholesale buyers
24 Jobs

Retail and wholesale buyers buy merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments and are usually responsible for the merchandising operations of retail or…

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0621 · Retail and wholesale trade managers
214 Jobs

Retail and wholesale trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a retail or…

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062 · Retail and wholesale trade managers
214 Jobs

This minor group includes retail and wholesale trade managers. They are employed by retail and wholesale sales establishments; or they may own and operate…

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621 · Retail sales supervisors
88 Jobs

This minor group includes retail sales supervisors. They are employed by stores and other retail businesses, wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis…

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6211 · Retail sales supervisors
88 Jobs

Retail sales supervisors supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Retail Salespersons (6421), Cashiers (6611), Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks…

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62 · Retail sales supervisors and specialized sales occupations
222 Jobs

This major group comprises supervisory occupations in retail sales, and sales occupations requiring a related post-secondary degree or diploma, or specialized training courses and,…

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642 · Retail salespersons
203 Jobs

This minor group includes retail salespersons. They are employed by stores and other retail businesses, as well as wholesale businesses that sell on a…

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6421 · Retail salespersons
203 Jobs

Retail salespersons sell, rent or lease a range of technical and non-technical goods and services directly to consumers. They are employed by stores and…

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6411 · Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)
15 Jobs

Sales representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), sell non-technical goods and services to retail, wholesale, commercial, industrial, professional and other clients domestically and internationally. They are…

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64 · Sales representatives and salespersons - wholesale and retail trade
218 Jobs

This major group comprises sales occupations requiring secondary school, or more, and experience related to the product or service, or some combination of education,…

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6541 · Security guards and related security service occupations
46 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire, control access to establishments, maintain…

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654 · Security guards and related security service occupations
47 Jobs

This minor group includes security guards, armoured car guards, corporate security officers, private investigators, retail loss prevention officers and workers in other related security…

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1521 · Shippers and receivers
43 Jobs

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed…

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2173 · Software engineers and designers
53 Jobs

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

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6622 · Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
95 Jobs

Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers pack customers’ purchases, price items, stock shelves with merchandise, and fill mail and telephone orders. They are…

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1215 · Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
51 Jobs

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Shippers and Receivers (1521), Storekeepers and Partspersons…

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761 · Trades helpers and labourers
70 Jobs

This minor group includes construction trades helpers and labourers, and other trades helpers and labourers. They are employed by construction companies; trade and labour…

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76 · Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations
71 Jobs

This major group comprises trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations with some experience or some secondary school, and may require certification. It includes…

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7511 · Transport truck drivers
105 Jobs

Transport truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing,…

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2282 · User support technicians
54 Jobs

Technicians in this unit group provide first-line technical support to computer users experiencing difficulties with computer hardware and with computer applications and communications software….

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2175 · Web designers and developers
17 Jobs

Web designers and developers research, design, develop and produce Internet and Intranet sites. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting…

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