Employment Prospects Series: November 2020

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This monthly update to the Employment Prospect Series provides an overview of job opportunities in the Niagara region. These jobs are categorized into the level of education that is typically required for these jobs; this definition is based on Statistics Canada’s 2016 National Occupational Classification matrix.[1]

This update outlines available online job posts for the four weeks following the October Employment Prospect Series blog which covered October 4-31, 2020. Specifically, the November data show new jobs posted between November 1-28, 2020. As a note, as of June 2020, NWPB changed data sources for job aggregation tools. Thus, these data should not be directly compared to reports prior to June.

Figure 1. Job Posts, Niagara, November 2020

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, November 1-28, 2020. Jobs are coded at a 4-digit NOC classification level.

Table 1 outlines the top occupation categories that were posted and their level of required education.

Table 1. Top 5 In-Demand Occupations by Level of Education, November 2020

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, November 1-28, 2020. Jobs are coded at a 4-digit NOC classification level.

Table 2 outlines the number of jobs that existed in Niagara for each of these top occupations and the estimated hourly wage ranges for 2019. Note that because these data are from 2019, they do not reflect any changes or impacts from COVID-19. Hourly wages below minimum wage likely reflect part-time work as our data source uses average annual incomes to produce its hourly estimates.

Table 2. 2019 Job Counts and Hourly Wages, Niagara

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Source: EMSI Analyst, Niagara region, 2020.3 run, employees. Low = 10th percentile, Medium = median, High = 90th percentile.

Table 3 outlines the top 10 skills listed in online job posts by level of education required.

Table 3. Top 10 Skills listed in Job Posts, November, Niagara

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, November 1-28, 2020. Jobs are coded at a 4-digit NOC classification level.

All previous monthly reports are available on NWPB’s website. NWPB also produces quarterly reports alongside our monthly reports. The quarterly reports provide provincial-level benchmarks for job counts and trends of job growth and decline. It is our hope that these reports will support Niagara’s residents who are looking to enter the workforce or grow their career. If there is a specific occupation of interest to you, or if you have a question beyond the data represented in this report, please contact:

Vivian Kinnaird, CEO ([email protected]), or visit our website.


[1] http://cnp.edsc.gc.ca/English/NOC/Matrix2016.aspx?ver=06%u2282%3D0

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