Employment Prospect Series: September 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 five weeks following the August Employment Prospect Series blog which covered August 2-29, 2020. Specifically, the September data show jobs posted between August 30 and October 3, 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. Nevertheless, these data continue previous trends that indicated increases to available jobs as COVID-19 related-restrictions were lifted.

Figure 1. Job Posts, Niagara, September 2020

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, August 30 – October 3, 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, September 2020

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, August 30 – October 3, 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, 2020.1 run, employees. Low = 10th percentile, Medium = median, High = 90th percentile.

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 NWPB’s CEO, Vivian Kinnaird.


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

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