Employment Prospects Series: January 2021

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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 December Employment Prospect Series blog which covered November 29, 2020 to January 2, 2021. Specifically, the January data show new jobs posted between January 3-30, 2021. 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, January 2021

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, January 3-30, 2021. 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, January 2021

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, January 3-30, 2021. Jobs are coded at a 4-digit NOC classification level.

Table 2 outlines the number of jobs in Niagara for the top occupations and the estimated hourly wage ranges for 2019. As these data are from 2019, they do not reflect any 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, January 2021, Niagara

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Source: NWPB job aggregator, Niagara region, January 3-30, 2021. 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 our CEO, Vivian Kinnaird, or visit our website: nwpb.ca


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

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