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Historical Occupations in Demand

The following occupations have historically high regional demand:

1431 · Accounting and related clerks
11 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
14 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
39 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
9 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
2 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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7332 · Appliance servicers and repairers
1 Job

Appliance servicers and repairers service and repair domestic and commercial appliances. They are employed by repair shops, appliance service companies and repair departments of…

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7321 · Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
16 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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7281 · Bricklayers
1 Job

Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone and other similar materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces and other structures in accordance with…

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7271 · Carpenters
21 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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6611 · Cashiers
20 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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9421 · Chemical plant machine operators
0 Jobs

Chemical plant machine operators monitor and operate units and machinery to blend, mix, process and package a wide range of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cleaning…

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4021 · College and other vocational instructors
1 Job

This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and…

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2174 · Computer programmers and interactive media developers
0 Jobs

Computer programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software. Interactive media developers…

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7282 · Concrete finishers
4 Jobs

Concrete finishers smooth and finish freshly poured concrete, apply curing or surface treatments and install, maintain and restore various masonry structures such as foundations,…

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7311 · Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
11 Jobs

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics install, maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. This unit group includes industrial textile machinery…

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7611 · Construction trades helpers and labourers
33 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
6 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
60 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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6551 · Customer services representatives – financial institutions
6 Jobs

Customer service representatives in this unit group process customers’ financial transactions and provide information on related banking products and services. They are employed by…

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7514 · Delivery and courier service drivers
40 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
6 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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1525 · Dispatchers
2 Jobs

Dispatchers operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and to co-ordinate the activities of drivers and other personnel. They are employed…

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4214 · Early childhood educators and assistants
17 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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2241 · Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2 Jobs

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation…

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7241 · Electricians (except industrial and power system)
2 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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4413 · Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
0 Jobs

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants support students, and assist teachers and counsellors with teaching and non-instructional tasks. They assist in areas of personal…

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4032 · Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
2 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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6562 · Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
2 Jobs

Estheticians, electrologists and related workers in this unit group provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual’s physical appearance. They are employed…

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0714 · Facility operation and maintenance managers
10 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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1111 · Financial auditors and accountants
2 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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6235 · Financial sales representatives
3 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
27 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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6711 · Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
56 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
16 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
32 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
12 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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6341 · Hairstylists and barbers
2 Jobs

Hairstylists and barbers cut and style hair and perform related services. They are employed in hairstyling or hairdressing salons, barber shops, vocational schools, health…

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7313 · Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
6 Jobs

Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems…

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7521 · Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
11 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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4412 · Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
94 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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1121 · Human resources professionals
13 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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2141 · Industrial and manufacturing engineers
3 Jobs

Industrial and manufacturing engineers conduct studies, and develop and supervise programs to achieve the best use of equipment, human resources, technology, materials and procedures…

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7242 · Industrial electricians
1 Job

Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. They are employed by electrical contractors and…

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2233 · Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
1 Job

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and…

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9536 · Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
2 Jobs

Industrial painters and coaters operate and tend machines or use brushes and spray equipment to apply paint, enamel, lacquer or other non-metallic protective and…

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2171 · Information systems analysts and consultants
7 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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2263 · Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
4 Jobs

Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks. They inspect restaurants, industrial establishments, municipal…

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6231 · Insurance agents and brokers
1 Job

Insurance agents and brokers sell life, automobile, property, health and other types of insurance to individuals, businesses and public institutions. Insurance agents are employed…

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0121 · Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0 Jobs

Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of departments or establishments that provide insurance, mortgage, real…

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5242 · Interior designers and interior decorators
1 Job

Interior designers and interior decorators conceptualize and produce aesthetic, functional and safe designs for interior spaces in residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and industrial buildings.…

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6733 · Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
14 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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9612 · Labourers in metal fabrication
1 Job

Labourers in this unit group remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products and perform other labouring activities.…

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2225 · Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
7 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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3233 · Licensed practical nurses
40 Jobs

Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses or other health team members. Operating room technicians prepare…

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6731 · Light duty cleaners
54 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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9527 · Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
0 Jobs

Machine operators in this unit group operate machinery or equipment to fabricate complete products or parts for use in the assembly of electrical appliances…

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9417 · Machining tool operators
1 Job

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
4 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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6511 · Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses
2 Jobs

Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses greet patrons and escort them to tables, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of food and beverage servers. They are…

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3236 · Massage therapists
0 Jobs

Massage therapists assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. Massage therapists work…

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7452 · Material handlers
57 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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2132 · Mechanical engineers
4 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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9416 · Metalworking and forging machine operators
2 Jobs

Light metalworking machine operators operate metalworking machines which shape and form sheet or other light metal into parts or products. Heavy metalworking machine operators…

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9522 · Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
1 Job

Motor vehicle assemblers assemble and install prefabricated motor vehicle parts and components to form subassemblies and finished motor vehicles. Motor vehicle inspectors and testers…

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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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8432 · Nursery and greenhouse workers
3 Jobs

Nursery and greenhouse workers plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and serve nursery and greenhouse customers. They are employed in indoor…

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3011 · Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
10 Jobs

Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors co-ordinate and supervise the activities of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in the…

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3414 · Other assisting occupations in support of health services
25 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who provide services and assistance to health care professionals and other health care staff. They are employed in hospitals,…

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6552 · Other customer and information services representatives
89 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
7 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
6 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
44 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)
4 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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9418 · Other metal products machine operators
0 Jobs

This unit group includes metal products machine operators, not elsewhere classified, who operate one or more automatic or multi-purpose machines to produce a variety…

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9537 · Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
3 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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7445 · Other repairers and servicers
0 Jobs

This unit group includes workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair and service a wide variety of products, such as cameras, scales, musical instruments, coin…

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6623 · Other sales related occupations
3 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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3234 · Paramedical occupations
6 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or medical illnesses and transport them to hospitals or…

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6563 · Pet groomers and animal care workers
1 Job

Animal care workers feed, handle, train and groom animals and assist veterinarians, animal health technologists and technicians and animal breeders. Pet groomers clip coats,…

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7284 · Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
0 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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9422 · Plastics processing machine operators
4 Jobs

Plastics processing machine operators set up and operate plastic mixing, calendering, extruding and moulding processing machines used in the manufacture of plastic parts and…

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7251 · Plumbers
8 Jobs

Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial…

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4012 · Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
0 Jobs

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants assist university professors, community college and CEGEP teachers and other faculty members in teaching and research activities at universities…

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1122 · Professional occupations in business management consulting
8 Jobs

Professionals in this unit group provide services to management such as analyzing the structure, operations, managerial methods or functions of an organization in order…

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5254 · Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
23 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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1524 · Purchasing and inventory control workers
0 Jobs

Purchasing and inventory control workers process purchasing transactions and maintain inventories of materials, equipment and stock. They are employed by retail and wholesale establishments,…

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1414 · Receptionists
5 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
72 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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0621 · Retail and wholesale trade managers
29 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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6211 · Retail sales supervisors
6 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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6421 · Retail salespersons
98 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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9423 · Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
1 Job

Workers in this unit group operate rubber processing machinery and assemble and inspect rubber products. They are employed by tire manufacturers and other rubber…

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6411 · Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical)
3 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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1113 · Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
0 Jobs

Securities agents and investment dealers buy and sell stocks, bonds, treasury bills, mutual funds and other securities for individual investors, pension fund managers, banks,…

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6541 · Security guards and related security service occupations
13 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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7233 · Sheet metal workers
4 Jobs

Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products. They are employed by sheet metal fabrication shops, sheet metal products manufacturing companies,…

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1521 · Shippers and receivers
12 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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4212 · Social and community service workers
17 Jobs

Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, and assist clients to deal with personal…

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4152 · Social workers
2 Jobs

Social workers help individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning and provide counselling,…

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6622 · Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
17 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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1522 · Storekeepers and partspersons
9 Jobs

Storekeepers and partspersons sort, store and issue parts and supplies for use by the establishment in which they work and for sale to the…

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9223 · Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
1 Job

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect electrical components, appliances, motors and industrial equipment.…

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1212 · Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
2 Jobs

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Accounting and related clerks (1431), Payroll administrators…

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9221 · Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
0 Jobs

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in motor vehicle production departments. They are employed in plants which manufacture…

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7513 · Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
2 Jobs

Taxi and limousine drivers drive automobiles and limousines to transport passengers. Chauffeurs drive automobiles and limousines to transport personnel and visitors of businesses, government…

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6221 · Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
3 Jobs

Technical sales specialists, wholesale trade, sell a range of technical goods and services, such as scientific, agricultural and industrial products, electricity, telecommunications services and…

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7232 · Tool and die makers
0 Jobs

Tool and die makers make, repair and modify custom-made, prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various metals, alloys and plastics…

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7511 · Transport truck drivers
38 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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1526 · Transportation route and crew schedulers
0 Jobs

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating personnel. They are employed by municipal transit commissions, truck,…

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2282 · User support technicians
1 Job

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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7237 · Welders and related machine operators
10 Jobs

Welders operate welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This unit group also includes machine operators who operate previously set up production welding,…

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