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Historical Occupations in Demand

The following occupations have historically high regional demand:

1241 · Administrative Assistants
12 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
5 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
3 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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8252 · Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
0 Jobs

Agricultural service contractors, who own and operate their own businesses, provide agricultural services such as livestock and poultry breeding, soil preparation, crop planting, crop…

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7315 · Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
0 Jobs

Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Aircraft inspectors inspect aircraft and aircraft systems following manufacture, modification,…

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3124 · Allied primary health practitioners
2 Jobs

This unit group includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives who provide primary health care and treatment in conjunction with physicians and in collaboration…

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7332 · Appliance servicers and repairers
0 Jobs

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
9 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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6332 · Bakers
0 Jobs

Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are employed in bakeries, supermarkets,…

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2121 · Biologists and related scientists
0 Jobs

Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices…

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7281 · Bricklayers
0 Jobs

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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7512 · Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
5 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who drive buses and operate streetcars, subway trains and light rail transit vehicles to transport passengers on established routes.…

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4163 · Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
3 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
13 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
10 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
5 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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0213 · Computer and information systems managers
0 Jobs

Computer and information systems managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer…

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2174 · Computer programmers and interactive media developers
4 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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2234 · Construction estimators
1 Job

Construction estimators analyze costs of and prepare estimates on civil engineering, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical construction projects. They are employed by residential, commercial…

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0711 · Construction managers
1 Job

Construction managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction company or a construction department within a company, under the direction…

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7311 · Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
2 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
6 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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7204 · Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
1 Job

This unit group includes carpentry and cabinetmaking trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and…

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6322 · Cooks
12 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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0601 · Corporate sales managers
2 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
10 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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1525 · Dispatchers
1 Job

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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2253 · Drafting technologists and technicians
0 Jobs

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial…

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2133 · Electrical and electronics engineers
0 Jobs

Electrical and electronics engineers design, plan, research, evaluate and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems. They are employed by electrical utilities, communications companies,…

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7241 · Electricians (except industrial and power system)
6 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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1228 · Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
0 Jobs

Officers in this unit group administer and enforce laws and regulations related to immigration, customs, border crossing, tax revenue, employment insurance and other government…

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6562 · Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
1 Job

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
8 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
4 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
2 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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7295 · Floor covering installers
0 Jobs

Floor covering installers install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. They are employed by…

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6513 · Food and beverage servers
5 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
11 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
7 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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7253 · Gas fitters
1 Job

Gas fitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators and heating units in residential, commercial and industrial…

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8431 · General farm workers
1 Job

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
10 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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7313 · Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
9 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)
1 Job

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
15 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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0112 · Human resources managers
2 Jobs

Human resources managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and…

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1121 · Human resources professionals
1 Job

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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7242 · Industrial electricians
0 Jobs

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
0 Jobs

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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2171 · Information systems analysts and consultants
1 Job

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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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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7236 · Ironworkers
0 Jobs

Ironworkers fabricate, erect, hoist, install, repair and service structural ironwork, precast concrete, concrete reinforcing materials, curtain walls, ornamental iron and other metals used in…

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6733 · Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
9 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
1 Job

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
0 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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3233 · Licensed practical nurses
2 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
15 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
0 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
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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0821 · Managers in agriculture
0 Jobs

Managers in agriculture plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations and functions of farms. They are responsible for growing crops, raising and breeding…

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0651 · Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
0 Jobs

This unit group includes managers of establishments that provide services not elsewhere classified, such as dry cleaning, hairdressing or residential cleaning. This group also…

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0311 · Managers in health care
1 Job

Managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the delivery of health care services, such as diagnosis and treatment, nursing and…

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0822 · Managers in horticulture
0 Jobs

Managers in horticulture plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.

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0911 · Manufacturing managers
1 Job

Manufacturing managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a manufacturing establishment or of a production department within a manufacturing establishment, under…

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7452 · Material handlers
9 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
0 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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3212 · Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
2 Jobs

Medical laboratory technicians conduct routine medical laboratory tests and set up, clean and maintain medical laboratory equipment. They are employed in medical laboratories in…

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8432 · Nursery and greenhouse workers
0 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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0114 · Other administrative services managers
0 Jobs

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate departments responsible for corporate governance and regulatory compliance, records management, security services,…

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3414 · Other assisting occupations in support of health services
8 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
35 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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9619 · Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
1 Job

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)
10 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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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
0 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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1415 · Personnel clerks
3 Jobs

Personnel clerks assist personnel officers and human resources specialists and compile, maintain and process information relating to staffing, recruitment, training, labour relations, performance evaluations…

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3131 · Pharmacists
1 Job

Community pharmacists and hospital pharmacists compound and dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals and provide consultative services to both clients and health care providers. They are employed…

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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
0 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
6 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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1123 · Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
2 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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1122 · Professional occupations in business management consulting
1 Job

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
1 Job

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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1414 · Receptionists
11 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
66 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
2 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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0631 · Restaurant and food service managers
5 Jobs

Restaurant and food service managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of restaurants, bars, cafeterias and other food and beverage services. They…

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6222 · Retail and wholesale buyers
4 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
14 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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6421 · Retail salespersons
39 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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7291 · Roofers and shinglers
0 Jobs

Roofers install, repair or replace flat roofs as well as shingles, shakes or other roofing tiles on sloped roofs. Shinglers install and replace shingles,…

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6411 · Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical)
2 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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4031 · Secondary school teachers
0 Jobs

Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools. Secondary school teachers who are heads…

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6541 · Security guards and related security service occupations
11 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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0013 · Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
2 Jobs

Senior managers in this unit group are usually appointed by a board of directors, to which they report. They work either alone or in…

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0015 · Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
0 Jobs

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, trade, broadcasting and other service companies not elsewhere classified.…

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1521 · Shippers and receivers
1 Job

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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4152 · Social workers
3 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
7 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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1211 · Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
0 Jobs

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in minor groups: General Office Workers (141) and Office Equipment Operators (142).…

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1215 · Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
2 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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7513 · Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
1 Job

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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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
9 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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6345 · Upholsterers
0 Jobs

Upholsterers cover furniture, fixtures and similar items with fabric, leather or other upholstery materials. They are employed by furniture, aircraft, motor vehicle and other…

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2282 · User support technicians
0 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
0 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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7237 · Welders and related machine operators
3 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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