Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation (AWIC)


Labour Market Profiles of Algoma's Top 10 Sectors of Employment & Top 5 Occupations


1. Health Care and Social Assistance (62)

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing healthcare by diagnosis and treatment, providing residential care for medical and social reasons, and providing social assistance, such as counseling, welfare, child protection, community housing and food services, vocational rehabilitation and child care, to those requiring such assistance.

  1. Registered Nurses & Registered Psychiatric Nurses (3012)
  2. Nurse Aides, Orderlies, & Patient Service Associates (3413)
  3. Social and Community Service Workers (4212)
  4. Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (4214)
  5. Licensed Practical Nurses (3233)

2. Retail Trade (44-45)

The retail trade sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The retailing process is the
final step in the distribution of merchandise; retailers are therefore organized to sell merchandise in small quantities to the general public. This sector comprises two main types of retailers, that is, store and non-store retailers.

  1. Retail Salespersons (6421)
  2. Cashiers (6611)
  3. Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks and Order Fillers (6622)
  4. Retail Sales Supervisors (6211)
  5. Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (0621)

3. Educational Services

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities and training centres. These establishments may be privately owned and operated, either for profit or not, or they may be publicly owned and operated. They may also offer food and accommodation services to their students.

  1. Elementary School & Kindergarten Teachers (4032)
  2. Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and Educational Counsellors, N.E.C (4030)
  3. Elementary & Secondary School Teacher Assistants (4413)
  4. Janitors, Caretakers, & Building Superintendents (6733)
  5. Secondary School Teachers (4031)

4. Public Administration

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, that is, the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them. Legislative activities, taxation, national defense, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs and international assistance, and the administration of government programs are activities that are purely governmental in nature.

  1. Police Officers (4311)
  2. General Office Support Workers (1411)
  3. Employment Insurance, Immigration, Border Services and Revenue Officers (1228)
  4. Correctional Service Officers in Algoma (4422)

5. Manufacturing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These products may be finished, in the sense that they are ready to be used or consumed, or semi-finished, in the sense of becoming a raw material for an establishment to use in further manufacturing. Related activities, such as the assembly of the component parts of manufactured goods; the blending of materials; and the finishing of manufactured products by dyeing, heat-treating, plating and similar operations are also treated as manufacturing activities. Manufacturing establishments are known by a variety of trade designations, such as plants, factories or mills. Manufacturing may take place in factories or in workers’ homes, using either machinery or hand tools.

  1. Construction Millwright and Industrial Mechanics (7311)
  2. Welders & Related Machine Operators (7237)
  3. Other Metal Products Machine Operators (9418)
  4. Industrial Electrician (7242)
  5. Labourers in Metal Fabrication (9612)

6. Accommodation and Food Services

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging and complementary services to travelers, vacationers and others, in facilities such as hotels, motor hotels, resorts, motels, casino hotels, bed and breakfast accommodations, housekeeping cottages and cabins, recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds, hunting and fishing camps, and various types of recreational and adventure camps. This sector also comprises establishments primarily engaged in preparing meals, snacks and beverages, to customer orders, for immediate consumption on and off the premises.

  1. Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers, and Related Support Occupations (6711)
  2. Cooks (6322)
  3. Food & Beverage Servers (6513)
  4. Cashiers (6611)
  5. Light Duty Cleaners (6731)

7. Construction

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in constructing, repairing and renovating buildings and engineering works, and in subdividing and developing land. These establishments may operate on their own account or under contract to other establishments or property owners. They may produce complete projects or just parts of projects. Establishments often subcontract some or all of the work involved in a project, or work together in joint ventures. Establishments may produce new construction, or undertake repairs and renovations to existing structures.

  1. Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers (7611)
  2. Carpenters (7271)
  3. Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) (7521)
  4. Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System  (7241)
  5. Transport Truck Driver (7511)

8. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services

This sector comprises establishments of two different types: those primarily engaged in activities that support the day-to-day operations of other organizations; and those primarily engaged in waste management activities. The first type of establishment is engaged in activities such as administration, hiring and placing personnel, preparing documents, taking orders from clients, etc. These activities are often undertaken, in-house, by establishments found in many sectors of the economy. Waste management establishments are engaged in the collection, treatment and disposal of waste material, the operation of material recovery facilities, the remediation of polluted sites and the cleaning of septic tanks.

  1. Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations (6541)
  2. Other Customer and Information Services Representatives (6552)
  3. Other Sales Related Occupations (6623)
  4. Light Duty Cleaners (6731)
  5. Janitors, Caretakers, & Building Superintendents (6733)

9. Other Services (Except Public Administration)

This sector comprises establishments, not classified to any other sector, primarily engaged in repairing, or performing general or routine maintenance, on motor vehicles, machinery, equipment and other products to ensure that they work efficiently; providing personal care services, funeral services, laundry services and other services to individuals, such as pet care services and photo finishing services; organizing and promoting religious activities; supporting various causes through grant-making, advocating (promoting) various social and political causes, and promoting and defending the interests of their members. Private households are also included.

  1. Hairstylists & Barbers (6341)
  2. Professional Occupations in Religion (4154)
  3. Social and Community Service Workers (4212)
  4. Automotive Service Technicians, Truck & Bus Mechanics & Mechanical Repairers (7321)
  5. Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services in Algoma (0423)

10. Finance and Insurance

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions (that is, transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) or in facilitating financial transactions. 

  1. Customer Services Representatives – Financial Institutions (6551)
  2. Insurance Agents and Brokers (6231)
  3. Other Financial Officers (1114)
  4. Financial Sales Representatives (6235)
  5. Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers in Algoma (0122)