Below you will find occupational demand projections for the Northumberland Area. The occupations are ranked based on the total projected demand between 2016 and 2021.

The occupations and their preceding four digit code are based on the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. The NOC system consists of 500 unit groups which capture every occupation in the economy. It is for this so called ‘unit group’ that the projections have been developed by the WDB.

To learn more about occupational codes and the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system, please visit, Government of Canada – NOC.

OccupationNumber of Jobs in 2016Number of Jobs in 2021Expected RetireesTotal DemandRank
6421 Retail salespersons147815302252771
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers9449791782142
0821 Managers in agriculture7256382791933
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers9601018821404
6341 Hairstylists and barbers4814891231325
6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations687751651296
1221 Administrative officers574622761247
1241 Administrative assistants461488841118
6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents298330761099
6731 Light duty cleaners5205735310610
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers3193517410611
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses538575508712
5136 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists142162638313
6611 Cashiers627655548313
1454 Survey interviewers and statistical clerks204209758015
4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries163185578015
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting138158607917
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates628672337818
4031 Secondary school teachers528560457719
1111 Financial auditors and accountants155176527420
6513 Food and beverage servers284312406721
1414 Receptionists178190536622
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons175181576323
8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers297332266124
7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers28233296025
4212 Social and community service workers441469315926
5133 Musicians and singers111120485727
6541 Security guards and related security service occupations8496425328
1411 General office support workers295323245229
0631 Restaurant and food service managers284312245130
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants521557124831
6322 Cooks280306214732
7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs105112394633
7237 Welders and related machine operators00454534
6231 Insurance agents and brokers240249334235
7514 Delivery and courier service drivers153161344235
6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers275285314037
7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)145169164037
9522 Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers00393939
9422 Plastics processing machine operators00383840
7271 Carpenters20924703741
5121 Authors and writers7983333741
1431 Accounting and related clerks157167273741
5242 Interior designers and interior decorators5158303644
7511 Transport truck drivers177192213644
0711 Construction managers113133153546
6411 Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)108118243447
6552 Other customer and information services representatives29833203447
0601 Corporate sales managers3335323349
1521 Shippers and receivers176186243350