Below you will find occupational demand projections for the Peterborough 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 salespersons2,9343,1395417451
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses1,6521,8242794512
1241 Administrative assistants1,3871,5092023253
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers1,5011,6032033054
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers7218141962895
6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations1,8432,061482676
1221 Administrative officers9901,0991312407
6611 Cashiers1,2671,3681382398
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers1,1971,3111072209
6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents77185612120710
6552 Other customer and information services representatives1,1161,2704820211
4031 Secondary school teachers1,1731,2858719912
1411 General office support workers82089711619213
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates1,0831,2005717314
1414 Receptionists6567229516115
6322 Cooks9421,0634016016
0821 Managers in agriculture53547121915517
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers69673711015218
1111 Financial auditors and accountants4595109514519
4011 University professors and lecturers5095579113920
7511 Transport truck drivers5816348513821
4021 College and other vocational instructors3724099613322
6731 Light duty cleaners5826645113223
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons34236610713124
6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers8108656912525
7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators3213479412026
4212 Social and community service workers9301,0183011827
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants6347044011028
0631 Restaurant and food service managers4675265011028
4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants3894266710430
7271 Carpenters2603125210430
0632 Accommodation service managers120136819732
1431 Accounting and related clerks316348659732
6513 Food and beverage servers65474199634
3111 Specialist physicians199221739435
0311 Managers in health care205227699136
7452 Material handlers400441488837
6623 Other sales related occupations123136718538
8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers420481238439
6341 Hairstylists and barbers491513618340
4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries129150537441
1511 Mail, postal and related workers202219577441
1525 Dispatchers105114647343
6541 Security guards and related security service occupations314362257244
3236 Massage therapists195208597244
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting809357706
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)237284226947
6411 Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)332359416848
6211 Retail sales supervisors272290506848
1521 Shippers and receivers8693596550