We are pleased to provide quarterly job postings as well as occupational demand projections for the Peterborough area.

Quarterly Job Postings

Advertising jobs online is a common approach among employers looking to hire. As a result, there is a wealth of information scattered across the internet, identifying the employers’ qualifications needs and expectations. The information below presents the number of online job postings in the Peterborough area by 4-digit occupation.

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

Note: These figures represent only job postings, which may or may not have been filled.
Job posting data is sourced from Vicinity Jobs

Peterborough2019 Q2 Job PostingsRank
4021 - College and other vocational instructors2721
6421 - Retail salespersons1042
3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses703
4412 - Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations694
6552 - Other customer and information services representatives655
6322 - Cooks596
6711 - Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations577
6411 - Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)568
6731 - Light duty cleaners569
3233 - Licensed practical nurses5510
7452 - Material handlers5511
0621 - Retail and wholesale trade managers4612
1414 - Receptionists4513
7514 - Delivery and courier service drivers4414
1241 - Administrative assistants3815
9619 - Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities3416
4011 - University professors and lecturers3117
6513 - Food and beverage servers3018
6733 - Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents3019
6611 - Cashiers2920
7511 - Transport truck drivers2921
3414 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services2822
1411 - General office support workers2723
2225 - Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists2524
6541 - Security guards and related security service occupations2525
6222 - Retail and wholesale buyers2126
6622 - Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers2127
7611 - Construction trades helpers and labourers1928
6512 - Bartenders1729
8612 - Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers1730
6232 - Real estate agents and salespersons1631
6623 - Other sales related occupations1632
8431 - General farm workers1633
0601 - Corporate sales managers1334
4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants1335
7282 - Concrete finishers1336
7521 - Heavy equipment operators (except crane)1337
4211 - Paralegal and related occupations1238
5254 - Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness1239
0125 - Other business services managers1140
6235 - Financial sales representatives1141
7612 - Other trades helpers and labourers1142
1242 - Legal administrative assistants1043
3125 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating1044
3143 - Occupational therapists1045
1521 - Shippers and receivers946
3142 - Physiotherapists947
3237 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment948
6321 - Chefs949
6732 - Specialized cleaners950
7271 - Carpenters951
7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors952
0114 - Other administrative services managers853
0711 - Construction managers854
1111 - Financial auditors and accountants855
6525 - Hotel front desk clerks856
7237 - Welders and related machine operators857
0112 - Human resources managers758
1221 - Administrative officers759
3141 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists760
3144 - Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment761
4012 - Post-secondary teaching and research assistants762
4212 - Social and community service workers763
0714 - Facility operation and maintenance managers664
1121 - Human resources professionals665
1431 - Accounting and related clerks666
2273 - Deck officers, water transport667
3411 - Dental assistants668
3413 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates669
5121 - Authors and writers670
5123 - Journalists671
6311 - Food service supervisors672
6332 - Bakers673
6511 - Maitres d'hotel and hosts/hostesses674
6532 - Outdoor sport and recreational guides675
6562 - Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations676
9446 - Industrial sewing machine operators677
0631 - Restaurant and food service managers578
1114 - Other financial officers579
1243 - Medical administrative assistants580
3113 - Dentists581
3131 - Pharmacists582
5122 - Editors583
6313 - Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors584
6331 - Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale585
6563 - Pet groomers and animal care workers586
6741 - Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations587
7291 - Roofers and shinglers588
7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics589
7371 - Crane operators590
9524 - Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing591
1522 - Storekeepers and partspersons492
3124 - Allied primary health practitioners493
4111 - Judges494
4151 - Psychologists495
4152 - Social workers496
7247 - Cable television service and maintenance technicians497
7253 - Gas fitters498
7294 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)499
0632 - Accommodation service managers3100
0821 - Managers in agriculture3101
1112 - Financial and investment analysts3102
1215 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations3103
1223 - Human resources and recruitment officers3104
1225 - Purchasing agents and officers3105
1311 - Accounting technicians and bookkeepers3106
2211 - Chemical technologists and technicians3107
2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians3108
2244 - Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors3109
3236 - Massage therapists3110
4411 - Home child care providers3111
7272 - Cabinetmakers3112
7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers3113
7381 - Printing press operators3114
0013 - Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services2115
0651 - Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.2116
0911 - Manufacturing managers2117
1123 - Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations2118
1222 - Executive assistants2119
1415 - Personnel clerks2120
1512 - Letter carriers2121
2122 - Forestry professionals2122
2132 - Mechanical engineers2123
2133 - Electrical and electronics engineers2124
2144 - Geological engineers2125
2175 - Web designers and developers2126
2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians2127
2263 - Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety2128
2271 - Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors2129
3011 - Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors2130
3211 - Medical laboratory technologists2131
3212 - Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants2132
3214 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists2133
3219 - Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)2134
3231 - Opticians2135
4030 - Teachers2136
4215 - Instructors of persons with disabilities2137
5212 - Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries2138
6211 - Retail sales supervisors2139
6221 - Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade2140
6231 - Insurance agents and brokers2141
6621 - Service station attendants2142
7621 - Public works and maintenance labourers2143
8252 - Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers2144
9532 - Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors2145
9533 - Other wood products assemblers and inspectors2146
0111 - Financial managers1147
0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers1148
0311 - Managers in health care1149
0413 - Government managers - education policy development and program administration1150
0423 - Managers in social, community and correctional services1151
0513 - Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors1152
0731 - Managers in transportation1153
1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting1154
1224 - Property administrators1155
1226 - Conference and event planners1156
1251 - Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations1157
1312 - Insurance adjusters and claims examiners1158
1511 - Mail, postal and related workers1159
1525 - Dispatchers1160
2141 - Industrial and manufacturing engineers1161
2142 - Metallurgical and materials engineers1162
2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants1163
2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers1164
2221 - Biological technologists and technicians1165
2241 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians1166
2251 - Architectural technologists and technicians1167
2281 - Computer network technicians1168
2282 - User support technicians1169
3215 - Medical radiation technologists1170
4033 - Educational counsellors1171
4153 - Family, marriage and other related counsellors1172
4155 - Probation and parole officers and related occupations1173
4163 - Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants1174
4167 - Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers1175
4312 - Firefighters1176
5131 - Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations1177
5243 - Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers1178
5252 - Coaches1179
6342 - Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners1180
6561 - Image, social and other personal consultants1181
6722 - Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport1182
6742 - Other service support occupations, n.e.c.1183
7205 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers1184
7231 - Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors1185
7281 - Bricklayers1186
7302 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews1187
7313 - Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics1188
7316 - Machine fitters1189
7441 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers1190
7444 - Pest controllers and fumigators1191
7512 - Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators1192
7513 - Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs1193
7535 - Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers1194
8255 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services1195
8432 - Nursery and greenhouse workers1196
8442 - Trappers and hunters1197
9212 - Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities1198
9232 - Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators1199
9414 - Concrete, clay and stone forming operators1200
9442 - Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations1201
9523 - Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers1202
9527 - Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing1203
9536 - Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators1204

Occupational Demand Projections

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