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 Q3 Job PostingsRank
4412 - Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations761
6421 - Retail salespersons762
3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses573
3233 - Licensed practical nurses534
0621 - Retail and wholesale trade managers425
4021 - College and other vocational instructors426
6322 - Cooks377
6552 - Other customer and information services representatives318
9619 - Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities309
7452 - Material handlers2610
6411 - Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)2611
3414 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services2512
7611 - Construction trades helpers and labourers2113
1241 - Administrative assistants2014
6731 - Light duty cleaners2015
1414 - Receptionists1916
6235 - Financial sales representatives1917
6541 - Security guards and related security service occupations1818
6513 - Food and beverage servers1719
6611 - Cashiers1720
6711 - Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations1621
6623 - Other sales related occupations1522
1411 - General office support workers1423
7511 - Transport truck drivers1424
4011 - University professors and lecturers1125
6341 - Hairstylists and barbers1126
6211 - Retail sales supervisors1027
7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers1028
0631 - Restaurant and food service managers929
4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants930
6222 - Retail and wholesale buyers931
6232 - Real estate agents and salespersons932
6311 - Food service supervisors933
7271 - Carpenters934
8431 - General farm workers935
6622 - Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers836
7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors837
7514 - Delivery and courier service drivers838
6321 - Chefs739
6732 - Specialized cleaners740
8612 - Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers741
0114 - Other administrative services managers642
1121 - Human resources professionals643
3124 - Allied primary health practitioners644
4152 - Social workers645
6331 - Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale646
6525 - Hotel front desk clerks647
6562 - Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations648
1111 - Financial auditors and accountants549
1221 - Administrative officers550
1431 - Accounting and related clerks551
2132 - Mechanical engineers552
3131 - Pharmacists553
3143 - Occupational therapists554
4012 - Post-secondary teaching and research assistants555
5254 - Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness556
6733 - Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents557
6741 - Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations558
7622 - Railway and motor transport labourers559
0125 - Other business services managers460
1243 - Medical administrative assistants461
1521 - Shippers and receivers462
2133 - Electrical and electronics engineers463
3132 - Dietitians and nutritionists464
3411 - Dental assistants465
4032 - Elementary school and kindergarten teachers466
6621 - Service station attendants467
7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics468
7441 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers469
7612 - Other trades helpers and labourers470
9524 - Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing471
9532 - Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors472
0513 - Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors373
0601 - Corporate sales managers374
0711 - Construction managers375
1112 - Financial and investment analysts376
1311 - Accounting technicians and bookkeepers377
2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers378
2225 - Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists379
3141 - Audiologists and speech-language pathologists380
3214 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists381
3231 - Opticians382
4030 - Teachers383
4155 - Probation and parole officers and related occupations384
6563 - Pet groomers and animal care workers385
7237 - Welders and related machine operators386
7241 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)387
7246 - Telecommunications installation and repair workers388
7247 - Cable television service and maintenance technicians389
7281 - Bricklayers390
7313 - Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics391
7521 - Heavy equipment operators (except crane)392
8252 - Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers393
9537 - Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors394
0112 - Human resources managers295
0131 - Telecommunication carriers managers296
0714 - Facility operation and maintenance managers297
1225 - Purchasing agents and officers298
1242 - Legal administrative assistants299
1512 - Letter carriers2100
1523 - Production logistics co-ordinators2101
1524 - Purchasing and inventory control workers2102
2144 - Geological engineers2103
2172 - Database analysts and data administrators2104
2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians2105
2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians2106
2244 - Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors2107
2281 - Computer network technicians2108
2282 - User support technicians2109
3113 - Dentists2110
3144 - Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment2111
3211 - Medical laboratory technologists2112
3215 - Medical radiation technologists2113
3217 - Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.2114
4111 - Judges2115
4151 - Psychologists2116
4167 - Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers2117
4212 - Social and community service workers2118
4411 - Home child care providers2119
5121 - Authors and writers2120
5221 - Photographers2121
5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators2122
5243 - Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers2123
5252 - Coaches2124
6332 - Bakers2125
6342 - Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners2126
6512 - Bartenders2127
6742 - Other service support occupations, n.e.c.2128
7253 - Gas fitters2129
7291 - Roofers and shinglers2130
7512 - Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators2131
8255 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services2132
8432 - Nursery and greenhouse workers2133
9418 - Other metal products machine operators2134
9534 - Furniture finishers and refinishers2135
9536 - Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators2136
0013 - Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services1137
0014 - Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations1138
0113 - Purchasing managers1139
0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers1140
0211 - Engineering managers1141
0423 - Managers in social, community and correctional services1142
0632 - Accommodation service managers1143
0651 - Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.1144
0731 - Managers in transportation1145
0911 - Manufacturing managers1146
1114 - Other financial officers1147
1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting1148
1215 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations1149
1222 - Executive assistants1150
1223 - Human resources and recruitment officers1151
1226 - Conference and event planners1152
1314 - Assessors, valuators and appraisers1153
1415 - Personnel clerks1154
1513 - Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors1155
1522 - Storekeepers and partspersons1156
1525 - Dispatchers1157
1526 - Transportation route and crew schedulers1158
2141 - Industrial and manufacturing engineers1159
2175 - Web designers and developers1160
2211 - Chemical technologists and technicians1161
2212 - Geological and mineral technologists and technicians1162
2253 - Drafting technologists and technicians1163
2263 - Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety1164
2271 - Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors1165
3011 - Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors1166
3121 - Optometrists1167
3213 - Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians1168
3232 - Practitioners of natural healing1169
3236 - Massage therapists1170
3237 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment1171
3413 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates1172
4031 - Secondary school teachers1173
4033 - Educational counsellors1174
4153 - Family, marriage and other related counsellors1175
4163 - Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants1176
4169 - Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.1177
4211 - Paralegal and related occupations1178
4215 - Instructors of persons with disabilities1179
4413 - Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants1180
5122 - Editors1181
5212 - Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries1182
6221 - Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade1183
6231 - Insurance agents and brokers1184
6315 - Cleaning supervisors1185
6316 - Other services supervisors1186
6346 - Funeral directors and embalmers1187
6511 - Maitres d'hotel and hosts/hostesses1188
6721 - Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services1189
7204 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades1190
7205 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers1191
7235 - Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters1192
7251 - Plumbers1193
7272 - Cabinetmakers1194
7293 - Insulators1195
7295 - Floor covering installers1196
7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics1197
7322 - Motor vehicle body repairers1198
7332 - Appliance servicers and repairers1199
7371 - Crane operators1200
7445 - Other repairers and servicers1201
7522 - Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers1202
7531 - Railway yard and track maintenance workers1203
7532 - Water transport deck and engine room crew1204
7535 - Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers1205
8241 - Logging machinery operators1206
8611 - Harvesting labourers1207
8616 - Logging and forestry labourers1208
9414 - Concrete, clay and stone forming operators1209
9415 - Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing1210
9446 - Industrial sewing machine operators1211
9527 - Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing1212
9533 - Other wood products assemblers and inspectors1213
9615 - Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing1214

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