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.

Peterborough2019 Q1 Job PostingsRank
4412 - Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations951
6421 - Retail salespersons762
6552 - Other customer and information services representatives733
3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses714
6322 - Cooks605
4021 - College and other vocational instructors546
6711 - Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations517
6731 - Light duty cleaners488
0621 - Retail and wholesale trade managers479
1411 - General office support workers4610
3414 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services3711
6411 - Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)3711
3233 - Licensed practical nurses3413
2225 - Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists3114
7452 - Material handlers3114
1414 - Receptionists3016
7511 - Transport truck drivers3016
7514 - Delivery and courier service drivers3016
9619 - Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities2719
6611 - Cashiers2320
5254 - Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness2221
1241 - Administrative assistants2022
6541 - Security guards and related security service occupations2022
8612 - Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers1924
7611 - Construction trades helpers and labourers1825
6623 - Other sales related occupations1726
6513 - Food and beverage servers1627
6733 - Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents1528
6222 - Retail and wholesale buyers1429
1123 - Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations1330
0601 - Corporate sales managers1231
1243 - Medical administrative assistants1231
6235 - Financial sales representatives1231
1111 - Financial auditors and accountants1134
1215 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations1134
1221 - Administrative officers1134
3142 - Physiotherapists1134
3411 - Dental assistants1134
1431 - Accounting and related clerks1039
6232 - Real estate agents and salespersons1039
7441 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers1039
8432 - Nursery and greenhouse workers1039
0631 - Restaurant and food service managers943
6211 - Retail sales supervisors943
6332 - Bakers943
7237 - Welders and related machine operators943
8431 - General farm workers943
9522 - Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers943
1521 - Shippers and receivers849
3223 - Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants849
5133 - Musicians and singers849
3131 - Pharmacists752
3143 - Occupational therapists752
4152 - Social workers752
4212 - Social and community service workers752
6622 - Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers752
7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics752
7521 - Heavy equipment operators (except crane)752
9446 - Industrial sewing machine operators752
0125 - Other business services managers660
1311 - Accounting technicians and bookkeepers660
2273 - Deck officers, water transport660
3113 - Dentists660
6512 - Bartenders660
6525 - Hotel front desk clerks660
6722 - Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport660
7271 - Carpenters660
7512 - Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators660
1314 - Assessors, valuators and appraisers569
2123 - Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists569
2221 - Biological technologists and technicians569
3124 - Allied primary health practitioners569
3125 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating569
3219 - Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)569
3413 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates569
4111 - Judges569
5122 - Editors569
6311 - Food service supervisors569
6331 - Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale569
7293 - Insulators569
7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors569
0114 - Other administrative services managers482
0714 - Facility operation and maintenance managers482
1513 - Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors482
2242 - Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)482
3132 - Dietitians and nutritionists482
3232 - Practitioners of natural healing482
4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants482
4215 - Instructors of persons with disabilities482
6313 - Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors482
6732 - Specialized cleaners482
8422 - Silviculture and forestry workers482
0711 - Construction managers393
0822 - Managers in horticulture393
1112 - Financial and investment analysts393
1226 - Conference and event planners393
1415 - Personnel clerks393
1524 - Purchasing and inventory control workers393
3011 - Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors393
4151 - Psychologists393
4167 - Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers393
4411 - Home child care providers393
5212 - Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries393
5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators393
6321 - Chefs393
6562 - Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations393
7203 - Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades393
7204 - Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades393
7621 - Public works and maintenance labourers393
8255 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services393
9615 - Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing393
0013 - Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services2112
0112 - Human resources managers2112
0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers2112
0131 - Telecommunication carriers managers2112
0212 - Architecture and science managers2112
0651 - Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.2112
1211 - Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers2112
1225 - Purchasing agents and officers2112
1252 - Health information management occupations2112
1432 - Payroll clerks2112
1511 - Mail, postal and related workers2112
1522 - Storekeepers and partspersons2112
2141 - Industrial and manufacturing engineers2112
2175 - Web designers and developers2112
2231 - Civil engineering technologists and technicians2112
2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians2112
2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians2112
2281 - Computer network technicians2112
3122 - Chiropractors2112
3144 - Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment2112
3216 - Medical sonographers2112
3237 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment2112
4011 - University professors and lecturers2112
4012 - Post-secondary teaching and research assistants2112
4032 - Elementary school and kindergarten teachers2112
4155 - Probation and parole officers and related occupations2112
4163 - Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants2112
5111 - Librarians2112
5112 - Conservators and curators2112
5125 - Translators, terminologists and interpreters2112
6221 - Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade2112
6532 - Outdoor sport and recreational guides2112
6563 - Pet groomers and animal care workers2112
6621 - Service station attendants2112
6742 - Other service support occupations, n.e.c.2112
7241 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)2112
7247 - Cable television service and maintenance technicians2112
7282 - Concrete finishers2112
7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics2112
7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers2112
7322 - Motor vehicle body repairers2112
7334 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics2112
7522 - Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers2112
8252 - Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers2112
9422 - Plastics processing machine operators2112
9537 - Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors2112
9614 - Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing2112
0111 - Financial managers1159
0124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers1159
0213 - Computer and information systems managers1159
0311 - Managers in health care1159
0413 - Government managers - education policy development and program administration1159
0513 - Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors1159
0632 - Accommodation service managers1159
1114 - Other financial officers1159
1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting1159
1212 - Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers1159
1222 - Executive assistants1159
1512 - Letter carriers1159
1526 - Transportation route and crew schedulers1159
2131 - Civil engineers1159
2132 - Mechanical engineers1159
2144 - Geological engineers1159
2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants1159
2172 - Database analysts and data administrators1159
2173 - Software engineers and designers1159
2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers1159
2211 - Chemical technologists and technicians1159
2241 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians1159
2244 - Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors1159
2251 - Architectural technologists and technicians1159
2255 - Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology1159
3211 - Medical laboratory technologists1159
3231 - Opticians1159
3236 - Massage therapists1159
4030 - Teachers1159
4031 - Secondary school teachers1159
4033 - Educational counsellors1159
4162 - Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts1159
4166 - Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers1159
4169 - Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.1159
4211 - Paralegal and related occupations1159
5121 - Authors and writers1159
5123 - Journalists1159
5211 - Library and public archive technicians1159
5243 - Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers1159
6342 - Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners1159
6511 - Maitres d'hotel and hosts/hostesses1159
6523 - Airline ticket and service agents1159
6551 - Customer services representatives - financial institutions1159
6561 - Image, social and other personal consultants1159
6741 - Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations1159
7205 - Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers1159
7231 - Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors1159
7244 - Electrical power line and cable workers1159
7251 - Plumbers1159
7253 - Gas fitters1159
7281 - Bricklayers1159
7291 - Roofers and shinglers1159
7294 - Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)1159
7302 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews1159
7305 - Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators1159
7316 - Machine fitters1159
7612 - Other trades helpers and labourers1159
8611 - Harvesting labourers1159
9232 - Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators1159
9243 - Water and waste treatment plant operators1159
9417 - Machining tool operators1159
9532 - Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors1159
9613 - Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities1159

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