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.

Occupation2018 Q4 Job PostingsRank
3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses771
4412 - Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations702
6421 - Retail salespersons553
621 - Retail and wholesale trade managers514
3233 - Licensed practical nurses335
6552 - Other customer and information services representatives335
1241 - Administrative assistants317
6322 - Cooks298
1411 - General office support workers249
6411 - Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)249
6222 - Retail and wholesale buyers2311
4021 - College and other vocational instructors2212
6611 - Cashiers1913
7452 - Material handlers1913
6235 - Financial sales representatives1715
7511 - Transport truck drivers1616
6623 - Other sales related occupations1517
6711 - Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations1517
6232 - Real estate agents and salespersons1419
6731 - Light duty cleaners1419
1414 - Receptionists1321
4152 - Social workers1321
9619 - Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities1321
4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants1224
7514 - Delivery and courier service drivers1224
3414 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services1126
601 - Corporate sales managers1027
4212 - Social and community service workers1027
6733 - Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents1027
7611 - Construction trades helpers and labourers1027
7612 - Other trades helpers and labourers1027
6532 - Outdoor sport and recreational guides932
7293 - Insulators932
125 - Other business services managers834
1431 - Accounting and related clerks834
6541 - Security guards and related security service occupations834
6621 - Service station attendants834
7237 - Welders and related machine operators834
111 - Financial managers739
124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers739
1221 - Administrative officers739
3143 - Occupational therapists739
4011 - University professors and lecturers739
714 - Facility operation and maintenance managers644
1123 - Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations644
1311 - Accounting technicians and bookkeepers644
3131 - Pharmacists644
6321 - Chefs644
6513 - Food and beverage servers644
6562 - Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations644
6563 - Pet groomers and animal care workers644
6622 - Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers644
7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers644
8431 - General farm workers644
8612 - Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers644
13 - Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services556
1215 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations556
3142 - Physiotherapists556
3219 - Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)556
4012 - Post-secondary teaching and research assistants556
4155 - Probation and parole officers and related occupations556
6313 - Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors556
631 - Restaurant and food service managers463
1111 - Financial auditors and accountants463
3124 - Allied primary health practitioners463
3216 - Medical sonographers463
4032 - Elementary school and kindergarten teachers463
5212 - Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries463
5254 - Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness463
6211 - Retail sales supervisors463
6311 - Food service supervisors463
6512 - Bartenders463
7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics463
7441 - Residential and commercial installers and servicers463
7522 - Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers463
9536 - Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators463
112 - Human resources managers377
114 - Other administrative services managers377
711 - Construction managers377
1243 - Medical administrative assistants377
1254 - Statistical officers and related research support occupations377
1312 - Insurance adjusters and claims examiners377
1415 - Personnel clerks377
2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians377
3113 - Dentists377
3236 - Massage therapists377
3237 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment377
3411 - Dental assistants377
3413 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates377
4111 - Judges377
4151 - Psychologists377
5252 - Coaches377
6231 - Insurance agents and brokers377
6511 - Maitres d'hotel and hosts/hostesses377
6525 - Hotel front desk clerks377
6732 - Specialized cleaners377
6741 - Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations377
7242 - Industrial electricians377
7247 - Cable television service and maintenance technicians377
7384 - Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.377
9537 - Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors377
12 - Senior government managers and officials2102
1112 - Financial and investment analysts2102
1223 - Human resources and recruitment officers2102
1432 - Payroll clerks2102
1521 - Shippers and receivers2102
1522 - Storekeepers and partspersons2102
2141 - Industrial and manufacturing engineers2102
2144 - Geological engineers2102
2172 - Database analysts and data administrators2102
2211 - Chemical technologists and technicians2102
2225 - Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists2102
3125 - Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating2102
4167 - Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers2102
4413 - Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants2102
5122 - Editors2102
6331 - Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale2102
6332 - Bakers2102
6342 - Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners2102
6742 - Other service support occupations, n.e.c.2102
7251 - Plumbers2102
7253 - Gas fitters2102
7512 - Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators2102
7513 - Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs2102
7521 - Heavy equipment operators (except crane)2102
7622 - Railway and motor transport labourers2102
8611 - Harvesting labourers2102
9232 - Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators2102
9422 - Plastics processing machine operators2102
9522 - Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers2102
9526 - Mechanical assemblers and inspectors2102
15 - Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.1132
121 - Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers1132
122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers1132
131 - Telecommunication carriers managers1132
213 - Computer and information systems managers1132
411 - Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration1132
632 - Accommodation service managers1132
651 - Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.1132
731 - Managers in transportation1132
1114 - Other financial officers1132
1226 - Conference and event planners1132
1242 - Legal administrative assistants1132
1314 - Assessors, valuators and appraisers1132
1523 - Production logistics co-ordinators1132
1524 - Purchasing and inventory control workers1132
1525 - Dispatchers1132
2121 - Biologists and related scientists1132
2131 - Civil engineers1132
2153 - Urban and land use planners1132
2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants1132
2173 - Software engineers and designers1132
2175 - Web designers and developers1132
2224 - Conservation and fishery officers1132
2232 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians1132
2242 - Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)1132
2255 - Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology1132
3011 - Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors1132
3132 - Dietitians and nutritionists1132
3212 - Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants1132
3214 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists1132
3215 - Medical radiation technologists1132
3231 - Opticians1132
4033 - Educational counsellors1132
4156 - Employment counsellors1132
4161 - Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers1132
4163 - Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants1132
4169 - Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.1132
4411 - Home child care providers1132
5121 - Authors and writers1132
5123 - Journalists1132
5221 - Photographers1132
5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators1132
5243 - Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers1132
6521 - Travel counsellors1132
6561 - Image, social and other personal consultants1132
6721 - Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services1132
7232 - Tool and die makers1132
7241 - Electricians (except industrial and power system)1132
7271 - Carpenters1132
7281 - Bricklayers1132
7291 - Roofers and shinglers1132
7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics1132
7313 - Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics1132
7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors1132
7316 - Machine fitters1132
7531 - Railway yard and track maintenance workers1132
7621 - Public works and maintenance labourers1132
8411 - Underground mine service and support workers1132
8432 - Nursery and greenhouse workers1132
8442 - Trappers and hunters1132
8616 - Logging and forestry labourers1132
9417 - Machining tool operators1132
9446 - Industrial sewing machine operators1132
9523 - Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers1132
9615 - Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing1132
9617 - Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing1132

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