The Canadian government recently released study results of all the jobs affected by the Covid-19 in Quebec. Owing to the public measures that Quebec had instituted to curb the spread of the pandemic, many jobs were adversely affected. Some of these jobs range from administrative assistants, retail salespersons, and cooks. Some of the effects include job losses or reduction of the working hours.
On the contrary, some occupations experienced an increase in demand. Read on to understand examples of such jobs. In the below list, we listed the occupations with their national occupation classification (NOC) code.
1. The Delivery and Courier Service Driver Jobs (NOC 7514)
These types of jobs involve driving different kinds of vehicles, light trucks, vans or even motorcycles to pick or deliver parcels and other products to various destinations. They mainly get their jobs from businesses dealing with messaging, retail trades, or food services. More importantly, they can also employ themselves.
Due to the Covid-19 health and safety measures, including the closure of restaurants, stores, and retail outlets, increased the demand for delivery services. This means that these types of jobs were highly demanded than before.
Also, almost everybody turned to e-commerce due to the reiterated mantra of social distance and new normal. This saw a 62.4% increase in the number of employees in this sector between 2019 and 2020 from March to October.
2. Store Shelf Stokers, Order Fillers, and Clerks (NOC 6622)
These jobs entail purchase packaging, item pricing, stocking shelves, filling mails and telephone orders. Mostly, these types of professionals typically get their jobs from the food and beverage stores, personals, and health care.
These types of jobs saw an increase of about 20% between the years 2019 and 2020. Owing to the social distance measures, people were not supposed to walk or interact freely. So orders were to be prepared and delivered to their owners through e-commerce and courier services—hence an increase in parcel handlers, order fillers, and clerks.
3. Supply Chain, Supervisory, and Scheduling Coordination Jobs (NOC 1215)
Mainly, you will find these professionals in the manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, wholesaling, and Retailing Sectors.
The increase in demand in this sector was mainly caused by the rise in demand for medical supplies. Additionally, many manufacturers also faced mild or strong disruptions. So, these types of professionals were very vital in revamping the manufacturing industry back to its glory.
Employment demand in this sector increased by 48.7% during this period—between 2019 and 2020 for the march to October period.
4. High School Teacher Jobs (NOC 4031)
Remember, when the pandemic persisted in spring 2020, almost all the physical schools were closed in Quebec. And most of them shifted to online learning. Students disintegrated into their respective homes, where parents were forced to hire teachers or include their children in the online classes.
This increased the demand for secondary school teachers by 27.2% between 2019 and 2020 from March to October.