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High Demand NOC Codes / Occupations in Alberta

The following are the High Demand, Medium Demand and Low Demand Jobs. Alberta’s Short-Term Employment Forecast. It’s worth noting that demand fluctuates from time to time..

You can find the Complete List of Alberta In-Demand Occupations Here (UPDATED)


High Demand

0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers

1224 Property administrators

6211 Retail sales supervisors

6311 Food service supervisors

6411 Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical)

9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processing

Moderately High Demand

0731 Managers in transportation

0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing

1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

2143 Mining engineers

2175 Web designers and developers

2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

4011 University professors and lecturers

6232 Real estate agents and salespersons

6235 Financial sales representatives

6321 Chefs

6332 Bakers

6341 Hairstylists and barbers

6523 Airline ticket and service agents

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7272 Cabinetmakers

7283 Tilesetters

7292 Glaziers

7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations

7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7314 Railway carmen/women

7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

7332 Appliance servicers and repairers

7511 Transport truck drivers

7534 Air transport ramp attendants

9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing

9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly

9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

9432 Pulp mill machine operators

9436 Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders

9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

9617 Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing

0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities

0111 Financial managers

0112 Human resources managers

0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers

0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

0125 Other business services managers

0132 Postal and courier services managers

0213 Computer and information systems managers

0311 Managers in health care

0414 Other managers in public administration

0511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

0601 Corporate sales managers

0631 Restaurant and food service managers

0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers

0822 Managers in horticulture

0911 Manufacturing managers

1111 Financial auditors and accountants

1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

1114 Other financial officers

1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting

1211 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers

1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers

1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations

1222 Executive assistants

1228 Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

1241 Administrative assistants

1243 Medical administrative assistants

1253 Records management technicians

1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers

1315 Customs, ship and other brokers

1411 General office support workers

1414 Receptionists

1434 Banking, insurance and other financial clerks

1511 Mail, postal and related workers

1512 Letter carriers

1513 Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors

1522 Storekeepers and partspersons

1524 Purchasing and inventory control workers

1526 Transportation route and crew schedulers

2112 Chemists

2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

2131 Civil engineers

2132 Mechanical engineers

2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers

2145 Petroleum engineers

2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2151 Architects

2171 Information systems analysts and consultants

2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

2272 Air traffic controllers and related occupations

2275 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators

2281 Computer network technicians

2282 User support technicians

2283 Information systems testing technicians

3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111 Specialist physicians

3112 General practitioners and family physicians

3113 Dentists

3131 Pharmacists

3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists

3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

3233 Licensed practical nurses

3411 Dental assistants

3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services

4031 Secondary school teachers

4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

4152 Social workers

4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

4211 Paralegal and related occupations

4212 Social and community service workers

4214 Early childhood educators and assistants

4216 Other instructors

5232 Other performers, n.e.c.

5242 Interior designers and interior decorators

6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

6314 Customer and information services supervisors

6315 Cleaning supervisors

6322 Cooks

6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

6421 Retail salespersons

6513 Food and beverage servers

6522 Pursers and flight attendants

6525 Hotel front desk clerks

6541 Security guards and related security service occupations

6552 Other customer and information services representatives

6611 Cashiers

6621 Service station attendants

6623 Other sales related occupations

6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

6731 Light duty cleaners

6742 Other service support occupations, n.e.c.

7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7232 Tool and die makers

7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

7237 Welders and related machine operators

7271 Carpenters

7282 Concrete finishers

7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations

7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7322 Motor vehicle body repairers

7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics

7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers

7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women

7381 Printing press operators

7445 Other repairers and servicers

7452 Material handlers

7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

7531 Railway yard and track maintenance workers

7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers

8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying

8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services

8231 Underground production and development miners

8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

8411 Underground mine service and support workers

8412 Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators

8431 General farm workers

8614 Mine labourers

8615 Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9215 Supervisors, forest products processing

9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing

9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing

9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing

9241 Power engineers and power systems operators

9414 Concrete, clay and stone forming operators

9416 Metalworking and forging machine operators

9417 Machining tool operators

9418 Other metal products machine operators

9421 Chemical plant machine operators

9422 Plastics processing machine operators

9423 Rubber processing machine operators and related workers

9431 Sawmill machine operators

9434 Other wood processing machine operators

9435 Paper converting machine operators

9437 Woodworking machine operators

9446 Industrial sewing machine operators

9461 Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing

9471 Plateless printing equipment operators

9473 Binding and finishing machine operators

9526 Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

9532 Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors

9533 Other wood products assemblers and inspectors

9535 Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

9614 Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing

9615 Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing

9619 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities


Low Demand

0011 Legislators

0012 Senior government managers and officials

0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

0113 Purchasing managers

0114 Other administrative services managers

0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers

0131 Telecommunication carriers managers

0211 Engineering managers

0212 Architecture and science managers

0411 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration

0412 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration

0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services

0431 Commissioned police officers

0432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

0632 Accommodation service managers

0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.

0711 Construction managers

0712 Home building and renovation managers

0821 Managers in agriculture

0912 Utilities managers

1112 Financial and investment analysts

1121 Human resources professionals

1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1221 Administrative officers

1223 Human resources and recruitment officers

1225 Purchasing agents and officers

1226 Conference and event planners

1227 Court officers and justices of the peace

1242 Legal administrative assistants

1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations

1252 Health information management occupations

1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupations

1313 Insurance underwriters

1415 Personnel clerks

1416 Court clerks

1422 Data entry clerks

1431 Accounting and related clerks

1432 Payroll clerks

1435 Collectors

1451 Library assistants and clerks

1452 Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks

1454 Survey interviewers and statistical clerks

1521 Shippers and receivers

1523 Production logistics co-ordinators

1525 Dispatchers

2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers

2114 Meteorologists and climatologists

2115 Other professional occupations in physical sciences

2121 Biologists and related scientists

2122 Forestry professionals

2133 Electrical and electronics engineers

2134 Chemical engineers

2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers

2144 Geological engineers

2146 Aerospace engineers

2148 Other professional engineers, n.e.c.

2153 Urban and land use planners

2154 Land surveyors

2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

2172 Database analysts and data administrators

2173 Software engineers and designers

2211 Chemical technologists and technicians

2221 Biological technologists and technicians

2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors

2223 Forestry technologists and technicians

2224 Conservation and fishery officers

2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians

2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2234 Construction estimators

2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

2251 Architectural technologists and technicians 2252 Industrial designers

2253 Drafting technologists and technicians

2254 Land survey technologists and technicians

2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology

2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians

2264 Construction inspectors

3114 Veterinarians

3121 Optometrists

3122 Chiropractors

3124 Allied primary health practitioners

3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

3132 Dietitians and nutritionists

3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3142 Physiotherapists

3143 Occupational therapists

3211 Medical laboratory technologists

3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3215 Medical radiation technologists

3216 Medical sonographers

3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.

3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

3221 Denturists

3231 Opticians

3232 Practitioners of natural healing

3234 Paramedical occupations

3236 Massage therapists

3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

4021 College and other vocational instructors

4033 Educational counsellors

4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries

4151 Psychologists

4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors

4154 Professional occupations in religion

4155 Probation and parole officers and related occupations

4156 Employment counsellors

4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4168 Program officers unique to government

4169 Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.

4217 Other religious occupations 4311 Police officers (except commissioned)

4312 Firefighters

4411 Home child care providers

4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

4421 Sheriffs and bailiffs

4422 Correctional service officers

4423 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.

5111 Librarians

5121 Authors and writers

5122 Editors

5123 Journalists

5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

5132 Conductors, composers and arrangers

5133 Musicians and singers

5134 Dancers

5135 Actors and comedians

5136 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists

5211 Library and public archive technicians

5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

5221 Photographers

5224 Broadcast technicians

5225 Audio and video recording technicians

5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

5231 Announcers and other broadcasters

5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

5244 Artisans and craftspersons

5251 Athletes

5252 Coaches

5253 Sports officials and referees

5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

6222 Retail and wholesale buyers

6231 Insurance agents and brokers

6312 Executive housekeepers

6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors

6316 Other services supervisors

6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

6343 Shoe repairers and shoemakers

6345 Upholsterers

6346 Funeral directors and embalmers

6511 Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses

6512 Bartenders

6521 Travel counsellors

6531 Tour and travel guides

6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guides

6533 Casino occupations

6551 Customer services representatives – financial institutions

6561 Image, social and other personal consultants

6562 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

6563 Pet groomers and animal care workers

6564 Other personal service occupations

6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers

6721 Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services

6722 Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport

6732 Specialized cleaners

6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

6741 Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations

7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7233 Sheet metal workers

7234 Boilermakers

7236 Ironworkers

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians

7243 Power system electricians

7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians

7251 Plumbers

7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

7253 Gas fitters

7281 Bricklayers

7291 Roofers and shinglers

7293 Insulators

7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295 Floor covering installers

7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics

7333 Electrical mechanics

7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers

7371 Crane operators

7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction

7373 Water well drillers

7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers

7442 Waterworks and gas maintenance workers

7444 Pest controllers and fumigators

7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

7514 Delivery and courier service drivers

7522 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers

7535 Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers

7612 Other trades helpers and labourers

7621 Public works and maintenance labourers

7622 Railway and motor transport labourers

8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry

8241 Logging machinery operators

8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

8421 Chain saw and skidder operators

8422 Silviculture and forestry workers

8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers

8611 Harvesting labourers

8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

8616 Logging and forestry labourers

9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

9415 Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

9442 Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations

9447 Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing

9465 Testers and graders, food, beverage and associated products processing

9474 Photographic and film processors

9521 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

9522 Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers

9524 Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing

9525 Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers

9534 Furniture finishers and refinishers

9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

9611 Labourers in mineral and metal processing

9612 Labourers in metal fabrication

9613 Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities


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