The Conference Board of Canada has launched a new labour market projection tool, the Model of Occupations, Skills, and Technology (MOST). MOST generates detailed occupational and industry-level projections for every region in Canada.
Occupations that primarily require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training and those requiring on-the-job training were hardest hit during the pandemic while occupations typically requiring university education suffered the least. In fact, employment increased during the pandemic for many occupations requiring a high level of skill in programming, complex problem-solving, systems analysis, systems evaluation, critical thinking, and mathematics.
Through 2030, the strongest job gains are expected in roles like web designer and developers, database analysts and data administrators, computer engineering, architecture, finance, veterinary services, and transportation.
Over the next decade, jobs that typically require university education are projected to post the strongest gains, followed by jobs requiring college education, specialized training, or apprenticeship training.