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High Demand Occupations – NOC List

Usually Requires a Bachelor's, Graduate or First Professional Degree and/or Significant Work Experience

NOC CodeOccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
NOC 0621Retail and wholesale trade managers$28.0020,600
NOC 0631Restaurant and food service managers$18.757,800
NOC 0013Senior managers - financial, communications and other business servicesN/A5,100
NOC 0714Facility operation and maintenance managers$35.104,800
NOC 0213Computer and information systems managers$43.274,800
NOC 0111Financial managers$40.864,700
NOC 0601Corporate sales managers$36.354,700
NOC 0122Banking, credit and other investment managers$41.034,100
NOC 0016Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities$47.653,900
NOC 0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers$38.003,500
NOC 0015Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.$36.913,500
NOC 0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers$42.563,300
NOC 0821Managers in agricultureN/A3,200
NOC 0731Managers in transportation$35.003,000
NOC 0712Home building and renovation managers$20.002,900
NOC 0632Accommodation service managers$24.002,900
NOC 0114Other administrative services managersN/A2,700
NOC 0423Managers in social, community and correctional services$38.462,500
NOC 0112Human resources managers$34.192,300
NOC 0014Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations$37.292,100
NOC 0125Other business services managers$32.312,100
NOC 0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.$21.632,000
NOC 0422School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education$41.961,700
NOC 0113Purchasing managers$37.561,600
NOC 0421Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training$36.891,300
NOC 0211Engineering managers$50.751,200
NOC 0012Senior government managers and officials$48.521,200
NOC 0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors$26.031,000
NOC 0512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts$29.42800
NOC 0912Utilities managers$45.05800
NOC 0212Architecture and science managers$39.44600
NOC 0412Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration$41.66500
NOC 0414Other managers in public administration$47.80500

Usually Requires Bachelor's, Graduate or First Professional Degree

OccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
NOC 1111Financial auditors and accountants$27.8810,800
NOC 4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers$32.0510,100
NOC 2171Information systems analysts and consultants$38.468,700
NOC 2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers$38.468,000
NOC 1114Other financial officers$32.316,600
NOC 4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries$106,361*5,400
NOC 1122Professional occupations in business management consulting$36.004,800
NOC 2173Software engineers and designers$38.464,800
NOC 1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations$27.004,300
NOC 4021College and other vocational instructors$33.654,000
NOC 2131Civil engineers$35.003,900
NOC 4011University professors and lecturers$38.463,800
NOC 4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants$31.253,300
NOC 1121Human resources professionals$32.053,100
NOC 5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations$26.443,000
NOC 4152Social workers$30.002,800
NOC 4153Family, marriage and other related counsellors$26.742,600
NOC 2175Web designers and developers$25.002,300
NOC 5121Authors and writers$25.482,100
NOC 4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers$30.421,800
NOC 2151Architects$30.771,700
NOC 1112Financial and investment analysts$33.521,600
NOC 4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers$35.001,300
NOC 1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokersN/A1,300
NOC 2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)$40.501,100
NOC 4151Psychologists$35.361,000

Usually Requires Diploma, Certificate or Apprenticeship Training

OccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
NOC 1221Administrative officers$23.3817,100
NOC 4212Social and community service workers$19.5011,800
NOC 1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepers$20.8310,600
NOC 1241Administrative assistants$22.009,700
NOC 4214Early childhood educators and assistants$16.958,900
NOC 6232Real estate agents and salespersons$44,753*7,100
NOC 7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers$28.006,400
NOC 5241Graphic designers and illustrators$25.505,000
NOC 6341Hairstylists and barbers$14.005,000
NOC 5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness$20.004,900
NOC 6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade$25.384,600
NOC 1224Property administrators$20.004,000
NOC 4311Police officers (except commissioned)$40.003,800
NOC 6231Insurance agents and brokers$22.003,500
NOC 6235Financial sales representatives$23.083,300
NOC 2281Computer network technicians$33.653,300
NOC 2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)$23.003,000
NOC 6211Retail sales supervisors$18.272,800
NOC 1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations$22.002,700
NOC 1242Legal administrative assistants$24.002,700
NOC 1222Executive assistants$25.502,200
NOC 2282User support technicians$28.972,200
NOC 1243Medical administrative assistants$22.002,000
NOC 2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructorsN/A1,600
NOC 4211Paralegal and related occupations$27.001,500
NOC 1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners$31.001,500
NOC 4312Firefighters$40.001,400
NOC 7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors$34.001,400
NOC 1223Human resources and recruitment officers$27.001,400
NOC 1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers$28.721,300
NOC 5221PhotographersN/A1,200
NOC 4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces$28.211,200
NOC 1315Customs, ship and other brokers$21.85300

Usually Requires High School and/or Occupation Specific Training

OccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
NOC 1414Receptionists$17.589,600
NOC 6513Food and beverage servers$11.358,200
NOC 4412Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations$16.757,100
NOC 4411Home child care providers$12.004,700
NOC 7513Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs$15.382,900
NOC 1513Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors$12.501,800
NOC 1512Letter carriers$25.001,600
NOC 1511Mail, postal and related workers$18.001,300

Priority Health Occupations Identified by the B.C. Ministry of Health

OccupationMedian Hourly WageEmployment
NOC 3112Family physicians$209,000*6,218**
Nurse PractitionersN/AN/A
NOC 3413Health care assistants$21.0034,717
NOC 3142Physiotherapists$37.003,758
NOC 3143Occupational therapists$38.422,200
NOC 3233Licensed practical nurses$27.009,612
NOC 3012Specialty registered nurses$37.0047,396
NOC 3216Sonographers$37.11743
NOC 3234Paramedics$26.783,182