WORKFORCE WINDSORESSEX Releases List of Top 75 In-Demand Jobs

Monday, July 31, 2017

Media Release


Windsor, ON –  Workforce WindsorEssex, the region’s Local Employment Planning Council, has published a list of the region’s top 75 in-demand jobs, categorized using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code system.

The list was developed using a variety of research methods including online job postings, employer surveys and consultations, news stories and stakeholder feedback from the Workforce Summit event in May.

Top 75 In-Demand Jobs by NOC Code:

Management Occupations:

0015 – Senior Managers – Trade, Broadcasting, and Other Services (Retail)
0601 – Corporate Sales Managers
0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers
0711 – Construction Managers
0822 – Managers in horticulture (Growers)


Business, Finance and Administrative Occupations:

1112 – Financial and Investment Analysis
1121 – Human Resources Professionals
1123 – Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
1215 – Supervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations
1221 – Administrative Officers
1228 – Employment Insurance, Immigration, Border Services and Revenue Officers (Border Service Officers, Custom Officers)
1241 – Administrative Assistants
1414 – Receptionists
1521 – Shippers and Receivers
1525 – Dispatchers


Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

2121 – Biologists and Related Scientists
2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants
2174 – Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175 – Web designers and developers
2232 – Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2233 – Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2234 – Construction Estimators
2253 – Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2271 – Air Pilots, Flight Engineers, and Flying Instructors
2282 – User Support Technicians


Health Occupations

3131 – Pharmacists
3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses
3414 – Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services


Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

4412 – Home Support Workers, Housekeepers, and Related Occupations


Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

5254 – Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport, and Fitness


Sales and Service Occupations

6222 – Retail and Wholesale Buyers
6231 – Insurance Agents and Brokers
6235 – Financial Sales Representatives
6311 – Food Service Supervisors
6321 – Chefs
6322 – Cooks
6345 – Upholsterers
6411 – Sales and Account Representatives - Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
6421 – Retail Salespersons
6513 – Food and Beverage Servers
6541 – Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations
6552 – Other Customer and Information Services Representatives
6562 – Estheticians, Electrologists, and Related Occupations
6611 – Cashiers
6622 – Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks, and Order Fillers
6623 – Other Sales Related Occupations
6711 – Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers
6731 – Light Duty Cleaners
6733 – Janitors, Caretakers, and Building Superintendents


Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Related Occupations

7231 – Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7232 – Tool and Die Makers
7237 – Welders and Related Machine Operators
7251 – Plumbers
7271 – Carpenters
7281 – Bricklayers
7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers, and lathers
7291 – Roofers and Shinglers
7295 – Floor Covering Installers
7311 – Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
7315 – Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
7321 – Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics, and Mechanical Repairers
7332 – Appliance Servicers and Repairers
7452 – Material Handlers
7511 – Transport Truck Drivers
7512 – Bus Drivers, Subway Operators, and Other Transit Operators
7521 – Heavy equipment operators
7611 – Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers


Occupations Unique to Primary Industry

8252 – Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and specialized livestock workers (Quality control, Herdsman)
8431 – General Farm Workers
8432 – Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
8612 – Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers


Occupations Unique to Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities

9417 – Machining Tool Operators
9422 – Plastics Processing Machine Operators
9619 – Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing, and Utilities

Although the list will continue to change; it is a key component to our Training and Career Pathways Project. This project aims to centralize key information about each in-demand job including job description, remuneration, job duties, required skills as well as training and career pathways. All of this information collected under this project will be published in WEsearch, a free, easy to use way finding tool in the “I want to know more about the Labour Market” section as well as on our website by October 2017.



 “After extensive consultation and research, Workforce WindsorEssex is excited to release the list of top 70 in-demand jobs to our community. Although not all jobs on the list are hard to fill, they are in-demand, which means people wanting to work in these jobs have very good employment prospects. As well, this information should be helpful to training and educational institutions who are training our future workforce.”

-        Doug Sartori, Board Chair, Board President and Chair, Workforce WindsorEssex

“Workforce WindsorEssex continues to tackle the issue of people without jobs and jobs without people. The release of this information comes on the heels of a successful Workforce Summit event in May, our Skills Matrix in June and our Transportation and Mapping project in July.  If you’re about to choose or change your careers – and want to work and raise your family in Windsor-Essex – this list will be very helpful.”

-        Michelle Suchiu, Executive Director, Workforce WindsorEssex








  • The public can use WEsearch to find business funding sources, job-seeker supports, labour marketing information, skills and education upgrading opportunities, as well as apprenticeship supports by visiting




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Media Contact:

Justin Falconer
Manager of Communications & Government Partnerships
Workforce WindsorEssex
226-674-3220 ext 854


About Workforce WindsorEssex

Workforce WindsorEssex (legally Workforce Development Board Windsor Essex) was created as an independent, community-based board in October 2008 as a result of significant foundation work by the City of Windsor, County of Essex, WindsorEssex Economic Development Commission and Province of Ontario.

Our mandate is to plan, facilitate and advocate for regional workforce development, defined as the development, retention, and recruitment of a wide range of skilled workers to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of Windsor-Essex.

Workforce WindsorEssex currently receives funding under four projects: Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership, Local Employment Planning Council, WEskills and Status of Women Canada. Learn more at


About the Local Employment Planning Council and the Training & Career Pathways Project

The Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. The LEPC pilot aims to increase the access to accurate, up to date, local labour market information and help pioneer new and innovative approaches to local employment planning.


The Training and Career Pathways project is one of 9 projects that Workforce WindsorEssex will complete in phase two of the LEPC pilot project (by September, 2018). Completed LEPC projects from phase one can be found online at