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High Demand Occupations during Post-Covid Recovery: Prince Edward Island

Published Date: 11th October 2021 

Many occupations saw a rise in labor demand in various Canadian provinces during the pandemic. Although many suffered the loss of their jobs or increased working hours with huge cuts in wages, in a government study of Prince Edward Island, all the latest available job vacancies are highlighted that a skilled worker with relevant work experience, knowledge & age and language proficiency can apply to.

While many professions saw a huge decline in demand and deficiency of job opportunities in their respective field due to the pandemic, many other job sectors have flourished in Prince Edward Island during the same time.


The jobs listed below are in reference to the National occupational Classification Codes of Canada.

Management Jobs

  • Home building and renovation managers (NOC 0712)
  • Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821)

Business, Finance and Administration Jobs

  • Administrative officers (NOC 1221)

Natural and Applied Sciences & Related Jobs

  • Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • User support technicians (NOC 2282)

Health Care Jobs

  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)
  • Dental hygienists and dental therapists (NOC 3222)
  • Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233)
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413)

Jobs in Education, Law, and Social Community & Government Services

  • Social workers (NOC 4152)
  • Social and community service workers (NOC 4212)
  • Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412)
  • Elementary and secondary school teachers (NOC 4413)

Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators & Related Jobs

  • Transport truck drivers (NOC 7511)
  • Delivery and courier service drivers (NOC 7514)

Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators & Related Jobs

  • General farm workers (NOC 8431)
  • Harvesting laborers (NOC 8611)

Other Ways to Migrate to PEI

1. PEI Skilled Workers Program

Being an employer-driven program, the Skilled Worker program of PEI allows people who are successful in obtaining a valid job offer from a certified employer in the province.

2. PEI Critical Workers Program

For candidates currently working in the province of Prince Edward, they can apply to the Critical Worker program and have a chance at permanent residency. 

3. PEI International Graduates Program

For the students who have graduated from a publicly funded institution from Prince Edward Island and now hold a valid job offer can apply to this program and permanently settle in the province.

4. PEI Work Permit Stream

For people, who are willing and capable to run or invest in a business in the province, can choose to enter Canada and settle permanently under the Work Permit Stream

5. PEI Express Entry

For the people who have relevant knowledge, skills and work experience and who want to permanently settle in Canada, Express Entry is the fastest and trusted route for many.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program was launched in 2017 as a temporary aid for employers, skilled workers and international graduates to settle in any one of the four provinces of Canadian Atlantic region, including Prince Edward Island. Now it has been declared permanent by the government of Canada because of its high success and growth rate since its launch.

The international graduates and skilled workers get a chance to apply for permanent residency in the province while the Atlantic employers get the opportunity to fill in job position that they're unable to fill locally through the AIPP Program. 


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