10 jobs in B.C. that increased in demand due to COVID-19

posted on August 10, 2021

By Mohanad Moetaz | CIC News | August 5, 2021

The pandemic has increased demand in certain occupations in B.C.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way we work. Granted, many sectors were negatively affected by shutdowns related to the pandemic, such as the tourism and hospitality sectors. However, some sectors saw a surge in job vacancies.

The federal government carried out research on how the pandemic is affecting the labour force in each province and territory. From this research, here are 10 jobs that has increased in demand during the pandemic in B.C. Jobs below are listed in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.

1. Payroll administrators (NOC 1432)

These professionals collect, verify and process payroll information. They also determine pay and benefits to an organization’s employees as well as maintain the payroll record.

After the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employment for this job slightly dropped (16 per cent drop in April 2020 compared to April 2019).
However, employment levels began to gain traction again as demand increases. Many employers need to address unexpected revenue loss because of the pandemic, and are in dire need for payroll administrators to limit employee costs.

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