Occupation Library

Current Occupations In Demand

The following occupations are in the highest demand right now:

6421 · Retail salespersons
423 Jobs

Retail salespersons sell, rent or lease a range of technical and non-technical goods and services directly to consumers. They are employed by stores and…

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6552 · Other customer and information services representatives
284 Jobs

This unit group includes customer and information services representatives who answer enquiries and provide information regarding an establishment’s goods, services and policies and who…

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7452 · Material handlers
266 Jobs

This unit group includes workers who handle, move, load and unload materials by hand or using a variety of material handling equipment. They are…

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6322 · Cooks
176 Jobs

Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries,…

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7514 · Delivery and courier service drivers
172 Jobs

Delivery and courier service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug…

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0621 · Retail and wholesale trade managers
171 Jobs

Retail and wholesale trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a retail or…

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6711 · Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
142 Jobs

Kitchen helpers, food service helpers and dishwashers clear tables, clean kitchen areas, wash dishes, and perform various other activities to assist workers who prepare or serve food and…

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7511 · Transport truck drivers
114 Jobs

Transport truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing,…

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4412 · Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
100 Jobs

Home support workers provide personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client’s residence, in…

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9619 · Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
62 Jobs

This unit group includes labourers, not elsewhere classified, who perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities in processing, manufacturing and utilities. They…

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Skilled trades are in-demand across the Waterloo Wellington Dufferin area. These 144 trades in Ontario build and renovate our homes, develop products in factories, keep cars and trucks running on our roads, work in agriculture and provide services to all of us. Skilled tradespeople are employees, contractors who choose their own paths and jobs and entrepreneurs who hire other tradespeople and develop their businesses.

Knowing that there is a need for people and that people are looking for new ways to work or their next career path, the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin has developed a video series that can be shared and used with people who are exploring a skilled trades career. Their stories are unique and have taken them to different places. Click the image above to see the “Is Apprenticeship for Me” video series.

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