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List outlines top 75 jobs most in demand in Windsor's booming economy

Biologists, pharmacists and machinists are just a few of the jobs in hot demand in the Windsor region, according to a new employment list designed to help people find work. 

Workforce Windsor-Essex, the area's employment planning council, has developed a list of the top 75 in-demand jobs.

Justin Falconer

Justin Falconer is the manager of communications and government partnerships at Workforce WindsorEssex. (Twitter)

"There are a lot of jobs on the list. Not all of them, believe it or not, but there's a lot," said Justin Falconer, the group's manager of communications. "And that's really indicative of the economic situation in Windsor-Essex right now — we're on the up. Demand is high for new talent and for certain skills."

Other positions on the list include software developers, construction managers and truck drivers.

The list, which is not ranked, was developed by collecting data through a number of sources including online job postings, employer surveys and media reports.

Workforce WindsorEssex plans to use the data to to develop an online resource for job seekers.

"In the fall, you'll be able to click on these jobs and [we'll] tell you everything from the skills to the pay you can make in these jobs, the educational or training pathways to get into these jobs and the careers that you can have," Falconer said.

Windsor-Essex's most in-demand jobs

Management Occupations

  • Senior Managers – Trade, Broadcasting, and Other Services (Retail)
  • Corporate Sales Managers
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Managers in horticulture (Growers)

Business, Finance and Administrative Occupations

  • Financial and Investment Analysis
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Supervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations
  • Administrative Officers
  • Employment Insurance, Immigration, Border Services and Revenue Officers (Border Service Officers, Custom Officers)
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Receptionists
  • Shippers and Receivers
  • Dispatchers

Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

  • Biologists and Related Scientists
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Web designers and developers
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians (two classifications)
  • Construction Estimators
  • Drafting Technologists and Technicians
  • Air Pilots, Flight Engineers, and Flying Instructors
  • User Support Technicians

Health Occupations

  • Pharmacists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services

Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

  • Home Support Workers, Housekeepers, and Related Occupations

Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

  • Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport, and Fitness

Sales and Service Occupations

  • Retail and Wholesale Buyers
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • Financial Sales Representatives
  • Food Service Supervisors
  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Upholsterers
  • Sales and Account Representatives - Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Food and Beverage Servers
  • Security Guards and Related Security Service Occupations
  • Other Customer and Information Services Representatives
  • EstheticiansElectrologists, and Related Occupations
  • Cashiers
  • Store Shelf Stockers, Clerks, and Order Fillers
  • Other Sales Related Occupations
  • Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers
  • Light Duty Cleaners
  • Janitors, Caretakers, and Building Superintendents

Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and Related Occupations

  • Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Welders and Related Machine Operators
  • Plumbers 
  • Carpenters
  • Bricklayers
  • Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers, and lathers 
  • Roofers and Shinglers
  • Floor Covering Installers
  • Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
  • Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
  • Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics, and Mechanical Repairers
  • Appliance Servicers and Repairers
  • Material Handlers
  • Transport Truck Drivers
  • Bus Drivers, Subway Operators, and Other Transit Operators
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers

Occupations Unique to Primary Industry

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

Occupations Unique to Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Machining Tool Operators
  • Plastics Processing Machine Operators
  • Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing, and Utilities

Source: CBC News