Saskatchewan Detailed Occupational Outlook 2019 through 2023
March 30, 2021
The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training has released the provincial labour demand outlook for the forecast period 2019–23.
The Saskatchewan Detailed Occupational Outlook, 2019-2023, provides labour market information for 437 occupations. It is intended to inform career choices, workforce planning and decision making for a variety of users such as employers, industries, sector councils, governments, employment and career practitioners, job seekers and learners.
Three major occupational groups account for six out of every 10 future job openings, including: sales and service (24,300); trades, transport and equipment operators (18,000); and business, finance and administration (17,000).
Occupations with the Most Job Openings
The top 25 occupations with the most future job openings have a balanced set of skill requirements.
Half of these occupations are lower-skilled, requiring either Grade 12 education or less with on-the-job training, such as transport truck drivers and retail salespersons.
The other half of these occupations are higher-skilled, requiring a minimum post-secondary education or training and/or management experience, such as managers in agriculture (farmers), retail and wholesale trade managers, registered nurses, school teachers and cooks.
Occupations with the Most Job Openings that Require High School Completion
A total of 100 occupations typically require Grade 12 completion or some secondary school education with on-the-job training or specific work experience.
The top 15 occupations with the most future job openings in this lower-skilled category are spread widely across transport and equipment operators, sales and service, office administration, health and education occupations.
The top 15 occupations are forecasted to have 18,920 job openings, 68 percent of the total number of openings in this skill category. Seven out of every ten of these openings are expected due to retirements and the remainder due to economic growth. Estimated annual wages in 2019 for these occupations range from $17,200 to $71,700 compared to the provincial median wage of $59,300.
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