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According to Statistics Canada’s latest survey [5], the number of vacancies is increasing, pushing down the unemployment rate to 7.6% – the level it was before the start of the pandemic. This creates opportunities for foreign nationals looking to immigrate to Alberta. A high number of vacancies increase labour shortages in the province that
makes employers turn to immigrants to fill those positions. The top 10
most in-demand jobs in the province are:

        * Nurses (NOC 3012)
        * Delivery and courier service drivers (NOC 7514)
        * Physicians – Family (NOC 3112) and Specialists (3111)
        * Cooks (NOC 6322)
        * Food And Beverage Servers (NOC 6513)
        * Retail Sales Associates (NOC 6421)
        * Transport Truck Drivers (NOC 7511)
        * Farm and Harvesting Workers (NOCs 8431 and 8611)
        * Carpenters (NOC 7271)
        * Material Handlers (NOC 7452)