STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM group occupations include computer scientists and software developers; mechanical, electrical, petroleum, and civil engineers; doctors and medical scientists; and statisticians and economists, among many others. STEM occupations are generally described as skilled professions that require years of formal training.
Demand for STEM occupations is expected to increase faster than the provincial average, due to growth in industries such as computer systems design, telecommunications, and motion picture and video production.