By Max Singh
“The Canadian labor market is tighter than before the pandemic, and the job vacancy rate peaked in the 3rd quarter of 2021. According to Statistics Canada, in November 2021, the Canadian economy had the highest number of vacancies.”
According to the Canadian government’s job bank website, the latest figures show 84,000 job postings advertised (monthly average) and 8.2 million job posting views (monthly average). So, what are the most in-demand jobs in Canada? Some positions are consistently listed among the most in-demand jobs in Canada; thus, building a career path in those professions is typically less difficult for individuals, especially with the help of staffing agencies.
The Canadian labor market is tighter than before the pandemic, and the job vacancy rate peaked in the 3rd quarter of 2021.
Much of the unmet demand is in low-wage occupations. According to Statistics Canada, in November 2021, the Canadian economy had the highest number of vacancies. According to research by human resources giant Randstad, the landscape of trending jobs in Canada may be different from what job seekers experienced before the pandemic. Industries with significant growth include the service sector, technology, and healthcare. Still, some of the best jobs in Canada for 2022 are those that can support businesses in multiple industries.
As the job market continues to evolve amid the COVID-19 pandemic, independent reports suggest that employers are looking for candidates with skills that weren’t as relevant before 2020.
By 2022, Randstad’s most recommended jobs will allow job seekers to work in various industries. According to Labor shortages in Canada, here are what are likely to be the Top 10 Jobs in Canada in 2022 and the median salaries expected by Job Bank.
As many Doctors retire, migrate to online practices, or leave the profession entirely, Canada finds an acute physician shortage. It is not only family practitioners who are in demand but also specialists in medicine such as Pediatricians, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Occupational Medicine, Anesthesiology, dermatology, and Emergency Medicine. Doctor’s salaries range from $100,000 and up, while specialists can command up to $150,000 and more.
- REGISTERED NURSES
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs, and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. This occupation comes with a median annual wage of $78,000 in Canada based on a 37.5-hour workweek.
- KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER
Key account managers plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial, institutional, e-business, and wholesale and retail sales. They often work with large clients or those that represent strategic partnerships for their employers. The median annual salary of crucial account managers starts at $97,500.
- SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
These IT specialists are increasingly in demand as businesses turn to more technical solutions. They write, modify, integrate, and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software, and communications software. In Canada, software developers earn a median annual wage of $ 74,997, Job Bank data reveals.
- MARKETING MANAGER
Canada is expected to see more than 19,000 new marketing, public relations, and advertising manager jobs in the next six years. These are the people who plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commerce. In Canada, marketing managers earn a median annual wage of $84,376.
- CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Customer Service Reps answer inquiries, provide information regarding an establishment’s goods, services, and policies, and provide customer services such as receiving payments and processing requests for services. Data from Job Bank indicates that customer service reps make a median annual wage of $37,050 in Canada.
Canadian construction and engineering companies expect another 23,000 welding jobs to open up across the country in the next six years. These tradespeople are employed by companies that make structural steel and plate work, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships, and other metal products. Welders in Canada make a median annual wage of $49,725.
Employers lure engineers from throughout the world to Canada as the labor shortage for these professionals in the country intensifies. Engineers plan, design, develop and manage commercial and civil capital projects. According to Job Bank figures, engineers in Canada earn a median annual wage of $80,340 based on a standard workweek.
Red tape in Canada is leading many businesses in several sectors to turn to accountants to ensure their finances are managed appropriately. Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) and other experienced accounting professionals are in huge demand. An accountant working a standard workweek in Canada makes a median annual salary of $69,712.
- CLOUD ARCHITECT – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
With the work-from-home revolution considerably sped up with the arrival of the pandemic, many employers are looking to the cloud to ensure the storage and transfer of information as remote work opportunities continue to rise. Cloud architects in Canada make a median annual salary of $80,008, based on a 37.5-hour work week, Job Bank data reveals.
Other top professions in demand include health care professionals, Human Resources (HR) Managers, Electrical Engineers, Veterinarians, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Agricultural workers, Aerospace engineers, construction workers, bus drivers, restaurant, food, beverage, and hospitality workers.
According to the Canadian government’s job bank website, the latest figures show a total of 84,000 job postings advertised (monthly average) 8.2 million job posting views (monthly average) and over 200,000 inquiries per month.
The majority of the in-demand jobs in Canada to keep an eye on are in the technology sector, and a handful of them require substantial online know-how. As the job market continues to evolve amid the COVID-19 pandemic, independent reports suggest that employers are looking for candidates with skills that weren’t as relevant before 2020.
According to Randstad Canada’s annual career forecast for 2022, COVID-19 isn’t the only factor impacting employer priorities when hiring new workers. “Again this year, we anticipate that the job seekers will be spoilt for choice if they have the skills so sought after by employers,” said Patrick Poulin, group president of Randstad Canada.
Sources: government of Canada/jobbank.ca/immigration.ca. CTV news/ skilled worker.com/Statscan/ governmentofcanada.ca/ranstad.com