The job market is forever changing, and demand levels for specific jobs fluctuate. Many factors, such as economics, social trends, and industrial change, contribute to whether a job has enough qualified professionals to fill vacant positions.
The list of jobs which is in demand for 2022 is to follow trends that were established in 2020 and 2021. These include increased home delivery services, a higher-than-normal pressure on the health care system, and the ongoing demand for skilled tradespeople. As many Canadians continue to work from home, there is an increase in available work that can be done remotely. Similarly, with many individuals and families spending more time indoors, we can expect an increase in delivery services and jobs that support people staying at home in 2023.
Labour shortages in Canada are a boon to foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada under economic programs – but not all jobs are equally in demand throughout the country.
We want to explain why some jobs will likely remain in demand over the year and list 8 jobs in demand in Canada for 2023.
National average salary: $80,340 per year
Employers are trying to lure engineers from worldwide to Canada as the labour shortage for these professionals in the country intensifies.
These are the people who plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation.
Randstad notes that this is one sector that holds particular promise for foreign nationals contemplating a move to Canada.
Engineers in Canada earn a median annual wage of $80,340 based on a standard work week, according to Job Bank figures.
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National average salary: $38,53 per hour
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to nursing practice.
Mandatory vaccinations for healthcare staff led to a few of them leaving their jobs in various regions of Canada, while the massive, most recent wave of the pandemic created an even greater demand for medical personnel.
This occupation comes with a median annual wage of $78,000 in Canada based on a 37.5-hour work week.
National average salary: $37,50 per hour
Ottawa expects another 23,000 welding jobs to open across the country in the next six years.
Welders in Canada make a median annual wage of $49,725 based on a 37.5-hour work week, according to Job Bank data.
“Job prospects may be best in areas with high levels of construction and industry, including British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. But experienced welders are likely to find job opportunities throughout the nation,” notes Randstad.
National average salary: $69,712 per year
Red tape in Canada leads many businesses in several sectors to turn to accountants to ensure their finances are managed properly.
“Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) and other experienced accounting professionals can expect to find job options across the nation and potential job growth in upcoming years,” notes Randstad.
“The lean markets mean businesses simply can’t afford financial mistakes.”
In Canada, an accountant working a standard workweek makes a median annual salary of $69,712.
National average salary: $103,116 per year
Managers overseeing information technology projects develop and implement those projects and stickhandle their company or organization’s tech efforts to ensure continuous improvement and provide frameworks and leadership for development initiatives.
“For individuals with diverse tech experience and a penchant for problem-solving, IT project management may be one of the best jobs to consider,” states Randstad.
“Tech companies often hire IT project managers to serve as support systems for clients implementing their solutions. You’ll also find these types of positions listed in both permanent and contract options by various companies and enterprises of all sizes.”
IT project managers earn a median annual wage of $103,116 based on a 37.5-hour work week in Canada.
National average salary: $84,376 per year
In the next six years, Canada is expected to see more than 19,000 new marketing, public relations and advertising manager jobs.
“Growing demand in this sector is due to various reasons, including enhanced competition and a need to be as intelligent as possible with marketing spend,” notes Randstad. “Marketing managers help businesses navigate the increasingly-complex landscape of online and offline marketing, which can include traditional methods as well as social media, SEO, SEM, PPC and website marketing.”
In Canada, marketing managers earn a median annual wage of $84,376 based on a standard workweek, Job Bank figures show.
National average salary: $74,997 per year
These IT specialists are increasingly in demand as businesses turn to more technical solutions.
These people write, modify, integrate and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software.
“This is one of the top jobs partly because businesses of all types and sizes need developers to create app solutions, develop or maintain in-house software or help implement cloud or other technologies,” notes Randstad.
In Canada, software developers earn a median annual wage of $ 74,997, based on a standard 37.5-hour work week, Job Bank data reveals.
National average salary: $96,993 per year
“Growing job numbers mean more employees for businesses,” states Randstad. “That increases the burden on human resource professionals, which can cause companies to hire more people to attend to employee needs.
“Canadian businesses are also looking to hire HR professionals to help ensure compliance with labour laws, increase employee morale, reduce turnover and scale up staff and skills to support future growth.”
Based on a standard work week, the median annual salary for a human resources manager in Canada is $96,993.
In fact, according to Statistics Canada, almost half of Canadian workers (47 percent) have a college or university degree.
However, that does not mean that there are no good jobs available for those who do not have a degree.
Here is a short list:
(1) Area Manager/Salary: $79,720 to $122,998 per year
(2) Truck Drivers/Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 per year
(3) Water Heater Installer/Salary: $70,000 a year
(4) Quality Assurance Test Analyst/Salary: $70,000 to $80,000 a year
(5) Travelling Territory Representative/Salary: $50,000 to $80,000 a year
All indicators sign that Canadian employees will see more opportunities and the ability to earn higher wages coming into 2023.
Undoubtedly, the current market is an employee’s market and will continue to be so coming into 2023. The benefit to you is that tons of opportunities are available, and so is the ability to earn more income as companies compete for candidates that fit their requirements.
How can you take advantage of these trends?
–Apply for what you are most qualified to do: Perhaps you came out of the restaurant industry. In this instance, there may be better choices than applying for a job as a mechanic (if you have no training or experience).
–Upgrade your skills: Many programs are available to Canadians who want to upgrade their skills. If you are on EI, they offer the Second Career program. Also, in Ontario, initiatives have been announced to help more people train for new careers.
–Put your best foot forward: Put effort into your resumé to show the skills you have that match.
–Highlight transferable skills: You may have more soft skills than you realize.
–Look for opportunities to connect with employers one-on-one, such as through virtual job fairs: These online events can give you a chance to speak directly to hiring managers and understand what they are seeking in candidates.
Come into 2023 with a bang and ready to land all the new opportunities the Canadian job market will have in store.
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