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Canada is currently looking for foreign professionals and skilled workers to help solidify and consolidate its national workforce.
According to a report from Statistics Canada, more than a quarter of Canada’s workforce is made up of immigrants. With an aging population and significant labour shortages, Canada’s need for skilled workers is greater than ever.
The job vacancy rate in Canada was at an all-time high in the first quarter of 2022. While various jobs are in-demand across Canada, several have seen especially strong growth in recent years.
Every year over 200,000 people visit Canada to explore job opportunities and become a part of the workforce. There are a significant number of Nigerians among them.
Below we have laid out the 2022 top 15 In-Demand Jobs in Canada for Foreign Workers
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Customer Service Rep (CSR)
Customer service workers are needed in almost every company these days because with the tap of a button, customers and clients are able to interact with many businesses online daily through many channels, demanding services ranging from inquiries to refunds.
Customer service reps (CSR) help problem-solve with customers in person, by, email, via virtual chat, or through a phone call.
CSRs continue is in high demand after Canada’s post-pandemic economy.
NOC codes: 6552, 6551
Average median hourly wage: $ 19.00
As the economy surges in growth periods following the pandemic, getting raw materials, consumer goods and people where they need to be has become an enormous effort. When it comes to trending jobs, driver positions are definitely in play.
The Canadian labour market is vast, and as people intend to move goods and products around, there is a need to fill the position of commercial drivers.
There are different categories of drivers, from delivery drivers to truck drivers, forklift drivers, and long-haul drivers. If you are able to drive a commercial vehicle, then you have a great chance of landing a job in Canada as well.
NOC codes: 7511, 7512, 7513, 7514
Average median hourly wage: $ 19.50
Accountants are vital to the operations of a successful company. On top of growing regulatory requirements in a variety of sectors, the lean markets mean businesses simply can’t afford financial mistakes.
Accounting is divided into diverse fields of specialization includes auditing, taxation, payroll, and others. To stand out as an accountant in Canada, a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) certification is a necessity that every accountant must possess.
Accountants can expect to find job opportunities throughout the country with potential growth within the next years.
NOC code: 1111
Average median hourly wage: $ 35.75
Key Account Manager
There is a huge demand for account managers in different industries, ranging from marketing, banking, sales, information technology to consulting.
Key account managers represent strategic partnerships for their business, providing sales and customer service efforts to help retain profitable clients. Individuals who build a career in this field are needed to help support businesses toward achieving success in a post-pandemic economy.
Employers in Canada are always on the lookout for account managers who have the expertise and specialize more in sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.
NOC code: 0601
Average median hourly wage: $50.00
As businesses turn increasingly to technical solutions, developers are in high demand. This is one of the top jobs in part 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.
Also, the growing need to rely on data and automations to remain competitive, and it’s no wonder so many businesses are on the hunt for skilled developers.
Coding has been one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada for about 2 years now since the pandemic as businesses continue to turn to technical solutions. Due to strong demand, there are also several Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) options for candidates with work experience in these occupations.
Average median hourly wage: $38.46
Canadians believe in that basic health care services, like hospital visits and medical treatment are free – that’s how much Canada values health. But due to low birth rate and early retirement age, there is a shortage of Nurses to deal with the ever-increasing population’s health needs.
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 and when necessary, also train.
Because there is such high demand for nurses, there are also several immigration options available to overseas candidates with experience in nursing.
NOC code: 3012
Average median hourly wage: $ 40.00
According to the Government of Canada, it’s expected that more than 19,000 marketing, public relations, and advertising manager jobs will be created in Canada by 2028.
Marketing managers help businesses implement marketing strategies both online and offline. To meet the demand for this occupation, provinces like Ontario often invite Marketing Managers directly from the Express Entry pool.
Growing demand in this sector is due to a variety of reasons, including enhanced competition and a need to be as intelligent as possible with marketing trends. Maketing managers help businesses navigate the increasingly complete landscape of online and offline marketing, which can include traditional methods as well as social media, SEO, SEM, PPC, and website marketing
NOC code: 0124
Average median hourly wage: $ 43.27
One of the perks of working as a welder is that you do not necessarily require a university or college degree, but you still get well paid. Welders are constantly among the most in-demand jobs in Canada.
Canada expects to add 23,000 welding positions to the economy by 2028. Welding roles are in particularly high demand in British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. However, those with welding experience are likely to have a strong advantage throughout the nation.
To improve your potential of getting employed as a welder, you can master the skill of underwater welding, which requires you to be a good swimmer and not be aquaphobic
Average median hourly wage: $ 19.00
With the work-from-home revolution greatly sped up with the arrival of the pandemic, more Canadian companies move toward remote work. Cloud architects are needed to help support and implement cloud solutions. For this reason, an increasing demand is expected for cloud architects in 2022.
NOC code: 2171
Average median hourly wage: $ 41.03
Engineers are an important role in the modern economy. Various types of engineers are in-demand across Canada, whether they work with physical or virtual infrastructure.
As Canada faces a shortage of engineers, employers look to overseas candidates to fill labour market gaps.
Average median hourly wage: $~44.00
IT project manager
IT project managers’ job requires them to be flexible and possess an ability to juggle across different sectors and areas of expertise ranging from marketing, sales, engineering and more – with respect to managing people or budgets.
The Canadian tech industry is booming. with most tech jobs being in demand across Canada. IT project managers are needed in response to this growing demand for labour.
NOC code: 0213
Average median hourly wage: $ 52.88
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Canada is expected to need 23,400 electricians from 2019-2028 to fill labour market gaps. Only 20,300 job seekers are expected to be available to fill these roles.
The most interesting part of this work is that you do not need a degree, rather what is required is an apprenticeship and a combination of vocational training. This has been one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada from 2018 till the present.
Electricians are vital to keeping operations in Canada going. For this reason, electricians in all areas are in-demand across the country this year.
Average median hourly wage: $ 30.00
Canadian companies are also looking to hire HR professionals to help ensure compliance with labour laws, increase employee morale, reduce turnover and scale up both staff and skills to support business growth.
Canada’s post-pandemic economic boom has led to employment growth. HR managers are needed to help onboard new employees and help manage company growth. As such, HR managers are in demand across Canada.
NOC code: 0112
Average median hourly wage: $ 49.74
An accounting clerk prepares financial documents related to a business’s accounts, such as invoices, inventory reports, account statements, and other reports.
This is also a great position for those interested in learning about business finance or moving into higher-level company accounting positions.
Accounting clerks are essential to maintaining operations as companies continue to grow in a post-pandemic economy.
NOC code: 1431
Average median hourly wage: $ 22.56
Mechanical engineers play an important role in various industries across Canada. People in these jobs are responsible for designing, maintaining or repairing machines such as power generators, turbines and refrigeration units.
If you have the right credentials, experience, and education you are likely to find a mechanical engineering job in Canada.
NOC code: 2132
Average median hourly wage: $ 42.00
That’s the list of the top 15 in-demand jobs in Canada for foreign workers in the year 2022. We hope you found it useful. You can find jobs in Canada by clicking here.
It’s advisable to start applying for jobs abroad before or during your migration plan. Click here to read about how to Migrate to Canada by Express Entry.
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