Canada has a thriving employment industry that targets young, skilled, and experienced individuals to contribute to economic growth. The employment industry in Canada creates job opportunities in diverse occupational backgrounds, including individuals from skilled trades, nursing professionals, mobile app developers to construction managers. 

 A recent survey by Workaholics showed that out of all the Canadian executives interviewed, 67% stated that they seek to recruit candidates with the right attitude, communication abilities, work ethics, and teamwork contribution.

 Check out the list of the most in-demand jobs in Canada. The list includes:

1. Financial Managers and Accountants

The demand for financial managers and accountants has steadily increased in Canada, for professionals with the ability to solve the complexities of financial management. These professionals must have sound knowledge of international finance procedures, and if they have strong language ability in any foreign language, that can be an added benefit.

2. Skilled Trades

Skilled trades emerge as an opportunity for individuals who do not prefer any regular office job, but still want to earn more than the average Canadian salary. These occupations include chefs, electricians, industrial mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, and automotive service technicians; Canada faces a shortage of individuals involved in such occupations.

It is estimated that the skilled trades and technology industry will generate 40% new career opportunities over the next 20 years.

3. Mobile App and Software Developers

Multiple professions these days are dependent on any technology or software. The reliance of different companies and organizations on technology has increased the demand for skilled individuals who can design and update the software. Almost all companies hire external service providers who can create custom software as per the business requirements and develop mobile apps for their customers.

This industry is at a booming stage and continues to create numerous jobs as it expands. For instance, in Canada, mobile app developers can earn up to CAD 91,000 annually.

4. Nurses

 Registered nurses are also in-demand professionals in Canada due to the country’s aging population. Canada expects to see an increase in the demand for nurses until the year 2024 and beyond. The demand rate is increasing rapidly in comparison to the supply rate of the trained professionals by the institutions.

5. Construction Managers

Construction managers are required in both residential and industrial sectors to plan and manage all construction projects. They have to ensure that there are no delays in the schedule, and the construction work meets the industry’s quality specifications.

6. Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers

Individuals willing to help people dealing with difficult situations or assist them in navigating solutions to their personal problems can be essential to this industry.

Currently, this industry has a meager unemployment rate; that is, there are higher chances of getting a job. Also, the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has forecasted that this industry is going to see more job openings by 2020. Moreover, wages are expected to get higher in the long run.

Getting a Job in Canada

Canada offers a friendly culture and a high-quality standard of living, which draws young individuals and graduates to pursue their careers in Canada.

 Though you can always find a seasonal job in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Canada, it will still be difficult to get permanent employment in the metropolitan areas. 

 The employers in Canada prefer a resume to the UK standard CV and also a cover letter. The resume is created in a customized manner depending upon different job applications.

 However, in the process, do not forget to live your Canadian dream. Canada is full of adventures, and you can enjoy the wilderness of the country by exploring the ice-capped mountains of British Columbia to the most popular Niagara Falls.

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Teaching Jobs

For individuals with a Bachelor’s degree, proficiency in English, and hands-on teaching experience, getting a job as an English tutor can be an ideal option.

As English is the official language of Canada, the demand is less for international English teachers. On the other hand, Canadian citizens get more opportunities to fill teaching vacancies. But you can still figure out teaching opportunities in Canada’s larger cities like Vancouver and Toronto, as they prefer Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certified candidates for these positions.

 Summer Jobs

Starting the work-experience by taking a summer job in Canada is the best way, especially for the students, as this can help them determine the field of employment where they want to settle down.

The maximum number of summer jobs in Canada is available in summer camps, hospitality, and retail environments. Taking summer jobs is ideal for experiencing living and working in Canada, beyond the tourist’s experience. Below are the organizations that offer summer work opportunities in Canada:

 Note: Foreign nationals need an International Experience Class (IEC) working holiday visa to take summer jobs in Canada.


An internship is the best available option for students or graduates to experience Canadian culture, improving their skills, and practice networking with Canadian employers. 

 Note: Foreign nationals need to obtain an IEC category working holiday visa via the International Co-op (Internship) Program to complete an internship in Canada.

 Below are some excellent places to start an internship in Canada:

  • Latitude International offers internship opportunities based in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
  • BUNAC Vancouver Internship targets English-proficient students and graduates and can last up to six months.

Put your educational qualifications in order for employers

The majority of employers do not face any challenges in understanding the qualifications of candidates, as the higher education system of Canada matches closely with that of the UK.

 However, individuals who are applying for permanent residency in Canada, have to get their educational credentials assessed. Regulatory bodies for skilled professions differ for different provinces and territories. If a job is not regulated, then the eligibility of the educational qualifications of a candidate is likely to become dependent on the judgment of the employer.