Canada has work and career opportunities across a wide range of occupations and not enough citizens to meet the demand to fill these positions.
This means that Canadian employers look abroad to find suitable candidates as, If these positions remain empty, businesses will stop growing and keeping up with international demands for innovation. With fewer job opportunities fewer people are employed and ultimately this means less money in the pockets of Canadians. Canadian lawmakers know that without disposable income other businesses suffer too and so does the growth of the Canadian economy. Another by-product of empty jobs is that the government has access to less taxable earnings needed for infrastructure and social services expenses.
This is why the Canadian Government, and their department of citizenship and immigration, is continually developing their immigration goals and adjusting rules to meet the needs as they are at that moment and will be in the foreseeable future.
In the experts’ opinion, eight jobs will remain very much in demand and are often filled by qualifying migrants.
Median salary expectations: Starting at between $50,000 to $55,000/year.
Schooling needed: Bachelor’s degree in education.
According to the Government of Canada’s Job Bank, provinces and territories with the best outlook for elementary teachers are in Alberta, The Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec and the Yukon. The rest of Canada, however, is expected to experience fair demand. For high school teachers, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon.
2. Informatics security analyst
Median salary expectations: Starting at around $64,000/year.
Schooling needed: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a related field. Some jobs in this field may require a Master’s degree.
The outlook: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec, and Nunavut will have the highest demand for the job. The rest of Canada, with the exception of the Northwest Territories, will see moderate growth in this type of employment.
3. Market research analyst
Median salary expectations: Starting at around $50,000/year.
Schooling needed: Bachelor’s degree in market research, marketing or statistics.
The outlook: Growth is expected to be limited in Saskatchewan and P.E.I. The rest of Canada, however, will see a healthy demand. The cities where the industry will be booming are Ottawa and Hamilton-Niagara.
4. Construction manager
Median salary expectations: Starting at around $85,000/year.
Schooling needed: College or university education in civil engineering, construction management or a related field or an apprenticeship.
The outlook: Construction Managers are in high demand because there is such a boom in construction. As construction companies become sophisticated and take on more complex projects. Manitoba, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Ontario are all expected to see high growth.
Median salary expectations: Starting at around $72,000/year.
Schooling needed: Bachelor’s degree in pre-law, a first-level law degree and passing the bar exam.
The outlook: Canadian law school enrollments have been on a steady decline. The Law School Admission Council reports a 38 percent decrease in applicants since 2010. There is always going to be a need for lawyers the demand is going to be there across all fields like corporate law, criminal defence, and family law. British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, and Québec will see high demand, while the rest of Canada is expected to see a healthy moderate demand.
6. Registered nurse (RN)
Median salary expectations: Starting at around $60,000/year.
Schooling needed: Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The outlook: Much like law school, nursing schools across Canada are seeing less enrollment. According to the College of Nurses of Ontario, the number of applicants for RN registration across Canada dropped 23 percent between 2010 and 2015. Because of this the high demand for nurses is already there and will continue for many years. Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, and Yukon will all see very strong growth. The remaining provinces are still expected to see a healthy and steady demand.
7. Software developer
Median salary expectations: Starting at around $61,000/year.
Schooling needed: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
The outlook: Information technology jobs are the highest in demand. The emergence of gaming software developers wasn’t something that existed years ago but now it’s something that’s really high in demand, but there’s also other types of software that will be a part of our future. Strong demand will be in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and parts of Québec.
8. Marketing manager
The outlook: Much like a marketing analyst, it’s a high in-demand job we will see in the future. Because of that high demand, competition will be fierce so the more education you have the better, she says. New Brunswick, Nunavut, P.E.I. and some parts of Manitoba will have high demand.