Most In-Demand Occupations

Canada’s Most In-Demand Occupations

The number of professions is seeing increased hiring in Canada, as outlined in a recent report “20 Canadian roles in demand”. As a result of the study calculated growth rates for each profession (excluding jobs that are not salaried full-time or part-time roles) based on the titles of millions of jobs started by LinkedIn members between January 1st, 2018, and July 31st, 2022. These are the 20 jobs in Canada that they predict will grow in demand over the next four years, highlighting the top hiring regions and remote job opportunities that are available in that region:

  • Growth Marketing Manager: The top hiring regions for Growth Marketing Managers were Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Greater Vancouver Metropolitan Area (GVMA), and Greater Montreal Metropolitan Area (GMMA) – Remote job availability was 46.2%;
  • Product Operations Manager: Top hiring regions: GTA – Remote positions available: 43.2%;
  • Dispensary Technician: Top hiring regions: Greater Toronto Area-Remote job availability: N/A
  • Technical Program Manager: Top hiring regions: GTA and GVMA – Remote jobs are available in 29.3% of the region;
  • Sustainability Manager: The most common hiring region for Sustainability Managers is the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Remote job availability is 10.5%.
  • Head of Growth: Growth – The top hiring regions are the GTA – Remote job availability is 66.4%;
  • User Experience Writer: The top hiring regions in Canada are: GTA – Remote job availability: 44.7%;
  • Information Technology Associate: Top hiring regions: GTA, GMMA – Remote placements available at a rate of 3.3%;
  • Site Reliability Engineer: Engineers are in high demand in the following regions: GTA, GVMA, and GMMA. Remote job availability: 44.7%;
  • Customer Success Associate: Associate—Top hiring regions: Greater Toronto Area (GTA)—Remote job availability: 12.7%;
  • Valuation Analyst: Top hiring region for this position: GTA — Remote job availability is 3.6%;
  • Sales Development Representative: Top hiring regions are GTA, GVMA, and GMMA – Nearly 49.4% of jobs are available remotely;
  • Security Engineer: Top hiring regions are the GTA, GVMA, GMMA, and remote jobs are available in 57.9% of cases;
  • Data Engineer: The top hiring regions are the GTA, the GVMA and the GMMA – Remote job availability is 35.6%;
  • E-Commerce Coordinator: The most common hiring regions in Canada: GTA, GVMA, and GMMA-The percentage of remote job opportunities is 4.8%;
  • Technical Product Manager: Managers-Top hiring regions are GTA, and GVMA-Remote job availability is 33.1%;
  • Cyber Security Specialist: Top hiring regions: Greater Toronto Area, Greater Vancouver Metropolitan Area, Greater Calgary Metropolitan Area (GCMA)-Remote job availability: 13.4%;
  • Crew Scheduler: Top hiring regions: GTA – Remote job availability: Not Available;
  • Medical Writer: Top hiring regions include GTA, GVMA, and GMMA-Remote job availability is 56.9%;
  • Media Planner: Top hiring regions: Greater Toronto Area, Greater Metropolitan Area–Remote job availability: 15.7%;
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A Note on Upcoming Job Openings in Canada

Vacancies across all industries across Canada decreased by 20,700 jobs in November according to the most recent career vacancy report (the most recent data available). Despite this, vacancies in general have remained at a historic high, totaling 850,300 open positions at the end of 2022.

In particular, the healthcare and social assistance, professional scientific and technical services, and construction sectors continue to experience persistent vacancies (despite increasing hiring efforts), with little to no reduction in the number of vacancies from year to year. As Canada’s economy moves further away from the depressive effects of the COVID pandemic, this indicates a positive hiring climate in these industries, especially for newcomers, who collectively contribute to nearly 100% of labour force growth.

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An Overview of Immigration Pathways

In order to succeed in this country, newcomers should take into consideration important policy changes, when determining how to reach their destination in Canada, not just for financial reasons, but also as a means of staying permanently in the country.

A PNP, for example, allows provinces to invite newcomers directly to settle as permanent residents based on their education, relationship with the province, and experience. In 2023, PNPs will become Canada’s largest PR pathway—but Express Entry will also undergo significant changes.

After the ascension of Bill C-19 in June of 2022, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is now able to create specific immigration categories in the federal Express Entry pool (based on characteristics such as occupation, language proficiency, education, etc.) and issue invitations to apply for permanent residence. The policy will be implemented in spring 2023 by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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In these targeted Express Entry draws, occupations such as those listed above (and those in sectors with persistent job vacancies) stand a strong chance of being selected as they represent in-demand occupations that Canada is currently unable to fill with newcomers.

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