One of the ways to move to Canada is to immigrate through the Express Entry Canada program. This is a program of economic immigration through which the Government of Canada attracts talented specialists from abroad. So Canada is struggling with labor shortages and developing a national economy. It is important to potential immigrants to understand whether there is a demand for their knowledge and skills in Canada.

In this article, based on requests from Canadian employers, we have selected top jobs that will be in demand in Canada in 2020.

“Most in-demand skilled jobs in Canada in 2020”

  • Sales Representative

A worthy sales representative is a guarantee of efficient sales. That is why this job is the most popular in Canada in 2020. On the Canadian job search website, Job Bank, there are more than 8 500 jobs published for sales representatives in both B2C and B2B spheres. Employers are ready to pay specialists in this industry a base salary of $64 000, plus bonuses.

  • Salary: From $52 000 to $64 000
  • 8632 Jobs on Job Bank
NOC CodeJob DescriptionNOC Category
6211Retails Sales SupervisorsB
6221Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale TradeB
6222Retail & Wholesale BuyersB
6231Insurance Agents & BrokersB
6232Real Estate Agents & SalespersonsB
6235Financial Sales RepresentativesB
  • Accountant

The larger the company, the more competent the accountant the company needs, that is why this job is the second most demanded in Canada in 2020. The main task of the accountant is to ensure timely payment of taxes by customers.

In addition, the accountant helps businesses and individuals manage their accounts. Demand remains traditionally high for certified accountants who have received the title of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

  • Salary: From $63 000 to $75 000
  • 720 Jobs on Job Bank
NOC CodeJob DescriptionNOC Category
1122Specialists in Business Management ConsultingA
2171Information Systems Analysts & ConsultantsA
4162Economists & Economic Policy Researchers & AnalystsA
4163Business Development Officers & Marketing Researchers & ConsultantsA
  • Engineering Project Manager

If a construction project is developing well, then be sure that an experienced engineering project manager is involved in it. In Canada, this job is in great demand because of the hype in the housing market and the abundance of government construction projects.

  • Salary: From $74 000 to $92 000
  • 347 Jobs on Job Bank
NOC CodeJob DescriptionNOC Category
0213Computer & Information Systems Managers0
  • Business Analyst

The business analyst is constantly looking for ways to make business management easier and more efficient. To do this, he/she needs innovative thinking and the ability to manage financial resources.

Large companies may need the services of several business analysts to cover all areas of their activities.

  • Salary: From $73 000 to $87 000
  • 1080 Jobs on Job Bank
NOC CodeJob DescriptionNOC Category
0125Other Business Services Managers0
0601Corporate Sales Managers0
  • IT-Project Manager

IT-project managers always keep the company’s management informed of innovations. At the same time, they are responsible for the execution of specific projects, the work of employees and finances. A company where a good IT-project manager works always keeps up with the times and gets better thanks to the introduction of innovations into its activities.

  • Salary: From $92 000 to $114 000
  • 1989 Jobs on Job Bank
NOC CodeJob DescriptionNOC Category
2173Software Engineers & DesignersA
  • Customer Service Manager

The customer service manager is responsible for supporting existing customers and finding new ones. They provide the company with loyal customers, and this is one of the fundamental conditions for business success, regardless of which direction it operates: B2C or B2B.

  • Salary: From $75 000 to $92 000
  • 186 Jobs on Job Bank
NOC CodeJob DescriptionNOC Category
1223Human Resources & Recruitment OfficersB
  • Software Engineer

Only progressive companies that generate and implement innovations can succeed in a modern competitive environment. All this becomes possible when an experienced software engineer takes over. That is why Canadian companies are trying to attract the best industry professionals.

  • Salary: From $83 000 to $99 000
  • 4067 Jobs on Job Bank
NoTitleAverage Salary (Yearly)Job Postings Per 1 Million (May-July 2019)
1App Developer$66, 0581, 117
2Electrician$62, 3391290
3Web Developer$61, 8221, 253
4Maintenance Manager$83, 184367
5Pilot$75, 396116
6Sales Executive$63, 017623
7Construction Inspector$64, 675100
8Owner Operator Driver

$1, 44, 9691, 100
9Car Sales Executive$78, 994627
10Real Estate Agent$1, 07, 843435
  • Recruitment Officers

The Canadian economy is booming, therefore, existing companies are expanding, and new ones are emerging. It’s very important for employers to find employees who will lead the business to prosperity. That’s why Canadian companies use the services of professional recruitment officers.

  • Salary: From $59 000 to $71 000
  • 89 jobs on Job Bank
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“Other Popular Jobs in Canada 2020”

  • Medical Caregiver

In Canada, there is a phenomenon of the aging of the nation, and the country needs more medical professionals to care for the elderly. It is expected that by 2024, Canada will miss about 2024 medical caregivers.

  • Jobs available: 139 700
  • Provinces with the highest demand: All, except Nunavut
  • Average rate per hour: C$36
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
  • Truck driver

The territory of Canada is huge, so delivering products throughout the country is very difficult. Without truck drivers, Canada’s economy would decline, and many Canadians would be left without food and clothing. Now, less and less young people choose this profession. In the coming years, Canada will be needed 27 000 truck drivers.

  • Jobs available: 135 900
  • Provinces with the highest demand: British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon
  • Average rate per hour: C$21
  • Requirements: Driving license for the relevant category, professional training
  • Teacher

Canada needs about 6 000 more teachers. Teachers are needed in general education and specialized schools, as well as in vocational schools. Depending on the program you will teach, an educational institution may require you to have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree.

  • Jobs available: 57 100
  • Provinceswiththehighestdemand: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon
  • Average rate per hour: C$35
  • Requirements: From the reference to the Master’s degree
  • Business management consultant

Canada is a country with a developed economy and excellent business conditions. More and more entrepreneurs are starting up their businesses or expanding existing companies. The task of the business management consultant is to help the company adapt to changes in the business environment. Having a higher education will be an advantage, but your skills and experience are important to employers first of all.

  • Jobs available: 49 300
  • Provinceswiththehighestdemand: British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon
  • Average rate per hour: C$34,62
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business reputation and experience in this field
  • Welder

Construction is developing in Canada, so the country needs welders. If you have the skills in FCAW and SMAW and you know how to keep the deadlines, then finding a job in Canada for you is very easy.

  • Jobs available: 30 800
  • Provinceswiththehighestdemand: Nova Scotia
  • Average rate per hour: C$24,02
  • Requirements: Certificate of completion of the relevant preparatory program
  • Software Engineer and Designer

The Canadian economy is developing largely due to innovations in the field of information technology, so the country is interested in attracting software engineers and designers. Technology is moving forward, so the representatives of this profession are guaranteed a stable job in Canada.

  • Jobs available: 18 600
  • Provinceswiththehighestdemand: British Columbia, Manitoba
  • Average rate per hour: C$43,27
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
  • Electrician

Canada is sorely missing electricians because experienced professionals retire, and young people rarely choose this profession. Now especially there is a high demand for electricians working in the field of assembly.

  • Jobs available: 12 500
  • Provinceswiththehighestdemand: Nova Scotia
  • Average rate per hour: C$33,50
  • Requirements: Certificate of completion of the relevant preparatory program
  • Pipefitter

Active construction work is underway across Canada, so the country needs pipefitters. Their responsibilities include installation, assembly, and maintenance of pipeline systems. The representatives of this profession will simply find work in any part of Canada where construction is developing.

  • Jobs available: 9 800
  • Provinces with the highest demand: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland, and Labrador
  • Average rate per hour: C$35
  • Requirements: Certificate of completion of the relevant preparatory program
  • Veterinarian

Canadians are very concerned about the health of their pets, so they often turn to veterinarians. If you love working with animals and want to devote yourself to veterinary medicine, then you easily realize yourself in Canada.

  • Jobs available: 5 700
  • Provinces with the highest demand: Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • Average rate per hour: C$17,15
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
  • Pharmacist

As in the case of nurses, Canada needs pharmacists especially to serve the elderly. In some regions of the country, pharmacists may also recommend certain medications, and not just sell them.

  • Jobs available: 11 300
  • Provinces with the highest demand: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Ontario
  • Average rate per hour: C$46,87
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree

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