The labor market in Canada has been upright to welcome economic immigrants. There is a surge in demand for skilled workers with a current high job vacancy rate in Canada. Analyzing the current situation is a recent report from LinkedIn that outlines the top emerging jobs in Canada for the year 2023.
LinkedIn’s report on the “20 Canadian roles that are growing in demand” analyzed the titles of millions of jobs started by LinkedIn members between January 1st, 2018, and July 31st, 2022, and now reveals the most in-demand job roles currently in Canada:
- Growth Marketing Manager
- Product Operations Manager
- Technical Program Manager
- Sustainability Manager
- Head of Growth
- User Experience Writer
- Information Technology Associate
- Site Reliability Engineer
- Customer Success Associate
- Valuation Analyst
- Sales Development Representative
- Security Engineer
- Data Engineer
- E-commerce Coordinator
- Technical Product Manager
- Cyber Security Specialist
- Crew Scheduler
- Medical Writer
- Media Planner
All these job roles are in demand in industries like Technology and Media, Retail, and Professional Services. There is a major demand for these occupations across major cities of Canada – Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Some roles including Head of Growth, Security Engineer, and Medical Writer even have remote job availability of over 50%.
Cities like Calgary and Kitchener are soon catching up and experiencing impressive growth within their tech sectors. Cities like Ottawa and Waterloo are also among the next tech markets to watch, with the University of Waterloo boasting one of the world’s leading computer science programs.
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Current Job Vacancies Across Industries in Canada
Eventhough, November’s job vacancy report noted a decrease in the overall number of vacancies in all industries across Canada, vacancies remained at historic highs, totaling 850,300 open positions at the end of 2022.
Job roles in industries like the healthcare and social assistance, professional scientific and technical services, and construction sectors continue to experience persistent vacancies with little to no reduction on a year-over-year basis. Learn more about targeted efforts to improve healthcare job vacancies across provinces:
- Nova Scotia Announces Special Program To Welcome Internationally-Trained Doctors
- Newfoundland & Labrador Recruits Physicians & Nurses From Ireland
- Presence of Family Relatives In Alberta Can Fetch You Invitations Under Alberta Express Entry
- New Brunswick Announces Immigration Pilot To Address Shortage Of Critical Workers
- “Study and Succeed In New Brunswick” Launched To Increase International Student Retention
- How Is Labor Shortage In Northwest Territories Encouraging Immigration Of Nurses To Canada?
- British Columbia Faces Historic Skilled Labor Demand For Nurses
Furthermore, Statistics Canada in its December 2022 Labour Force Survey recorded encouraging trends that could facilitate more opportunities for skilled immigration to Canada.
- Growth in the average hourly wages of employees – which has remained above 5% for seven consecutive months and is up 5.1% year-over-year (YOY).
- Canada’s employment boom of over 100,000 vacant positions is led by private-sector employment in Construction, Transportation, Warehousing, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services,
- Employment increased across six different provinces: Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, and Labrador, and Saskatchewan
This indicates a productive hiring climate in Canada – especially for newcomers, who collectively contribute to nearly 100% of labor force growth.
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