Top 15 jobs in Canada
In a survey conducted Randstad define the top 15 most wanted jobs in Canada in this year of 2018.
The roles that are taking off in Canada in 2018 cover a diverse range of industries. From manual worker jobs like general laborer, assembler and forklift operator, which are essential to keeping Canada’s strong manufacturing sector running smoothly, to high-tech roles like software engineer, to various professional roles like accountant, project manager, and administrative assistant, there’s a job for everyone.
The top 15 jobs which are available and in demand are as follows:-
- General labourer
From cleaning tasks, to loading and unloading materials, to general handy work, being a general labourer requires you to be a jack-of-all-trades. In 2018, general labours are the most needed role in Canada.
Who doesn’t hate doing their taxes? Thankfully we have accountants to take care of that! Though filing taxes may be part of an accountant’s duties, they also handle all kinds of other accounting and record keeping tasks, helping businesses and people manage their finances. In this field a CPA designation is the gold standard and will all but guarantee you steady employment in 2018.
3. Engineering Project Manager
Engineering projects managers make sure that construction projects are completed without a hitch. From overseeing the construction of a high-rise condo in Toronto, to building a bridge in Halifax, to digging a reservoir in Calgary, engineering project managers are on the job. With the federal government’s push to fund infrastructure and a booming housing market, engineering project managers will continue to be in demand in 2018.
4. Business Analyst
Business analysts play a vital role in helping businesses run efficiently. Depending on the scope of their role, business analysts may be involved in strategic planning, analysis, and optimization of internal business systems, processes and software. Business analysts need both tech skills and financial know how, so you’ll find jobs that lean a little more on one or the other.
5. IT Project Manager
IT project managers typically have a background in development or IT, which enables them to guide a team of developers, analysts and other tech professionals in completing complex tech projects. Tech professionals often transition in project management to advance their careers. To be an IT project manager, you must be highly tech-savvy and able to efficiently manage time, budgets and people.
6. Account Manager
Account managers are the primary point of contact in business to business relationships. As B2B sales are a crucial part for many businesses, it’s no surprise that account managers are in demand in 2018. Account managers are tasked with keeping existing clients happy, and finding opportunities with potential clients. A skilled account manager has the ability to significantly impact a business’ bottom line.
7. Software engineer
Software engineers are the brains behind the software that runs on devices we use daily. From desktop software, to web applications, to Smartphone apps, software engineers handle them all. So it should come as no surprise that filling software engineer jobs is a top priority for employers in a variety of sectors. It’s no longer just tech companies that are building software. Every industry from banking, to e-commerce, to government, and everything in between, requires software to work. In 2018, software engineering is a candidate-driven field, so skilled candidates have their pick of jobs.
The past year was a strong one for the Canadian economy, which means businesses are expanding and adding new employees to their ranks left and right. Recruiters or HR’s ensure companies are able to find and hire talented employees with the skills and experience they need to grow. Though recruiters are needed in all industries, in 2018, recruiters are especially in demand in candidate-driven fields like technology and engineering.
Assemblers are an essential part of the manufacturing industry. Though we’ve been hearing for years that assembling jobs will eventually become fully automated, it hasn’t come to pass yet. In fact, the number of assembling jobs is on the rise in 2018. Canada’s manufacturing sector had a strong year, and the creation of new assembler jobs followed. In 2018, tech-savvy assemblers who are capable of operating a variety of heavy machinery are especially in demand.
Receptionists are the first face that greets customers or clients at a place of business. They’re responsible for making a positive first impression, which can decide feelings about a company for years to come. Though customer service is clearly an important element of being a great receptionist, basic tech-skills are in high demand in this field. Knowledge of telephone systems and computer programs that log customer information are also a key part of any modern receptionist job, and will make you an attractive candidate in 2018.
- Customer Service Representative
Customer Service Representatives are people who are constantly in contact with a customer, to make it easier for them to make a purchase. In 2018 customer service rep. With the knowledge of CRM software have a huge advantage as they are much higher in demand in the demand.
E-commerce growth has led to a rise in warehouse and fulfilment centres in Canada these operation need certified forklift operator to move, stack and inventory merchandise. The employers will often sponsor your forklift training in return for a commitment to their organisation.
- Administrative Assistant
People with skills to handle a variety of task ranging from basic clerical tasks like filing and scheduling, to more specialized task like accounting and book-keeping functions. Tech savvy candidates with understanding for accounting are high in demand.
Machinist who are high-tech savvy and skilled with their hands. They make sure the expensive machinery used in factories and manufacturing are used properly and runs smoothly. In 2018 CNC machinists who are skilled with programming computer numerical controls are in high demand.
- Sales Representative
Selling products off shelves into the hands of customer is a talent in sales person. An ability to sell products and services to businesses is a key skill that will attract your aliveness to employers of this sector.