Since the Canadian government decided to accept more immigrants from 2023 to 2025, many foreigners choose to come to Canada to start a new life. Therefore, how to choose a job will be their primary consideration when immigrating to Canada.
This article will list 15 high-demand jobs in Canada in 2023, so that everyone who intends to immigrate to Canada can better understand the job opportunities and job market in Canada before arriving.
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The 15 Most In-demand Jobs in Canada
Whether you are already in Canada or a foreigner immigrating to Canada, you can refer to the most in-demand jobs in Canada below to help you start your career.
- Customer Service Representatives
- Food and beverage servers
- Sales Representatives
- Administrative Assistants
- Electrical Technicians
- Marketing Specialist
- Project Manager
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Veterinarians (Vets)
- Web Developer
- Software Engineer
Let’s take a closer look at job descriptions, average salaries, and National Occupational Classifications for these occupations.
Customer Service Representatives
Customer Service Representative, is one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada, works closely with customers to assist and provide them with the best possible service experience.
A customer service representative in Canada is someone who works both online and in the back office, such as handling customer inquiries through communication channels such as telephone, email, web chat, and instant messaging software.
New immigrants can pay attention to language requirements when applying for customer service representative positions, as many employers prefer bilingual speakers.
Average Salary: CAD38,848
NOC2021: 64409 – Other customer and information services representatives
Food and Beverage Servers
Food and beverage servers typically work in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and similar establishments.
In addition to waiters, there are more job opportunities in this industry, such as executive chef, cook, kitchen helper, etc., which are all in demand.
Although the basic salary of the waiter is not very high, coupled with the tipping culture in Canada, customers are usually very generous in tipping, so the overall salary is still impressive for them.
Create Career College offers a 2-year Hospitality Diploma program, with a paid practicum (Co-op) in the second year to familiarize students with the practical application in the local hospitality industry. The knowledge students gain from this diploma program will prepare them for further job opportunities such as positions in restaurants or coffee shops, receptionists or room service assistants in hotels, cashiers in supermarkets or retail outlets, etc.
Average Salary: CAD30,518
NOC2021: 65200 – Food and beverage servers
Sales Representatives are critical in both B2C (direct-to-consumer) sales or B2B (business-to-business) sales. Their responsibilities are not limited to building relationships with customers, promoting products or services, negotiating sales prices, contacting customers throughout the sales process, and answering any questions customers may have about their products.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, alleviating the anxieties that customers may have when dealing with a business and building brand loyalty are important to the long-term success of a business, and a professional sales representative can bring such advantages to their employers.
Average Salary: CAD48,434
NOC2021: 64101 – Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical)
Administrative assistants perform administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, and scanning. Complete business requirements by scheduling and assigning administrative projects and expediting work products.
The 2-year Business Administration Diploma at Create Career College provides students with a one-year paid practicum opportunity. The Co-op Specialists of our college will also assist students in finding jobs. By providing professional advice and formulating unique career plans, students can find jobs in related industries such as office administration, human resources, and secretarial as soon as possible.
Average Salary: CAD47,565
NOC2021: 13110 – Administrative assistants; 14101 – Receptionists
Electrical technicians typically construct and fabricate parts using hand tools and specifications. Read and interpret electrical and electronic circuit blueprints, diagrams, and schematics. Advise management on the continued use of inappropriate equipment, utensils and utensils.
Average Salary: CAD50,603
NOC2021: 22301 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians; 22302 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians; 22310 – Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
Marketing specialists are responsible for tasks such as brainstorming ideas for marketing campaigns, creating brand messages to improve brand awareness, researching and analyzing data, and developing sales presentations. Areas of research include marketing trends, competition, new products, and pricing.
Based on the continuous development of technology and e-commerce, the demand for marketing specialists in the future job market will be even greater.
Create Career College offers a 2-year Digital Marketing Diploma program. The paid practicum in the second year of the program provides students with the opportunity to work in related local industries and CCC college will also arrange a Co-op Specialist to assist students in applying for jobs.
Average Salary: CAD55,000
NOC2021: 10022 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
A project manager is responsible for the overall project and handles all related matters such as project scope, managing the project team, and resources assigned to the project. This role will be able to lead the work of the team to achieve all project objectives within the given constraints.
Average Salary: CAD85,796
NOC2021: No specific NOC, can refer to 62023 – Customer and information services supervisors
Accountants have the financial expertise to keep financial records for businesses and manage their budgets, income and expenses. They are also able to work in different professional fields, including auditing and taxation. Positions include Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Clerk, Financial Auditor and, most popularly, Chartered Professional Accountant. Accountants are one of the most in-demand jobs during tax season.
If students would like to get certified for any of the in-demand positions above, join Create Career College’s 2-year Accounting Diploma program. A second-year Co-op program provides students with intensive work experience in accounting and a solid understanding of the Canadian tax system.
Average Salary: CAD69,100
NOC2021: 11100 – Financial auditors and accountants
In Canada, there are many in-demand job opportunities for Blue-collar workers. If you already have domestic technical licenses such as welders and plumbers, it is recommended to consider this type of maintenance technician job in Canada. As long as you can prove your previous relevant work experience in your own country, you can directly apply for the “Inter-Provincial Exam” (IP exam), and after passing the exam, you can become a maintenance technician in Canada.
Average Salary: CAD63,386
NOC2021: 72106- Welders and related machine operators
Registered Nurse (RN)
A registered nurse (RN) is an individual who has completed all necessary education and licensure requirements as set forth by each state board of nursing. Nursing is one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada due to a labor shortage. While the pandemic has created urgent needs, Registered Nurses (RNs) play a vital role in Canada’s healthcare system.
Average Salary: CAD87,603
NOC2021: 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
Veterinarians (vets), one of the highest paying jobs in Canada, are medical professionals who practice veterinary medicine. They manage a variety of health conditions and injuries in nonhuman animals. At the same time, veterinarians also play a role in animal reproduction, health management, protection, husbandry and breeding, and preventive medicine such as nutrition, vaccination and parasite control, as well as biosecurity and zoonotic disease monitoring and prevention.
Average Salary: CAD95,804
NOC2021: 31103 – Veterinarians
A web developer is a programmer who develops World Wide Web applications using a client–server model. They are responsible for the overall appearance of the website. Web developers also deal with the technical aspects of a website, including its performance (site speed) and capacity (the maximum amount of traffic a website can handle at a given time). While there are many remote jobs in Canada, web developer is one of them.
Create Career College’s 2-year Diploma in Web Design and Development offers students the opportunity to enhance their ability to build the functional, interactive and visible structure of websites.
Average Salary: CAD90,737
NOC2021: 21234 – Web developers and programmers
There are many categories of drivers, from delivery drivers to truck drivers, forklift drivers, and long-haul drivers. If you are licensed to drive a commercial vehicle, you also stand a good chance of finding a driver job in Canada. Driver positions are in high demand in the Canadian labor market due to the increasing need for businesses to ship and deliver products.
You can also read our “Tips on How to Apply for a Driver’s License in B.C.” blog to learn more about getting a driver’s license in B.C.
Average Salary: CAD46,800
NOC2021: 73300 – Transport truck drivers
A software engineer is someone who applies software engineering principles to design, develop, maintain, test and evaluate computer software. To become a software engineer, you must learn the programming and design of computer software, mobile and web applications. Since the coding language is the same across all countries, software engineers can easily understand market trends even if they are new to Canada.
Average Salary: CAD90,737
NOC2021: 21231 – Software engineers and designers; 21232 – Software developers and programmers
Merchandisers are responsible for everything that happens to a product from the moment it is delivered to the store to the moment a shopper picks it up off the shelf. They monitor product appearance and supply in various stores throughout their designated geographic area.
Average Salary: CAD48,610
NOC2021: 64100 – Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
Jobs in Canada for Foreigners: Conclusion
Before making the decision to immigrate to Canada, it is inevitable for everyone to consider career path planning. But as above-mentioned, there are many in-demand jobs in Canada, and you will also get the chance to continue working in a job position similar to your previous job in Hong Kong.
Of course, if you want to find a safer way to immigrate to Canada, you can enroll in a 2-year diploma program at Create Career College. You will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned through the paid internship (Co-op) in the second academic year. Working in the workplace and accumulating local work experience will help you find a full-time job more easily in the future.