10 Best Provinces For Project Manager Jobs In Canada

So, if you have vast experience in project management and you have the necessary skills and experience needed to add value to the Canadian labour market, then now might be a good time to start your job search in Canada.

The first thing you would want is to find the right National Occupational Classification (NOC) for your occupation, target the right province or territories in Canada and ensure you are able to meet the job requirements before you officially decide to live and work in Canada.

According to Talent.com, project managers make an average of $82,556 per year or $42.34 per hour, while project managers at entry-level positions will have a starting salary of $63,043 per year. More experienced skilled workers, however, can make up to $124,839 per year.

In this article, we will highlight ten prominent project management jobs that enable you to find the perfect career for yourself up North. In a bit, we will break down the ideal immigration pathways so you can land your dream job in Canada.

Not a project manager but still interested in securing your ideal job in Canada? Compiled with precision, check out our top NOC C jobs in Canada and how to apply here.

For now, let’s start with the provinces that are currently offering ten active vacancies for project management jobs in Canada.

The data below is derived from Canada Job Bank - we will be listing the various occupations for project managers in different provinces:

1. Project Manager, Construction (NOC 0711)

  • Province: Oakville, Ontario
  • Educational Level: No degree, certificate or diploma
  • Wage per hour: $40.00 for 30 hours per week
  • Job Bank #2144782
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years, ranging from fair to good throughout provinces in Canada.

2. Computer Projects Manager (NOC 0213)

  • Province: Brossard, Quebec
  • Educational Level: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Wage per hour: $65,000 to $75,000 annually for 40 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2148454
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years, ranging from fair to good throughout provinces in Canada, except for Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Nunavut.

3. Project Manager - Non-Technical (NOC 1221)

  • Province: Bedford, Nova Scotia
  • Educational Level: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • Wage per hour: $25.00 hourly for 70 hours bi-weekly
  • Job Bank: #2142615
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years, ranging from fair to good throughout provinces in Canada, except for the Northwest Territories being limited in this occupation.

4. Engineering Service Project Manager (NOC 0211)

  • Province: Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Educational Level: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Wage per hour: $109,000 to $163,000 annually for 37.5 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2141433
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years; however, these opportunities are not guaranteed throughout Canada - Quebec currently has 25 job openings while Canada holds an overall 49 job openings.

5. Construction Project Manager (NOC 0711)

  • Province: Acheson, Alberta
  • Educational Level: Other trades certificate or diploma or equivalent experience
  • Wage per hour: $60,000 to $80,000 annually for 40 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2137293
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years, ranging from fair to good throughout provinces in Canada.

6. Construction Senior Project Manager (NOC 0711)

  • Province: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Educational Level: College, CEGEP (French term for Collège d'enseignement Général et Professionnel) or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of one year to two years
  • Wage per hour: $82,500 to $103,000 annually for 40 to 50 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2135429
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years, ranging from fair to good throughout provinces in Canada, except for Nunavut (undetermined).

7. Project Manager, Construction (NOC 0711)

  • Province: Arnprior, Ontario
  • Educational Level: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • Wage per hour: $60,000 to $70,000 annually for 40 to 60 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2138587
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years, ranging from fair to good throughout provinces in Canada.

8. Engineering Service Project Manager (NOC 0211)

  • Province: Aurora, Ontario
  • Educational Level: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Wage per hour: $55.30 hourly for 40 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2135409
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years; however, these opportunities are not guaranteed throughout Canada.

9. Project Manager - Non-Technical (NOC 1221)

  • Province: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Educational Level: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Wage per hour: $66,557.72 to $75,884.38 annually for 35 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2136984
  • Availability: Opportunities are available over the next three years, ranging from fair to good throughout provinces in Canada, except for this occupation being limited in the Northwest Territories.

10. Information Technology (IT) Project Manager (NOC 0213)

  • Province: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Educational Level: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Wage per hour: $46.00 to $47.00 hourly for 32 hours per week
  • Job Bank: #2149278
  • Availability: Opportunities are available in Hamilton (11 positions available) and Ontario (48 positions available). Opportunities over the next few years are unknown.

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Note that there is an abundance of available project manager jobs in Canada, but we’ve taken time out to list the most popular, recent ten jobs in Canada. Based on Canada Job Bank, project manager jobs in Canada have been extremely prominent in provinces such as Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

If you need some assistance and advice on how to progress with your job search in the Great White North, feel free to get in touch with one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) for guidance. While our RCICs cannot guarantee you a job in Canada, they can provide you with the necessary information on how to maximize your chances of securing a job offer in Canada.

Which Immigration Pathways Are Available?

The Express Entry System

Express Entry is an online points-driven system aimed at yielding quick immigration results, making it the most popular immigration pathway. The Express Entry system comprises three immigration programs:

  1. Canadian Experience Class
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program
  3. Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Understanding the Canadian Comprehensive Ranking System

You must create an Express Entry profile and receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) before you can apply directly to one of the Express Entry streams. You can score 600 points and earn yourself an additional 600 points if you manage to score high on other factors favoured by the Canadian government.

For instance, if your spouse or partner is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, or if they will not be joining you abroad, or if you’re going abroad as a single person, you can earn additional points up to 600. You can find out more about how you can increase your CRS score here.

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What is The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)?

The PNP is a program that is province-driven, and it is used by Canadian employees to filter global talent from abroad - the idea is for foreign nationals to fill the scarcity of skills within a province. Additionally, skilled workers may have to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the Canadian employee. A positive LMIA would show that your employee is authorized to hire a skilled foreign worker.

Furthermore, you can find out more about Canada’s LMIA-Exempt work permits here for your convenience.

How to Apply for PNP through Express Entry

You can apply for PNP through the Express Entry system in the following ways:

  • Create an Express Entry profile showcasing the province or territory you want a nomination from. The province or territory will inform you to apply through their stream.
  • Alternatively, you can contact the province or territory directly and apply for a nomination under the Express Entry stream. After you’ve received a nomination, you can create an Express Entry profile that shows you have received a nomination.

Top Tip: We urge applicants to maintain transparency and honesty in the information they provide. Always provide the necessary supporting documents that will validate the information on your application. Should the immigration officer suspect you have been dishonest, your application will be rejected immediately.

Furthermore, if you are thinking of immigrating to Canada with your family, you will find the Canada Family Sponsorship program helpful here.

The Application Process

All immigration programs will require you to follow these steps if you are applying for permanent residence in Canada:

  • Step 1: Check if you meet the program criteria (and the job requirements) - you can do this with our eligibility assessment.
  • Step 2: Check your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score - under the Express Entry system or other points-driven programs
  • Step 3: Gather your documents beforehand and have them ready
  • Step 4: Create your online Express Entry profile
  • Step 5: Apply to the most suitable program, pay the application fees and submit your application

After you have submitted your application, the waiting game begins. Find out more about the IRCC processing times and what to expect after you’ve submitted your application here.

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Land One of your Dream Project Manager Jobs in Canada Today…

If you have enjoyed this type of content, then feel free to head over to Canadianvisa.org for more professional advice and guidance on how to live and work in Canada while making the most of your journey. We have provided you with the current active jobs in some of Canada’s best provinces, suitable immigration programs, the steps to the application process - as well as some additional resources that will be helpful for your job search.

Still feeling uncertain? Don’t despair. Get in touch with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to advise and guide you through the process today.

FAQS

1. Which province in Canada is best for project management?

While the demand within every province may fluctuate, the current provinces that are best for project management jobs are Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario.

2. What NOC code is the project manager job?

There are different project manager positions as the industry is broad and the branches may vary. However, you can find out more about your NOC here.

3. Can I get PR with NOC C?

Yes, absolutely. You can gain permanent residence (PR) through the Provincial Nominee Program which are for NOC C and D skill levels. We advise you to do the necessary research on the province that is in need of your skills set and get in touch with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to advise you throughout the process.