5 Golden Opportunities for Immigrants in Canada in 2020

Canada is truly the land of opportunity. For more than 300,000 immigrants who are accepted into our country each and every year, the dream of a better life becomes a possibility.  

You’ve heard of all the amazing benefits that come with living and working in Canada such as universal healthcare and education, a socially progressive government, a reputation for kindness, high quality of life, and a beautiful natural environment. But in what ways can Canada enhance your personal and professional growth? What golden opportunities are available for immigrants in 2020 and beyond? Find out below!         

1. Canada Added 290, 000 New Jobs in May 2020

Toronto CN Tower

Canada has the 10th largest economy in the world. Statistics Canada reported that Canada added an incredible 290, 000 new jobs in May 2020. The surge of jobs in only one month is the highest increase Canada has seen in 45 years. Economists believe that if this trend continues it will narrow the gap between jobs lost and gained due to COVID-19. The vast majority of the new jobs can be found in Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta. This is good news for foreign nationals who are applying to immigrate to Canada in 2020 through one of the 70+ immigration and visa programs available.  

New Jobs in Canada’s Provinces
ProvinceNew Jobs
Quebec230, 000
British Columbia43, 300
Alberta28, 200
New Brunswick16, 800
Manitoba13, 100
Newfoundland and Labrador10, 000
Nova Scotia8, 600
Prince Edward Island2, 600

Jobs for Skilled and Unskilled Workers

Canada has a high demand for workers in both skilled (professional and degree-certified) and unskilled (entry-level and on-the-job experience) professions in various industries. The reason for the high demand for workers is due to a few factors such as an aging population, lack of interest from young Canadians to pursue certain intermediate skilled jobs such as trucking, farming, and laborious trades as well as the increased popularity of urban centers (Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal), leaving the larger remote regions across Canada underpopulated and with a lack of much-needed skills. 

This gives foreign nationals pursuing better quality lives and opportunities abroad a great advantage in Canada. You can easily land your dream job in Canada if you have the experience, skills, and determination. Even better, your new job will come with a generous salary of approximately $52,600 annually, which is the Canadian average. If your family joins you in Canada they'll get to benefit from more amazing perks such as free, quality healthcare, and education for all permanent residents and citizens by a caring and progressive government. 

Here are the top 20 in-demand occupations for skilled and unskilled workers in 2020.

Top 20 Occupations In-Demand in Canada for 2020
OccupationAverage Annual Salary(CAD)
Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse$76,342 - $129,781
Long Haul Truck Driver$44,850 - $75,770
Welder$40,938 - $69,595
Industrial Electrician$49,334 - $81,491
Aerospace engineer$89,700 - $152,490
Software Engineer$92,450 - $157,165
College or Vocational Instructor$47,736 - $75,408
Occupational Therapy Assistant$58,851 - $100,047
Aircraft Pilot$66110 - $112,387
Early Childhood Educator$33,150 - $45,884
Cook or Cook$25,350 - $59,670
Farm Worker$22,620 - $35,687
Pipefitter$63,239 - $87,828
Pharmacist$76,342 - $129,781
Construction Estimator$57,504 - $97,757
Business Management Consultant$75,692 -$128,676

2. Promising Careers For Foreigners in STEM Industries

Woman engineer in construction outfit

According to the Canadian Government, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills are vital to their knowledge economy. For this reason, thousands of software engineers, information systems analysts, computer programmers, financial auditors, accountants as well as advertising, marketing, and public relations professionals are accepted for immigration to Canada annually.

They easily land amazing jobs at leading Information Communication and Technology (ICT) companies across Canada especially in Vancouver and Toronto which are gaining reputations as Canada’s very own Silicon Valleys. Working in Canada’s thriving ICT sector can set you up for a comfortable life with an average salary of up to $80, 000 - $100, 000. Not to mention the prospects of working for notable tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Shopify.

LEARN MORE: British Columbia Tech Immigration Pilot

Women in STEM

STEM career paths are predominantly sought after by men. However, the Canadian government aims to increase the representation of women in these important and innovative fields. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and other similar programs promote careers for women in STEM industries by advertising their work, offering scholarships, fellowships, and awards up to $1000 for women with outstanding academic qualifications. 

What’s more, Canada readily welcomes STEM degree holders and foreign workers with experience in STEM fields to immigrate to Canada. In fact, half of the Canadian population with STEM skills are immigrants. So, if you’re a woman looking for opportunities abroad, Canada may be the perfect place for you to pursue a degree in STEM or climb the career ladder of success!

3. Profitable Business Opportunities for Immigrants  

Fabric store assistant

Do you have the skills to start, manage, or buy a business in Canada? Canada is rated as one of the best countries for start-up businesses. Research and Development start-ups get significant tax relief and their investors can claim up to 50% of their investment back from the government. The first step would be to find venture capital or angel investor group in Canada to invest in your business plan, and you’re on your way.

If that’s not good enough news, established business owners who want to do things their way will be interested in the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). Each of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories has its own entrepreneur and investor visa categories to accommodate every type of business venture.

Farmers, restaurateurs, business consultants, and sustainable business owners all over the world are relocating to Canada. This is due to the stable government, fair tax measures, government incentives, low cost of living, and a very favorable exchange rate. 

LEARN MORE: Top 5 Business Opportunities for Immigrants

Canada doesn’t just want your money, they want you. Your business knowledge and skills will go a lot further in helping communities flourish along with the rest of the country.

4. Fantastic Careers for Students in Canada

Indian man graduating

642, 000 international students enrolled in universities and colleges across Canada in 2020, making it the third most popular country for students in the world! Not only do international students graduate with world-recognized qualifications from some of the leading Canadian universities and colleges in the world but they also get the opportunity to stay and work in Canada after graduation with Post-Graduate Work Permits (PGWP). 

These graduate specific work permits are special for a few reasons. Unlike regular Canadian work permits issued to foreign workers, PGWPs does not limit you to one specific employer or location and on top of it all, you don’t need a job offer to apply for a PGWP. Graduates are free to work for any company, employer, and in any province and city in Canada to get a promising start in their careers. What’s more, if students complete internships and receive full-time job offers they can apply for permanent residency in Canada.  

5. Live, Work and Prosper in Canada's Maritime Regions

Ocean view from Nova Scotia

Don’t get too caught up in the shiny lights of big city life. There is a lot more to Canada than Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Canada’s underrepresented maritime provinces are welcoming newcomers through a special immigration category called the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. The aim of the Pilot is to increase economic activities in these regions and expand the infrastructure to make way for an influx of new businesses and companies.

This could be your ideal opportunity to be part of a growing, and flourishing community in Canada.

With the help of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, you can secure a great job from one of the designated employers in either Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador and afterward apply for permanent residency to live and work in seaside Canada. Currently, these regions are characterized by smaller cities, tight-knit communities, big primary industries, and friendly and welcoming residents.

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Applying for a visa to immigrate to Canada can be time-consuming and confusing. With strict deadlines, procedures, and requirements to adhere to, it can be easy to make a mistake that could cost you your chance to immigrate to Canada. But with the guidance and assistance of one of our knowledgeable Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC’s), the process will be stress-free.

When you choose to use our expert and government trusted services, you will receive:

  • An in-depth eligibility assessment
  • Guidance on which of 70+ immigration programs and visas to choose from;
  • An immigration plan tailored to your individual needs;
  • A review and submission of all application forms and documentation; as well as
  • Support through every step of the application process.

All you have to do is fill out our application form to receive your eligibility assessment and let us take care of the rest. It’s just that simple! Your Canadian journey starts here.