Highest 2019 Job Vacancies in Canada

2019 has been an amazing year for finding new employment opportunities, with over 80,000 new jobs created in August, 45,000 in September and an average of 3,600 immigrants being invited to apply for permanent residence.

The Canadian government has introduced plenty of options for skilled and semi-skilled workers to gain permanent Canadian residence, including the most popular and fastest way to immigrate: The Express Entry system, which will get you set up in Canada in as little as 6 months.

The growing labour shortage and increasing retirement rate in Canada have led to the government initiating a plan to help 1 million immigrants move to Canada by 2021.

There are however certain occupations that are more in-demand than others. If your occupation happens to feature on a provincial occupation list, your chances of immigrating to Canada are much higher as you may be eligible to apply for a provincial nomination which is worth 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and virtually guarantees receiving an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residency.

Read on to find out if you qualify to apply through the Provincial Nominee Program and how many jobs are waiting for you in Canada.

Which Jobs Are Highly in Demand in Canada?


There are various occupations in demand in Canada at the moment however certain professions are offering more jobs than others. This is highly dependant on location. For example, Saskatchewan is a prairie province with over 44,000 farms in existence. It, therefore, makes sense that occupations such as farmworkers and truck drivers would be more in demand there than in, let's say British Columbia. Vancouver currently ranks first in North America for tech job growth, even when compared to tech giants like San Francisco, Seattle and New York.

Here are the top job vacancies for 2019 by province/territory in Canada:


Top Job Vacancies in Canada 2019
Province/TerritoryOccupationAnnual Salary Average
1. Northwest TerritoriesIndustrial Electricians
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
$104,291
$97,721
$107,597
2. AlbertaChildcare and home support workers
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
Early childhood educators and assistants
$31,828
$78,000
$33,150
3. British ColumbiaAccountants
Retail and Wholetrade Managers
Administrative Officers
$42,000
$56550
$77,903
4. SaskatchewanLong Haul Truck Drivers
Farmworkers
Butchers
$49,414
$21,158
$34125
5. ManitobaConstruction Managers
Manufacturing Managers
Pharmacists
$85000
$84000
$110,000
6. OntarioSoftware Engineers
Computer Programmers
Information Systems Analysts
$92172
$52650
$75933
7. Nova ScotiaCivil Engineers
Financial auditors
Social and community service workers
$65,180
$86,000
$39,305
8. New BrunswickSoftware Engineers
Computer Programmers
Information Systems Analysts
$92,056
$52,650
$75,933
9. Newfoundland & LabradorPetroleum Engineer
Welder
Psychologists
$98,503
$73,755
$82347
10. Prince Edward IslandMechanic
Farm labourer
Aerospace Engineers
$64,023
$27,300
$$89,700
11. YukonAdministrative assistants
Nurses
Managers
$59,144
$89,924
$73960

For more information on the top in-demand jobs for semi and low skilled workers in Canada, visit our blog here.

How Can I Live and Work in Canada?

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The government offers a variety of ways to immigrate to Canada, most of which allows you to receive permanent Canadian residence. One of the best programs to apply to relocate to Canada if you want the best chance of success is the Provincial Nominee Program. It allows you to apply to live and work in Canada if your occupation is in demand in a particular province or territory. Receiving a provincial nomination (PN) will get you 600 extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points to add to your profile. Seeing that the maximum CRS total that you can earn is 1200, it basically means that you are almost guaranteed to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residency with a PN.

It is, however, important to note that most categories under the PNP requires having a job. Once you have secured a job offer in your province or territory of choice you will need to apply for a work permit in order to work in Canada.

How We Can Help You With Your Application

With all of these employment opportunities and 70+ immigration programs and visa options to choose from, the process can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you.

Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late. Apply for your assessment today and let us take care of all the fine print while you plan your move to Canada.