Why Work in Canada?
Job Opportunities and Competitive Wage
Before we look at the top jobs in Canada, we need to evaluate why it is such a great place to work and why so many immigrants have chosen to live and work in Canada. First off, the need for more skilled workers in Canada is evident. Canada is the second-largest country in the world, but they simply do not have a population large enough to supply the labor force with enough skilled workers. To address this issue, the Canadian government has turned to immigration through programs like Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Programs. These programs fast-track the visa applications of candidates who suit the needs of the job market.
In addition to a wealth of job opportunities, Canada has an attractive minimum wage. This means that many immigrants are encouraged to work in Canada as they are likely to be earning more money for the exact same job that they are doing in their home country.
Government Subsidized Education and Health Care
Apart from the competitive salaries, another draw for immigrants to come and work in Canada is free healthcare and education. In terms of healthcare, it is covered by the government, including prescription and over the counter medication until the age of 25. For people who have kids, Canada is an attractive option because the government subsidizes education right up until secondary school. In addition, Canada is home to 4 of the top 20 universities in the world, so you can rest assured that your kids will have access to world-class educational institutions.
Top Jobs in Canada
5. Registered Nurses
Because nurses are one of the most in-demand occupations in Canada, the salary reflects this need. There is currently a program in New Brunswick that is recruiting nurses from abroad through the Nursing Resource Strategy, which is great news if you are a qualified nurse looking to immigrate to Canada. An average salary of $74,000 is to be expected in this field.
Dentists in Canada earn an attractive average salary of $75,000 a year. Although the Canadian government subsidizes healthcare, this does not include dental. For this reason, those who work in this industry enjoy a good salary from an industry that is mostly privatized.
3. Miners/ Oil and Gas Drillers
The mining and energy sectors are one of the fastest-growing industries in Canada and they have turned to immigration to seek out people who can do these jobs. Those in the Mining industry earn an average salary of $77,251 a year.
Although lawyers are one of the highest paying jobs in Canada, if you are an immigrant planning to move to Canada as a lawyer, you may be subject to a relicensing. This is because obviously, the nature of the law differs from country to country and you need to be able to practice law in accordance with Canadian standards. Lawyers in Canada enjoy an average salary of $135,000 a year.
1. Physicians/ Doctors
Like most countries, medical professionals remain one of the highest-paying positions, just because of the nature of this job. As with lawyers, if you are immigrating to Canada as a doctor or medical practitioner, you might also be subject to a relicensing so that you can practice medicine in accordance with Canadian standards. Medical practitioners earn an average salary of $150,000 a year.
How We Can Help
If you are excited at the prospect of working in Canada but you are unsure of where to start with regards to the visa application, our qualified and experienced RCIC consultants at MDC can walk you through this process. Sign up today to get started!