The Best Career Paths for Millennials in Canada

Young professionals are searching for different qualities as far as employment is concerned, and the job market is evolving along with them. We’ve looked at some of the top jobs sought after by millennials and have found that all of them are in-demand occupations in Canada, making it the go-to destination to relocate to for those wanting to live and work in Canada.

According to Business News Daily, approximately 75% of people born between 1981 and 1996 have changed jobs in the last year because they believe that it advances their careers. Young professionals are more likely to pursue new opportunities if it offers growth, flexibility and a new and fulfilling experience - and Canada checks all the boxes.

Canada offers a wealth of exhilarating employment opportunities in some of the most thriving hubs, not to mention the free public healthcare and vast magnificent landscapes to explore. Its vibrant cities have a bustling nightlife and its cultural scene is a playground that any avid foodie, art lover or social butterfly would relish in.

Ready to book your ticket to Canada? Let's have a look at the opportunities that Canada has to offer and the best ways to get there so that we can help you get on your way there.

Top Jobs for Millennials in Canada


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Most positions that millennials are applying for are tech or management related and tend to be high-paying. We’ve listed our top 10 occupations for millennials that are in demand in Canada in 2019, along with the respective expected salaries, below.

Top 10 Occupations for Millenials
OccupationAverage Salary
Software Engineer$90,000 - $153,000
Advertising Account Executive$53,709 - $64,350
Civil Engineer$50,700 - $86,190
Computer Systems Analyst$46,700 - $88,200
Administrative assistant$44,000 - $52,000
Financial Analyst$42,800 - $76,100
Data Analyst$40,300 - $76,400
Graphic designer$33,400 -$57,600
Beverage and food server$22,100 - $27,800
Sales Associate$20,963 - $40,596

Best Ways To Get There


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The best way to immigrate is to find a province where your occupation and qualifications are in demand. 11 out of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories have their own Provincial Nominee Program, most of which have streams that are linked to the Express Entry (EE) System. The EE system was created in 2015 to fastrack and simplify the Canadian immigration process, reducing processing time to between 4 and 6 months.

Selecting a province is imperative as Express Entry draws often target certain occupations when selecting applicants to issue Invitations To Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency. For instance, Ontario recently issued 997 ITAs to applicants in these 10 targeted occupations in it’s latest Express Entry draw on August 15, 2019.

  • Other administrative services managers
  • Corporate sales managers
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • Financial auditors and accountants
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Financial managers
  • Other financial officers
  • Managers in customer and personal services.

Once you have selected a province, create an online Express Entry profile as most Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) will select suitable candidates, who have expressed interest in the province, from Express Entry Draw pools, which generally takes place every 2 weeks. The added bonus of receiving a PNP is that you will receive an extra 600 points to add to your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score.

The likelihood of you being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada depends on your CRS score, a points-based system based on factors such as your age, qualifications, work experience and job offer (if applicable). There are various ways to improve your CRS score, which can be found here.


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We have linked the best Provincial Nominee Programs to our top millennial occupations to make it easier for you to select the best destination to live and work in Canada.

Best Provincial Nominee Immigration Programs for your Occupations
OccupationPNPs
Software EngineerBritish Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
Ontario PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Advertising Account ExecutiveNewfoundland and Labrador PNP
Civil EngineerBritish Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Nova Scotia PNP
Computer Systems AnalystBritish Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Administrative assistantAlberta PNP
British Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Nova Scotia PNP
Northwest Territories PNP
Financial AnalystManitoba PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Yukon PNP
Northwest Territories PNP
Data AnalystManitoba PNP
Ontario PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Graphic designerManitoba PNP
Ontario PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Beverage and food serverAlberta PNP
Nova Scotia PNP
Prince Edward Island PNP
Saskatchewan PNP
Manitoba PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Sales AssociateAlberta PNP
British Columbia PNP
Manitoba PNP
New Brunswick PNP
Newfoundland and Labrador PNP
Northwest Territories PNP

How We Can Help


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With over 70 federal visa programs, visas and streams to choose from, the application process is stressful and tiresome. Our RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) are here to assist you through the application process and liaise with the Canadian Government on your behalf so that you won’t have to worry about pesky deadlines and immigration requirements. We will guide you through every step, including doing an initial evaluation to see if you are eligible to apply. We also make sure that all documentation is completed and submitted accurately to optimize your chances of success.

All you have to do is sign up with our service today and enjoy the perks of our 90% success rate in acquiring permanent residency for those wanting to live and work in Canada.