There are so many in-demand jobs in Canada that have employers looking for foreign nationals to join their workforce in the new year. If you missed the opportunity in 2021, this is your time to apply. 2022 is said to be the year of the tiger, so why not take this chance to pounce at the opportunities being presented? Who knows, these jobs could be your ticket to making your dream come true.
(NOC codes: 7511, 7521, 7452, 7513)
Canada will be needing a lot of drivers in the near future as there is always a growing need for cargo and goods that need to be transported in and around Canada. The estimated yearly salary for truck drivers in Canada, for example, is around $44,836.
(NOC code: 1414)A receptionist has one of the biggest tasks in a company, as they are the first person to represent the entire company. They always have to give off a good first impression whether it is on the phone or in person. This role requires poise and to be able to communicate in a professional manner at all times, as well as multitasking. As more businesses are opening and starting up in Canada, they need a good face to represent the company. The yearly salary for this profession is $35,304.
3. Electrical Engineer
(NOC code: 2133)
There are 6 nuclear power stations in Canada, the largest being Bruce Nuclear. With power stations that hold up to almost 6,430 megawatts, it’s evident that Canada is in high demand for electrical engineers to help analyze, design, specify, construct, as well as test out electrical systems with different components to make sure all operations are safe and reliable. The average annual salary for this occupation is $91,832.
(NOC code: 6321)
Due to Canada’s multicultural society, there is a niche in the market for chefs as there’s a need in Canada for those who can specialize in foreign cuisine. There is nothing that brings people together better than food. There are a lot of tourists exploring Canada daily, and tourism and hospitality are always in need of chefs in hotels and restaurants. Chefs get paid around $40,088 per year.
(NOC code: 6611)
This is one of the easiest jobs to get into, as you do not need tertiary education. If you’re young and do not have very much job experience, this could very well be the market for you. The average salary for a cashier ranges from $22,549 to $28,687 annually.
6. Physiotherapy Assistant
(NOC code: 3142)
In Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia occupational and physiotherapy is an ever-growing fast market as there are a lot of elderly people who require help and care. There are too many people who need help and not enough medical professionals to keep up with the high job demand. The average salary for a physiotherapy assistant is $78,000 per year or $40 per hour.
(NOC code: 0111, 1111)
Accounting is more than just one set field. It is a multiverse that consists of taxation, auditing, payroll, and many other facets. A CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) certification is a necessity if you wish to go into any of these fields within accountancy. The annual salary for an accountant ranges from $60,100 to $89,100.
8. Registered Nurse
(NOC code: 3012)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a sharp decline in the healthcare system for nurses in Canada. Canada has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, so it’s clear to see why nurses are in such high demand. The yearly salary for a registered nurse is $77,603 but will differ from province to province depending on the years of experience you have.
9. Sales Associate
(NOC code: 6411)
Sales representatives and sales associates help guide and assist customers with the purchasing process. In essence, it is to make the customer feel as comfortable as possible and make sure the product they’re buying is what they need. Sales associates and sales representatives earn about $52,277 annually.
10. Financial Advisor
(NOC codes: 0111, 1114)
In total, Canada has about 90,000 financial advisors, and believe it or not, there is still space for way more. As one of the best-paid jobs in Canada, you’d think it would take longer to become a financial advisor. It only takes between 18 - 24 months to become a financial advisor, depending on your schedule and flexibility. The yearly salary for a financial advisor is around $65,000 per year or $33.33 per hour. Starting out you will earn about $50,000 per year, but more experienced workers will earn up to $108,137 per year.
(NOC code: 3131)
Pharmacists are known to be one of the highest-paying jobs in Canada. To become a certified pharmacist in Canada, you will need a degree in pharmacy (or the Canadian equivalent thereof, pass the exam set by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) and register within the territory or province you wish to practice legally. The annual pay for a pharmacist is estimated at $130,600, pharmacists who are just starting out will earn a little less than that.
12. Cloud Architect
(NOC code: 2171)
Cloud architects have become a very popular job because they assist companies with networking environments. Cloud architects are needed to understand what a business needs so they’re able to convert documents into practical designs to help the company, employees, and customers. They are needed to divert their way through the functionality of cloud computing and to build and oversee various flaws within the cloud. The basic salary for a cloud architect is $120,000 annually.
(NOC code: 4151)
There’s nothing more important than keeping your mental health in check. Psychologists are there to improve an individual's stress management, decision-making skills, and behaviours. As a clinically experienced and qualified psychologist, you could earn between $97,451 and $130,932 per year in Canada.
14. Administrative Assistants
(NOC code: 1241)
Administrative Assistants are key in businesses as they organize most things and are needed to function without chaos. They are the organizers of a business and keep everything uniform and in check. Administrative assistants who specialize in bookkeeping and accounting are in higher demand because of the confidentiality factor. The estimated salary for an administrative assistant is $45,927.
(NOC code: 6222)
The retail industry is very fast-paced. New products and services are being made and advertised every day, and in order for businesses to make a profit, it is crucial to draw attention to the product so it is appealing to a customer. Whether it is a clothing item or a new gadget for the kitchen, merchandising is an art that not many can master, because if displayed in an unappealing manner the client will walk right past it and the business will lose a sale. The average salary for a merchandiser in Canada is $48,610 per year.
(NOC code: 7327)
Welders are extremely well paid in Canada, and the best part of this job is that you do not need a university qualification or tertiary education for that matter. You will, however, need training and experience in the welding field such as an apprenticeship or vocational training.
The salary for a welder in Canada is $73,504. If you wish to bump up those numbers you could take a course in underwater welding which could bump up your salary to $102,424 annually.
17. General Labourer
(NOC codes: 7611)
General labourers are not confined to one specific job, they often have a broad range of tasks. These tasks more than often consist of manual or physical labour, and usually are in warehouses, buildings, or construction services. Machinery such as power drills, chainsaws, and blowtorches are often used as well. The general salary for this type of job would be $47,678 a year in Canada.
18. Veterinarians (Vets)
(NOC code: 3114)
As many Canadians love pets and own many varieties of pets ranging from dogs, cats, birds, and hamsters, the number of vets in Canada is in extremely short supply, which means this job is extremely sought after and will be for the next few years to come. Becoming a vet means you need the relevant qualifications such as a degree from a veterinary school that has the right approval, and a license to practice. The average salary of a vet is $95,804.
19. Human Resources (HR) Managers
(NOC code: 0112)
Whenever a job hires a new candidate, that specific person was chosen and selected by HR. It really is quite an important job, as they decide who would be a good fit to bring into the company to help it grow. They have to have a really good eye and judgment of character to entrust new people into the company which makes this job extremely sought after as not everyone has that type of skill set. The annual salary for an HR manager is $89,003.
20. Web Developer
(NOC code: 2175)
Web developers have one of the best chances of gaining a Canadian work permit as even the Canadian government requires them. There is usually a two-week processing timeline for the Global Talent Stream. It’s estimated that there’s a 27 percent availability for web developers in Canada currently and this number will increase in 2022. The estimated salary for a web developer is $69,305.
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Working and living in Canada sounds like a dream, right? The easiest way to do so is by obtaining a work permit. Here are a few easy steps on how to obtain a work visa.
1. Which work visa works for you?
One of the key points when applying for a Canadian work permit is knowing whether you’ll need the open work visa or the employer-specific work visa. The open work permit does not require you to have a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and is not employer-specific. The employer-specific work permit will allow the employee to work under certain conditions stated on the visa.
Here are programs that help you to acquire an open work visa:
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Spousal Permit - If you are married to an applicant of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program then you will be eligible for an open work permit.
- Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) - This allows students who have studied in Canada at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) to apply for an open work visa.
Here are programs that will help you to acquire an employer-specific work permit
- Agricultural Stream - The employer is obligated to pay for your trip to Canada and back to your home country. This stream will allow you to work abroad for up to 24 months. It offers many benefits such as housing, transportation, and health insurance.
- Global Talent Stream (GTS) - this program was introduced by the government of Canada to allow highly-skilled foreign workers to broaden the workforce in Canada.
2. Are you eligible to move to Canada?
There are certain requirements you will have to meet before you can apply for a visa.
- Proof you will leave Canada when your visa expires
- Settlement funds
- A clear criminal record
- Take a medical exam
- Any other documents requested
Apply for your work visa
Your country of origin will determine which and how many forms you need to fill in. Once you have filled in these forms you can apply and submit them online through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Will a disability affect the chances of you getting a work permit with or without a job offer?
It depends what kind of disability. if it's something that will be considered to put a strain on the Canadian health system then it may affect their application.
If you have a criminal record will you always be refused access into the country, with a job offer, even if the offense is minor?
If the offense is a misdemeanor that is not considered serious criminality. 5 years after the sentence is completed, the person will be considered redeemed from the Canadian perspective.
If you have a student permit and drop out while studying, will that affect your chances of qualifying for a work permit in the long term?
If a person stops their studies while on a study permit, it means they are not fulfilling the conditions of his visa and may be deported.