Canada’s job situation isn’t looking half bad these days, with the unemployment rate hitting 6.6 percent in February, its lowest level in two years. The country added a stellar 105,000 full-time jobs last month, and overall employment is up 1.6 percent over the past year, beating population growth.
Turns out, the top salaries can range dramatically from city to city, as can the jobs that offer them. But there are a few common themes. Education and specialized skills are a must. Not surprisingly, medical professionals rank highly almost everywhere. Engineers do well in many cities, as do information technology professionals.
Make a difference by being a teacher in Canada. The median salary that is expected starts from $50,000 to $55,000 annually. The education that you will require is a bachelor’s degree in education. The perspective that you need to have for this job is that you must have a passion to help others for their betterment. Boswell explained well by saying that one has to enjoy working with children, seeing them learn and nurture them as they grow. But over time it has become a little difficult to be a teacher in some provinces as the competition is tougher now and Boswell rightly says that this job will always be in demand.
This demand shall be in both elementary and high school but with a little more demand in high school. The best perspective for elementary teachers, in accordance with the Government of Canada’s Job Bank, are in the provinces and territories of Nunavut, The Northwest Territories, Alberta, the Yukon, and Québec. A decline in growth is expected in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. The Northwest Territories, Manitoba, the Yukon, and Nunavut will see a good need for high school teachers while the least will be seen in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario.
2. Informatics security analyst
The median salary that is expected starts from $64,000 annually. The education that you will require is a bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a field that is related. Some jobs might require a Master’s degree in this field. The perspective that you need to have for this job is that more and more data requires much more information security, as explained by Boswell. This job is totally about ensuring the security of the systems and networks of the companies. You must love computer science if you want to be in this field. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Nunavut, and Québec will have the most demand for this job.
3. Market research analyst
The median salary that is expected starts from $50,000 annually. The education that you will require is a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, market research, or statistics. The perspective that you need to have for this job is that because of the constant market flux this job is one of the best jobs of the future, as rightly said by Boswell. With the passing time, new competitors are setting foot in the market so companies need to buckle up to be on top and also be aware of who is buying the products. You are best for this job if you have critical thinking skills and analytical minds. There will be expected limited growth in the P.E.I and Saskatchewan. The cities with booming industries will be Hamilton-Niagara and Ottawa.
4. Construction manager
The median salary that is expected starts from $85,000 annually. The education that you will require is a college or university education in construction management, civil engineering, or a field that is related or an apprenticeship. The perspective that you need to have for this job is that although this job is in very high demand now if the demand sinks, this job might not be as reliable as others. This job will suit the people with leadership qualities in them and who would like to work outside. New Brunswick, Manitoba, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Ontario are provinces with expectations of good growth. The only province with a predictable poor demand in Alberta.
5. Registered nurse
The median salary that is expected starts from $60,000 annually. The education that you will require is a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. The perspective that you need to have for this job is that Canada’s Nursing Schools are facing low enrollments just like the Law schools of Canada. The number of enrolling applicants between 2010 and 2015 for RN registration has dropped around 23%; statistics according to the College of Nurses of Ontario. This is the reason for the high and good demand for nurses already and it will continue to increase in many years to come. Caring, compassionate, stamina, and the ability to tackle stress are the characteristics of a good nurse. British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon, and Ontario will observe a strong growth. The other provinces will show a steady and healthy demand.
6. Software developer
The expected median salary of a software developer starts from $61,000 annually. The education that you will require is a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a field related to it. The perspective that you need to have for this job is that the highest in-demand jobs in Canada are in Information Technology. Just like developers of gaming software who didn’t exist a few years ago but are in great demand today. Not just gaming but much other software will also be in our future. Creative people who have a niche for design are meant for this job. The various phases of the job include design, development, implementation, and testing of software. Good demand will arise in Nova Scotia, P.E.I., New, parts of Québec, and Brunswick. Low demand is expected in Newfoundland, Alberta, and Labrador.
7. Marketing Manager
The expected median salary starts from $85,000 annually. The education that you will require is a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications, or related fields. The perspective that you need to have for this job is that being a marketing manager you need to push the services and products. This job attracts a high demand in the future and hence competition will be tough. Ultimately better education will have you more. Creative people with good communication skills and analysis of market trends will be perfect for this job. Nunavut, New Brunswick, some parts of Manitoba, and P.E.I. and will have good demand while Alberta and Saskatchewan will have slow growth.