Jobs In Canada

How to find jobs in Canada

There are thousands of Canadian job openings in numerous occupations which qualified skilled foreign workers may be able to fill after being issued a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada. Some of these Canada job openings require a university degree, while other Canadian jobs are available for certified skilled tradespeople or live-in caregivers. Experts have offered a variety of reasons to help explain why many of these high-demand jobs in Canada are going unfilled. For example, they say that Canada’s economy is continuing to expand, yet, its labor force is aging and retiring in large numbers, plus there are not enough Canadian citizens obtaining the necessary skills required for various jobs in Canada (i.e., “skills mismatch”). Consequently, the Canadian government has created special immigration programs to attract eligible skilled foreign workers to fill these open positions to help keep Canada’s economy growing. Thus, if you have the training, skills, work experience, English and/or French language abilities, and meet other eligibility requirements, you may be able to apply for these Canada job openings and start a new life full of opportunities in this amazing country of immigrants!

Below, you will find examples of some of the “hot” jobs in Canada, grouped according to the immigration program that corresponds to the particular high-demand Canadian job. Please note that the Canadian job market is dynamic and so immigration and employment opportunities may change according to the evolving demands for certain skills in any given province or territory in Canada. Since many foreign nationals who are thinking about Canadian immigration naturally want to know if they can find employment in Canada and how much they might expect to earn, the following information about select high-demand Canadian jobs may prove illustrative and helpful.

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

As of May 4, 2013, this Canadian immigration program is offering a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada to qualified skilled foreign workers in 24 occupations, as well as to qualified skilled foreign workers with a valid offer of arranged employment in Canada or international students who meet the requirements for the PhD stream. These high-demand Canadian jobs are in various professional, managerial and technical occupations and skilled trades that often require a university education or other specialized training. Some examples (along with rates of job growth and median yearly salaries, based on data from Statistics Canada) include the following:

Health and Safety Inspector (environmental, occupational and public)

If you want to help create and maintain a healthy environment for people in a range of settings and have the criteria Canada is looking for, you may be interested to know that environmental, occupational and/or public health and safety inspectors were paid a median annual income of $66,560 in 2012 and the profession saw a 37% increase of jobs in Canada in the 2006-2012 timeframe.

Mining Supervisor

Oil and gas are not the only abundant natural resources deposited beneath Canada – this huge country is also wealthy in gold, lead, nickel, uranium, zinc and other metals used in various industries around the globe. Thus, there was an 18% increase in Canada job openings for mining supervisors in the 2006-2012 timeframe. In 2012, their median yearly salary was $64,480.

These are just some examples of the dozens of Canadian jobs listed as eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). The full list of eligible jobs in Canada and requirements for these two Canadian immigration programs can be found on the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) web pages of our website. Please note that the above information, based on figures from Statistics Canada, may vary for different companies and regions and is simply provided to help illustrate that many of the high-demand jobs in Canada have seen strong growth over time and also pay well. To find out if you may be eligible to apply for a Permanent Resident Visa to Canada so that you may be able to apply for these or other Canada job openings, click here!