What is the Best Work in Canada for Immigrants?

Are you looking for a rewarding job in Canada? Something that’s not just for the time being, but that will be an investment in your professional career and at the same time give you the opportunity to invest in your family’s future? Then you’ve come to the right place.

There are in-demand careers across Canada: Regardless of your qualifications, there are many job opportunities for immigrants in Canada! In fact, according to a recent study, in August 2020 alone, there were more than 246,000 new jobs in Canada and the employment rate increased by 1.4%.

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The government has also made it easier for immigrants in Canada to get a work permit from a particular employer without having to leave the country, as long as they arrive in Canada before August 24, 2020.

Top Work Opportunities for Immigrants in Canada

Getting a job offer in Canada can be difficult, especially if you’re applying from outside Canada, but there are various ways to improve your chances, whether it’s networking online or simply improving your resume. But the most important step in the process is selection: not only which job you are applying for, but also which province you are applying to.

Each province or territory has its own set of labour requirements, and with it, a specific list of in-demand occupations. Therefore, let us take a closer look at which provinces you should apply to based on your profession and Canada’s labour force needs.

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But it’s not so easy to narrow down the 10 most in-demand job opportunities simply because there are so many, which is why we’ve decided to give you a list of the 10 most in-demand jobs in Canada, based on demand and earning potential, below.

1. Top 10 high-skilled jobs in Canada

In Canada, highly skilled jobs are classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Type 0 and A or B status. This typically includes occupations such as managerial positions, or those requiring some post-secondary education, either in a professional field or in a skilled or experienced occupation requiring a university degree, vocational training or apprenticeship. Here are the 10 most in-demand skilled jobs in Canada.

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Top 10 Skilled Jobs in Canada
Occupation Provinces
Doctors Saskatchewan; Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories and Prince Edward Island
Dentist Manitoba; Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories and Yukon
Engineer Saskatchewan; Nova Scotia, Manitoba; Alberta, New Brunswick; British Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador; Prince Edward Island and Yukon
IT Manager Saskatchewan; Ontario, Manitoba; Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick; Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories and Yukon
Oil & Gas Operations Manager  Ontario and British Columbia
Sales Manager Manitoba; Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories; Prince Edward Island and Yukon
Lawyer Manitoba
Pilot Manitoba; Alberta and British Columbia
Accountant British Columbia, Nova Scotia; Manitoba; Ontario; Northwest Territories; Saskatchewan and Yukon
Registered Nurse Saskatchewan; Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba; Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick; Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories; Prince Edward Island and Yukon

 

Average Salary Expectations: $90,000 – $300,000

Top Immigration Routes:

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  • Express Entry;
  • Provincial Nominee Program;
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; and
  • The Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

2. Top 10 Semi-skilled Jobs in Canada

In Canada, semi-skilled jobs are classified primarily by the NOC C qualification level. These jobs generally only require a high school diploma and/or job-specific training. Below are some of the top 10 most in-demand semi-skilled jobs in Canada.

 

Top 10 Semi-skilled Jobs in Canada
Occupation Provinces
Long-Haul Truck Driver Saskatchewan; Nova Scotia; British Columbia, Manitoba; Alberta; Ontario; New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island and Yukon
Front Desk Hotel Manager Saskatchewan; British Columbia, Manitoba; Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island and Yukon
Executive housekeepers Saskatchewan; British Columbia, Manitoba; Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island and Yukon
Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters Saskatchewan; Ontario, Manitoba; Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick; Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island
Home support workers Saskatchewan; Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick; Newfoundland & Labrador; Prince Edward Island and Yukon
Chef New Brunswick; Manitoba; Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories and Yukon
Livestock Workers Manitoba
Welders New Brunswick; Manitoba; Prince Edward Island; Northwest Territories and Yukon
Plumber British Columbia, New Brunswick; Manitoba and Ontario
Industrial Electrician Ontario, Manitoba; Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick; Newfoundland & Labrador; Northwest Territories and Yukon

Average Salary Expectations For Semi-skilled Jobs in Canada: $30,000 – $68,000

Top Immigration Routes:

  • Express Entry;
  • Provincial Nominee Program;
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot;
  • Home Support Worker Pilot; and
  • The Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

Is it difficult to find a job in Canada?

The reality is that as one of the most popular destinations for immigrants worldwide, it can be difficult to get the job offer you want, but there are a number of ways you can increase your chances of a successful application. Using a recruitment agency in Canada can be a great help, especially if you are applying from outside Canada, but there are also many online resources and job platforms you can use, such as Workopolis, Indeed, eJobbo, Glassdoor and many others.

How do I get a work visa for Canada?

If you are granted permanent residency, you do not need a Canadian work permit or work visa. However, if you want to take a temporary job, you will need a work permit. There are two types of work visas: an open work permit (which allows you to work for any employer anywhere in Canada) and an employer-specific work permit (for temporary workers who have a job offer in Canada). An open work permit can be particularly useful if you want to start working in Canada and are waiting for your permanent residency status.

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