As there is a progressive increase in the number of individuals immigrating to Canada annually, one question we often get asked is: What are the most in demand jobs in Canada? Here you go.
Some jobs positions are consistently listed among the most in demand jobs in Canada, thus building a career path in those professions is typically less difficult for individuals, especially with the help of staffing agencies.
This year, there has been an increase in demand for most roles.
The Most in Demand Jobs in Canada
1. General Practice Physicians
General practice physicians are the highest paid medical professionals in Canada. They earn an average of $313,000 per year, and there are a lot of them. Some work in hospitals and clinics, but many work in private offices.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat mental disorders. They can help people with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Psychiatrists can also help people with drug and alcohol addiction.
Psychiatrists usually work in private practices or clinics but sometimes work as part of a hospital staff.
3. Family Physicians
Family physicians are the most sought after doctors in Canada. Their numbers have increased in recent years, but they are still few and far between. Family physicians provide primary care to their patients, meaning that they diagnose medical issues, treat the patient with medication or surgery when necessary and refer patients to specialists if it’s required for a better outcome.
Family physicians are also the only doctors who can prescribe drugs on their own authority after completing a 2-year residency program focusing exclusively on pharmacology and therapeutics. They have unrestricted prescribing rights which means they can prescribe any drug that is available in Canada without having to consult another specialist before writing on a prescription pad. This allows family physicians to fill prescriptions much faster than other medical professionals such as nurse practitioners (NPs) or physicians assistants (PAs).
Dentists are one of the highest paid professionals in Canada. Dentists work to prevent and treat problems with your teeth and gums. Dentists also do a lot of research into how to improve oral health, as well as doing community outreach to educate people about oral care.
Dentistry is not just about treating teeth problems though; it’s also about keeping up with new technologies and techniques that can help improve patient outcomes. For example, if you have a cavity or recession at the edge of a tooth, your dentist may recommend a composite filling instead of silver amalgam fillings because they do not require removal during later procedures (i.e., crowns). The same goes for veneers that can be used to restore damaged teeth instead of grinding down healthy ones until they match neighboring teeth perfectly!
Dentists work in many different settings including private practices, hospitals/institutes/clinics etc., universities and public health agencies in Canada (and around the world).
A pharmacist is a healthcare professional who provides pharmaceutical care to patients and clients. They are members of the health team that provides patient care. A pharmacist must be licensed by the college of pharmacists in Canada, and they can only practice if they have this license.
A pharmacist’s responsibilities include:
- Providing drug therapy for patients;
- Administering immunizations;
- Reviewing prescription orders;
6. General Internists
General internists are physicians who specialize in internal medicine. They diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the internal organs and other parts of the body. They specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases, disorders, and conditions.
General internists are also called general practitioners or family doctors because they provide a broad range of both routine care for patients and more advanced care for those who need it. According to The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), “In addition to providing comprehensive primary care services to all ages within their communities, general practitioners also manage patients with complex health problems across specialties who require long-term follow-up or return visits for ongoing treatments.”
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the care and health of children, including pediatrics. Pediatricians examine and treat babies, children and teens for all sorts of diseases or conditions that affect their growth and development. Some pediatricians also work with adults who have special needs or chronic illnesses related to childhood illnesses.
To become a pediatrician you need to earn a medical degree from an accredited college or university. Then you will complete three years of residency training in pediatrics at an accredited hospital before receiving certification as a general practitioner (M-D).
Salaries range from $250,000 per year up to $300,000 per year depending on experience, location and employer type (e.g., public vs private). Job Outlook estimates that employment opportunities within this sector should grow by 20% over 2018-2022 period.*
Denturists are trained to provide dental care without the use of teeth or jawbone. Denturists are trained to diagnose, treat and manage patients with oral health problems, such as missing teeth, gum disease and other dental issues.
Denturists can be found working in private practices, hospitals or long term care facilities. Denturist salaries vary depending on where they work and the type of practice they have chosen (private practice vs hospital).
Optometrists are medical professionals who examine the eyes and prescribe corrective lenses. They’re also trained to diagnose and treat certain eye diseases.
Optometrists must complete a four year undergraduate degree, followed by a four year graduate degree. After completing this program, optometrists must pass the National Examining Board for Optometry (NEBO) exam in order to work in Canada.
10. Registered Nurses
Registered nurses are in demand across Canada and Ontario, with the exception of a few regions. In Toronto and its surrounding areas, there is an expected shortage of registered nurses by 2021. The same can be said for Hamilton and Mississauga as well.
These jobs are also among the highest paying opportunities in Canada, with median salaries ranging from $75,000 – $91,000 per year (depending on experience). This salary will likely increase over time due to an expanding workforce shortage
11. Utilities Managers
Utilities managers are responsible for planning, organizing and controlling the delivery of public utilities. They manage the delivery of services such as water, electricity, gas and telecommunications (telephone and internet).
- Work with a team to develop plans for new construction or renovations of buildings or systems.
- Prepare budgets for expansion projects in consultation with government agencies or boards that oversee these programs.
- Monitor the performance of utility staff by analyzing data on customer satisfaction surveys or sales figures from retail outlets.
12. Financial Auditors and Accountants
Financial auditors and accountants are in high demand. They are employed in many industries and sectors, including the public sector, private sector, and not-for-profit sector.
Financial auditors perform audits of financial statements; they look at the processes used to compile information and ensure that it’s accurate and relevant. Accountants provide accounting services to businesses or individuals; they prepare tax returns, manage payrolls, offer financial advice, etc.
13. Mining and Quarrying Supervisors
Mining and Quarrying Supervisors supervise workers in mining and quarrying operations. As a supervisor, you’ll be responsible for the safety and productivity of your employees—including ensuring their health and welfare. You’ll also need to manage the mine or quarry operation to ensure that it is profitable for the company.
14. Petroleum Engineers
Petroleum engineers are responsible for the design, construction and operation of oil and gas wells. They work in the oil and gas industry, including exploration, development and production.
Petroleum engineers have to be familiar with a variety of different equipment used in drilling operations including pumps, valves and other mechanical devices used to control fluids within the well bore hole or underground reservoir. As a result they need excellent problem solving skills because there are many variables that affect how wells operate.
Petroleum engineers must also understand geological processes such as pressure gradients (how much pressure exists at different depths), porosity (the percentage of open spaces within rock), lithology (types of rocks present), hydrology (water content) as well as carbonate structures such as reef systems that can impact how easy it is for oil or gas to flow out from below ground
15. Geological Engineers
The job of a geological engineer is to assess the quality of soil and rock, and to identify potential risks in construction sites. They work with public safety officials to ensure that buildings are being built in areas where they will not fall apart or collapse. There are many different types of geological engineers, including petroleum geologists, who study the oil industry; mineralogists, who study minerals for industrial purposes; and seismologists who research earthquake activity.
The average annual salary for these professionals can be anywhere between $70K-$100K USD (Canadian).
16. Legal Counsel and Judicial Law Clerks
The average salary for a legal counsel and judicial law clerk is $105,000 per year. The pay level varies depending on the size of the city in which you are working as well as the size of your firm. For example, Toronto pays its lawyers and judges higher salaries than smaller cities like Edmonton. Large international firms pay their lawyers much more than small local firms do.
17. Airline Pilot, Copilot and Flight Engineer
Average Salary in Canada: $118,000
Average Salary in the US: $129,000
Average Salary in the UK: $85,800
Average Salary in Australia: $104,000 (as of August 2017)
Average Salary in New Zealand: $59,000 (as of August 2017)
Average Salary in France: N/A
18. Human Resources and Business Service Professionals (NOC 0124) / Human Resource Managers And Consultants (NOC 1122)
Human Resources and Business Service Professionals (NOC 0124) / Human Resource Managers And Consultants (NOC 1122)
- Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; work experience preferred
- Salary range: $60,000 – $93,000
This is a great opportunity for those interested in working with people who manage human resources needs for businesses. It’s also a good choice for people who have an interest in business management or consulting. You will need to be skilled at communicating effectively with clients, have excellent organizational skills, and have the ability to think logically about complex problems. You must have strong computer skills as well, including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs.