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Top-paying jobs for aspiring migrants to Canada

Posted on December 9, 2019
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It is a well-known fact that Canada has a huge number of job openings in various sectors and is encouraging migrants to take up these jobs because there is a skill shortage and there are not enough local people to do this work.

But for a migrant planning to move to Canada in search of a job, the top question in their mind would be which of these jobs are high paying, will be in demand and will see a continued job growth. The point is the job they are moving to Canada it must be for a top-paying job that will make it worth moving there.

Canada has about 500,000 job vacancies at present with 80% of them being full-time positions. There are job opportunities in the manufacturing, food, retail, construction, education, warehousing and transportation sectors. There are plenty of jobs in STEM related fields and the healthcare sector as well.

In this post we have compiled a list of the high-paying jobs in Canada which are expected to see substantial growth in the next six years. These career fields are expected to have around 15,000 job openings across Canada over the next six years.

  • Healthcare
  • Business and finance
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Legal
  • Community and social service

Healthcare: The healthcare sector is expected to see a boom in the next six years. An increase in aging population numbers and a rise in the number of chronic diseases among the population has led to an increased demand for healthcare workers. There is a shortage of doctors, nurses, and critical care personnel in this sector.

The sector will see a demand for doctors, healthcare managers, registered nurses, medical technicians and cardiac technicians.

If you are a doctor and are planning to Migrate to Canada, then you must pass the Medical Council of Canada’s qualifying exam, have at least one year of post- graduate training and have the approval from the medical regulatory authorities of Canada. The average salary for doctors is about USD148,700 per year.

If you are a qualified nurse, you can practice as a registered nurse in Canada, you will get a temporary permit to appear for the Canadian registered nurse examination. However, each province in Canada has a separate procedure for nurses to apply for jobs. You must follow the protocol in the province that you are targeting. The average salary for nurses is about USD74,276 per year.

Business and finance:  Openings in this sector include financial analysts, financial managers, banking, credit and investment managers. The cities of Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto are considered the major financial hubs of the country.

A huge demand for financial analysts is expected in the next six years. The average salary for this position is expected to be USD 70,000 per year.

Engineering sector:  There are engineering jobs available in the civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial and manufacturing sector. Mechanical engineers can expect to earn an average of 80,000 dollars per year while civil engineers can hope to earn 65,000 to 85,000 dollars per year.

Technology sector: The technology sector has shown strong growth over the years. In fact, the IT sector is the fastest growing sector in Canada at present. Information and communication technology professionals can hope to earn an average salary of 77,800 dollars per annum. This is 49 percent higher than the national average.

Openings in this sector include software engineers, computer programmers, graphic designers etc.

Legal sector:  There are numerous job opportunities in the legal sector owing to the growing economy in Canada and changes in legislation. However, people from other countries who want to practice law in Canada must get the required accreditation. They must go through the re-certification process from the National Committee on Accreditation. Their law credentials will be assessed by this committee. A lawyer can hope to earn about 135,000 dollars per year.

 Community and social service sector: The Canadian government runs several social service programs to help its citizens in need. Many Canadian citizens require social assistance. This means there will always be a demand for social service and community workers. You can opt for a fulfilling career in these fields if you have the required qualifications. The average salary for this sector is about 43,000 dollars per year.

These are some of the top sectors that are expected to have a significant number of job openings in the next few years. Since Canada is a large country, employment rates and salaries can vary between provinces and territories. However, most migrants prefer to settle in big cities like Vancouver and Toronto and look for suitable job openings here. The high-paying jobs in Toronto can be found in the healthcare, finance and IT sectors while Vancouver has more job openings in the engineering, construction, finance and legal sectors.

The top-paying jobs in Canada are found in different sectors. Migrants with diverse set of qualifications can hope to find a job suitable for their skills. This makes Canada an attractive option for an overseas career.

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