Canada’s labor force continues to be in a great position to welcome newcomers. With a current high job vacancy rate, there is a major demand for skilled workers to fill the available positions.

Randstad’s “15 top jobs trending in Canada in 2022” shares the top jobs in Canada and industries that have experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Overseas candidates with experience in one of these in-demand occupations are expected to have strong prospects in the Canadian labor market this year.

1.   Key account manager

Key account managers represent strategic partnerships for their business, providing sales and customer service efforts to help retain profitable clients. Individuals in this role are needed to help support businesses toward achieving success in a post-pandemic economy.

2.   Developer

Developers have remained in high demand through the pandemic as businesses continue to turn to technical solutions. Due to strong demand, there are also several Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) options for candidates with work experience in these occupations.

3.   Marketing manager

It is expected that there will be over 19,000 marketing, public relations, and advertising manager jobs created by 2028. Marketing managers help businesses implement marketing strategies both online and offline. To meet the demand for this occupation, provinces like Ontario often invite Marketing Managers directly from the Express Entry pool.

4.   Registered nurse

Jobs in the healthcare sector are in-demand across Canada. Due to a labour shortage during the pandemic, nurses have been receiving a growing number of bonuses and perks.

Because there is such high demand for nurses, there are also several immigration options available to overseas candidates with experience in nursing.

5.   Driver

Drivers are in increasing demand across Canada as the economy booms post-pandemic. Drivers that operate large commercial vehicles or handle local deliveries will have a strong advantage in the Canadian labor market.

6.   Customer service rep

Customer service reps (CSR) help problem-solve with customers in person, by, email, via virtual chat, or through a phone call. CSRs continue to be in high demand in Canada’s post-pandemic economy.

7.   Welder

Canada expects to add 23,000 welding positions to the economy by 2028. Welding roles are in particularly high demand in British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. However, those with welding experience are likely to have a strong advantage throughout the nation.

8.   Engineer

Various types of engineers are in-demand across Canada, whether they work with physical or virtual infrastructure. As Canada faces a shortage of engineers, employers look to overseas candidates to fill labour market gaps.

9.   Accountant

Accountants are vital to the operations of a successful company. As businesses grow in a post-pandemic economy managing finances becomes an increasingly important factor in maintaining success. Accountants can expect to find job opportunities throughout the country with potential growth within the next years.

10. Cloud architect

As more and more Canadian companies move toward remote work, cloud architects are needed to help support and implement cloud solutions. For this reason, an increasing demand is expected for cloud architects in 2022.

11. HR manager

Human Resource (HR) managers help ensure businesses are complying with labour laws, help to reduce staff turnover, and support company growth. Canada’s post-pandemic economic boom has led to employment growth. HR managers are needed to help onboard new employees and help manage company growth.  As such, HR managers are in demand across Canada.

12. Electrician

Canada is expected to need 23,400 electricians from 2019-2028 to fill labour market gaps. Only 20,300 job seekers are expected to be available to fill these roles. Electricians are vital to keeping operations in Canada going. For this reason, electricians in all areas are in-demand across the country this year.

13. IT project manager

IT project managers help to oversee, plan, and implement a business’s IT goals. The Canadian tech industry is booming. with most tech jobs being in demand across Canada. IT project managers are needed in response to this growing demand for labour.

14. Mechanical engineer

Mechanical engineers play an important role in various industries across Canada. If you have the right credentials, experience, and education you are likely to find a mechanical engineering job in Canada.

15. Accounting clerks

Accounting clerks help to prepare important financial documents related to a business’s accounts such as bills, invoices, inventory reports, account statements and other financial statements. As companies continue to grow in a post-pandemic economy, accounting clerks are essential to maintaining operations.