Sunday, 12 May 2013

10 hot jobs in Canada in 2013:

1. Financial managers and accountants
 As the private and government sectors are looking for qualified people who know the complexities of financial management, that's why demand for money managers is high.

What to expect: An unemployment rate less than half that of the Canadian average.

Tip: If you have knowledge of foreign finance or are fluent in a foreign language, consider yourself doubly attractive -- and pack your bags for a potentially jet-set international career.

2. Skilled tradespeople
Big shortage of tradespeople is  in the service sector (chefs, horticulturalists), construction (electricians, carpenters, plumbers), transportation (aviation technicians, automotive service technicians) and manufacturing (industrial mechanics, tool and die makers) sectors.

Tip: In the next two decades, 40 per cent of new jobs are supposed to be in the skilled trades and technologies.

3. Software and mobile developers
As everything and all businesses depends on new technology, and somebody must be designing and updating software, particularly for our smartphones and tablets.

What to expect:  This is a very young industry with new positions being created all the time. According to Harris at, mobile application developers earn an average of about $91,000 per year.

4. Registered Nurses
Canada's aging population means this sector's a dynamic place to be. A combination of factors will ensure a wealth of opportunity for nurses with college or university nursing degrees.

What to expect: Demand for Registered Nurses is expected to continue to increase through to 2020 – and the industry is growing faster than many other in-demand jobs, at that.

5. Psychologists, social workers and counsellors
There aren't enough people in this area as per demand , it seems!

What to expect: The unemployment rate in this area is very low and every year they looking for more and more people. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada estimates that between now and 2020, there will be more opportunities in these occupations than there will be job seekers. Better yet, their wages are increasing every year at a faster rate than many other industries.

6. Medical technologists or technicians
Jobs in the healthcare industry don't all involve direct contact with patients. There's plenty of behind-the-scenes work in labs to support doctors and hospitals.

What to expect: In Canada, there is currently about a zero per cent unemployment rate among medical technologists and technicians. On average, medical techs earn over $100,000 per year.

7. Human resource specialists or managers
Demand for human resources specialists and managers is increasing and expected to stay strong, as companies place greater emphasis than ever before on human resources issues such as recruitment, training, employee relations and retention.

What to expect: Prospects in this field are great. The unemployment rate for HR professionals has been decreasing steadily.

8. Pharmacists

A growing and aging population means more prescriptions needing to be filled. From hospital pharmacists to your friendly local pharmacist, there's greater demand for them than there are qualified grads or trained immigrants to fill the positions.

What to expect: Good pay, and many pharmacists are self-employed -- they own the pharmacies they work in.

9. Audiologists, speech therapists and physiotherapists

Another health-related industry, specialized therapists are in high demand across the country. Specializing in speech-language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy or physiotherapy is a great way to ensure you move right into your chosen career and will allow you to help a variety of people every day.

What to expect: This industry has experienced a zero per cent unemployment rate for the past 15 years. There are consistent openings and the high demand for skilled professionals should last at least through 2020, according to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

10. Construction managers
Whether residential or industrial, someone has to plan and oversee all the different parts and contributors to new building projects and make sure they work together (and on schedule) to produce a quality finished product.

What to expect: This career puts you on the number-crunching side of construction. You'll be managing major deadlines and huge teams. Harris says experienced construction managers can earn about $93,000 per year.

Source: Canadian Living

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