What are the best jobs in Canada

What are the best jobs in Canada in 2023?

The recruitment and HR services provider, Randstad Canada, delivered an extensive report on the best jobs in Canada 2023, as well as the best-paying jobs in the country. According to the report, there have been many changes in the labour market during 2022, and we will continue to see changes throughout 2023.

The pace of Canada’s economic recovery has made it hard for employers to find the workers they need. In 2022, employers across the country continued to identify a lack of workers as their biggest obstacle. With the rising inflation and a looming recession, salary is top of mind for most job hunters, said the report. However, there has also been a primary focus on the pursuit of happiness in their job.

With the ‘Great Resignation’ has come the ‘Great Realization’ meaning that job seekers have been inspired to seek happiness in their jobs and careers. “Salaries continue to rise because of factors such as skills shortages, talent shortages, rapid job growth, and confident job seekers who aren’t afraid to negotiate for better pay,” said the report.

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Let’s check some of the jobs that are seeing an increased demand for labour post-recovery, as well as, the best-paying jobs in Canada. 

Best Jobs in Canada in 2023

DeveloperDevelopers have always been in demand in part because businesses of all types need developers to create apps, develop or maintain in-house software or help implement cloud or other technologies. On top of that, the pandemic accelerated many digital projects for businesses, making the need to recruit tech talent far more pressing.
Human resources managerThe competitive job market, budget constraints, the looming skills gap, and worker expectations (e.g. remote and hybrid work options) are just some of the challenges that HR managers are expected to take on this year.
Mechanical engineerThe report shows that with a growing renewable energy sector, there is a significant demand for talent with these skills. And it is not only in the renewables sector but also in industries, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, and biomedical.
WelderCanada has a huge manufacturing industry. However, since the 1970s, high schools have not encouraged trades as a career path. This resulted in decades of shortages of skilled young people in the trades. Consequently, there are more people in this sector retiring than young Canadians entering the blue-collar workforce.
Accounting technician
(CPAs, and Bookkeepers)
Accounting technicians specialize in helping businesses manage their financial records. In this role, people can work directly as an employee of the company or offer their services as independent freelancers. Despite an influx of new workers in the accounting sector, there is still a significant demand for accountants, said the report. 
Registered nurseRegistered nurses have been on the list of in-demand healthcare jobs for years. They are critical to saving lives and providing daily services to millions of Canadians. Moreover, almost every Canadian province and territory needs RNs, and since many nurses have been resigning from their positions, medical organizations are struggling with a shortage of workers.

Other top positions in Canada include:

  • Warehouse worker,
  • Customer Service Representative,
  • Driver, also
  • Sales associate.

The highest-paying jobs in Canada in 2023

Full stack developerThe average full-stack developer makes around $85,000 per year in Canada. Moreover, full-stack developers in an entry-level position start at $75,000 per year, while most experienced full-stack developers can make upwards of $130,000 per year.
Financial analystJobs in this position remain in demand across many industries. Also, their salary averages have risen over the past couple of years. As a financial analyst, you can expect your salary to be between $80,000 to $120,000.
Human resources managerThe average human resources manager’s salary in Canada is $83,00 annually. Entry-level HR managers’ positions start at $80,000 annually, while most experienced workers make up to $110,000 annually.
MillwrightMillwrights are one of the fastest-growing trades. As machine automation increases, more millwrights will be required to keep those machines in good working order. Millwrights can earn between $50,000 at the entry-level and $95,000 for a more senior position.
Production SupervisorThe manufacturing sector has seen a high increase in demand over the past couple of years, consequently, the demand for production supervisors isn’t expected to slow down. Besides, a production supervisor is one of the top-paying jobs in Canada. Production supervisors can see a salary starting at $65,000 and heading upwards of $100,000 for more senior positions.
Executive AssistantRegistered nurses have been on the list of in-demand healthcare jobs for years. They work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, schools, government agencies, home health offices, nursing homes and many other places. They are critical to saving lives and providing daily services to millions of Canadians. Moreover, almost every Canadian province and territory needs RNs, and since many nurses have been resigning from their positions, medical organizations are struggling with a shortage of workers.

Other top positions in Canada include:

  • Solution Architect,
  • Forklift Operator,
  • Electrical Engineer, also
  • Construction Project Manager.

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