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The Most In-Demand Jobs In Canada – 2023

About 432, 000 workers needed this year

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Labour shortages in Canada are now a motivating factor – a justifiable one at that – for foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada under economic programs – but not all jobs are equally in demand throughout the country.

Owing to low birth rates and early retirement benchmark, the Canadian workforce is in the deficit year on year. Having quite a robust economy, the country intends to attract about 432, 000 workers into its economy by the end of 2022. However, “the landscape of trending jobs in Canada may be different from what job seekers experienced prior to the pandemic. Industries with major growth include the service sector, technology and healthcare, but some of the best jobs in Canada for 2022 are those that can support businesses in multiple industries”, says Randstad.

While preparing to travel to Canada, people who contact us always to know what jobs are in most demand in the country. We’ve therefore put together this post to answer this question and make it easier for everyone to make informed decisions and plan better their careers abroad.

Of course there are numerous job openings across Canada in numerous regions and almost anyone intending to travel will agree with that, but where there’s a problem is in the notion that not everyone can get a job in Canada. While there may be some truth in that, there’s a place for everyone, regardless of professional path or skill set: from blue-collar to white-collar jobs. There are roles for skilled labour like a general labourer, truck drivers, hair-dressers and welders. Likewise, there are roles for people in the administrative and professional field like human resource management, project management, accounts and accounting, marketing and sales, administrative assistants, receptionists, and cyber-space professionals.

Like we promised, in this blog post you’ll learn about the 20 most in-demand jobs in Canada as well their  related job titles, relevant skills for each career, annual average salary, number of open positions on indeed, and high-demand locations in Canada. So without further ado, let’s get right in. (Please note that this list is not sorted by salary or remuneration but rather in order of reducing demand. If you want to know how job roles rank in Canada by annual pay, watch out for our next post).

What Then Are the Most In-demand Jobs In Canada this Year?

1. Customer Service
customer service image

Customer service workers are needed in almost every company these days because with the tap of a button, customers and clients are able to interact with many businesses online daily through many channels, demanding services ranging from enquiries to refunds.  Very many customer service jobs now include an option to work remotely making it easier to start working.

Their Related Titles: Accounts information clerk, Bus information clerk, Complaints clerk – customer service, Contact centre agent – customer service, Courtesy desk clerk, Customer service representative – call centre, Enquiries clerk, Information clerk – customer service, Lost-and-found clerk, Order desk agent, Public relations clerk, Tourist information clerk.

Open Positions on Indeed :  52,805 job posts

Annual Average salary: $37,714

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Montreal, Mississauga, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver Winnipeg, Edmonton, London, Brampton, Kingston, Victoria, Burlington, Halifax.

2. Software Developer
software developer image

Software developers can work in software development firms, different units of IT consulting firms in both private and public sectors.

Related Titles: Application programmer, Business application programmer, Computer game developer, Computer programmer, Electronic business (e-business) software developer, Interactive media developer, Multimedia developer, Operating systems programmer, Programmer analyst, Scientific programmer, Software developer, Software programmer, Systems programmer, Web programmer.

Open Positions on Indeed :   20,160  job posts

Average salary: $77,520.

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Waterloo, Kitchener, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Burnaby, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax.

3. Software Engineer
software engineer working on laptop picture

Nearly all companies today rely heavily on computer programs, mobile and web apps whose software is designed by software engineers. In Canada, software engineers are required to learn and master coding and app design. In fact, coding has been one of the most in demand jobs in Canada for about two years now.

Related Titles: Application architect, Computer software engineer, Embedded software engineer, Software architect, Software design engineer, Software design verification engineer, Software designer, Software systems integration engineer, Software technical architect, Software testing engineer, Systems architect, Telecommunications software engineer.

Open Positions on Indeed :   20,100  job posts

Average salary: $94,044 CAD

NOC Code: 2173 – Skill Level A

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Waterloo, Kitchener, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Burnaby, Winnipeg, Montreal,

4. Registered Nurses
registered nurses nurses image

In Canada, basic health care services, like
hospital visits and medical treatment, are free – that’s how much Canada values
health. But due to low birth rate and early retirement age, there is a shortage
of Nurses to deal with the ever-increasing population’s health needs. Registered
nurses and registered psychiatric nurses provide direct nursing care to
patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services
regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing and when necessary, also
train. Find out how to become a registered nurse in Canada in this post.

Clinical nurse, Community Health Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Emergency
Care Nurse, Intensive care Nurse, Nurse researcher, Nursing consultant, Occupational
health nurse, Private duty nurse, Public health nurse, Registered nurse (R.N.),
Registered psychiatric nurse (RPN.).

Positions on Indeed:
18,395 job posts


3012 – Skill Level A

Locations (by province):
Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British
Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

5. IT Cloud Architect
cloud architect - image

With the work-from-home revolution greatly sped up with the arrival of the pandemic, many employers are looking to the cloud to ensure the storage and transfer of information.

“Remote work opportunities continue to rise, and many Canadian companies have stated they’ll adopt hybrid approaches in the future,” notes Randstad. “Add in a need to support business continuity and the cost-savings and convenience associated with the cloud, and it’s no wonder so many businesses are implementing cloud solutions.

Job Titles:
Cloud Systems Administrator, Cloud Systems Engineer, Cloud Network Engineer, Cloud Product Manager.

Positions on Indeed:
23, 545 job posts


Locations (by province):
Ontario, Quebec, Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Waterloo, Kitchener, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Burnaby, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax.

6. Warehouse Workers
warehouse worker unloading a truck

In order to distribute products ordered online, warehouse workers are needed in full-force. They are the ones who handle, move, load and unload materials by hand or with a variety of equipment. Their employers are usually transportation, storage and/or moving, manufacturing and processing companies, and retail and wholesale warehouses.

Related Titles: Material Handler, Bin filler, Coal handler, Conveyor console operator, Forklift truck operator, Freight handler , Furniture mover, Lumber piler – building supplies, Stockpiler, Storage worker – material handling, Truck loader, Warehouseman/woman

Open Positions on Indeed: 16,422 job posts

Average Salary: C$34,127

NOC Code: 7452 – Skill Level C

7. Sales Associate
group of three business people: woman, man and another lady

With sales at the backend of every thriving business, sales associates and representatives are crucial, both in selling directly to the consumer or in Business to Business (B2B) sales. The drive is to increase sales and hence ROI for investors is ever increasing and so is the demand for competent sales persons in Canada.

Related Titles:  Audio equipment salesperson, Automobile salesperson, Car rental agent, Clothing salesperson, Computer salesperson – retail, Counter clerk – retail, Department store clerk, Furniture salesperson, Hardware store clerk, Jewellery salesperson, Retail sales associate, Retail sales clerk, Retail salesperson, Sales consultant – retirement home

Open Positions on Indeed : 15,771 job posts

Average salary: $37,931 CAD

NOC Code: 6421 –  Skill Level C

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, London, Richmond, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Victoria, Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec City, Saskatoon e Victoria.

8. Administrative Assistant

All managerial level and professionals both in private and public sectors need the expert services of administrative assistants to be effective. People who work in this role provide support for colleagues in various areas from accounting to clerical tasks. In Canada currently, Administrative assistants who specialize more in accounting or bookkeeping functions have had more chances, as the role is listed among the high demand jobs in the country.

Related Titles: Administrative assistant, Executive secretary (except legal and medical), Office administrative assistant, Secretary-clerk, Private secretary, Secretary (except legal and medical), Technical secretary.

Open Positions on Indeed : 15,526

Annual Average salary: $40,950

NOC Code: 1241– Skill Level C

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Montreal, Mississauga, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver, Quebec City,  Winnipeg, Edmonton, Brampton, Kingston, Victoria, Burnaby, Laval, Richmond.

9. General Labourer

The physically demanding jobs like excavating, demolition, compacting and cleaning up construction sites are part of the job description of Construction trades helpers and labourers. They also are usually tasked with assisting skilled tradespersons at construction sites, by moving materials and equipment.

Related Titles: Construction Trade Helpers and Labourers, Construction Craft Worker, Plumber helper, Roofer helper, Demolition worker

Open Positions on Indeed:  15,013 job posts

Average Salary: C$ 34,124

NOC Code: 7611 Skill Level D

High-Demand Locations: Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga, Toronto, Surrey, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Vancouver, Brampton, London, Langley, Abbotsford, Burlington.

10. Finance Officers and Advisor

After making money, managing it is very important and this job ranking as one of the top in demand jobs in Canada shows how sensitive Canadians and foreigners in Canada are interested in creating and preserving wealth. To properly do this, they require the services of finance advisors. Finance Officers and Advisors who works in Ontario and Alberta have the highest pay compared to those in other provinces/territories in Canada.

Related Titles: Financial Managers, Other Financial Officers, Financial Sales Representative, Controller of Financial Service, Financial Administrator, Financial Control Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Internal Audit Services Manager, Treasurer, Accounts Manager, Credit Adjudicator, Estate and Trust Administrator, Mortgage Broker.

Open Positions on Indeed:  13,097 job posts

Average Salary: C$ 68,019

NOC Code:  0111, 1114  Skill Level A

High-Demand Locations: Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Mississauga, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Markham, London, Surrey, Halifax, Hamilton.

11. Cleaners and Maintenance Workers

Health is wealth, and with the continually changing health and safety guidelines being implemented throughout the year to keep both employees and customers safe chiefly due to the pandemic, businesses need more people to help with cleaning and sanitizing. Essential work environments like grocery stores, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and hospitals are beefing up their cleaning staff and hiring regularly thus making cleaners and maintenance workers of high demand.

Related Titles: Cleaner, Housekeeping, Sweeper, Light duty cleaner, Building exterior cleaner, Carpet cleaner, Auto detailer, Sandblaster, Septic tank cleaner, Window cleaner, Building caretaker, Heavy-duty cleaner, Handyman/woman, School janitor

Open Positions on Indeed: 12,430 job posts

Average Salary: C$ 34,664

NOC Codes: 6731 – 6732   6733 –  Skill Level D

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Waterloo, Niagara Falls,  Ottawa, Calgary, Banff, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax, Kellowna.

12. Transport Truck Drivers

The distribution of most goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes rests on the shoulders of Truck drivers. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing, distribution and moving companies, trucking employment service agencies or they may be self-employed. As distributors always want to move goods and products around very fast, there is a need to not only fill the position of aged, retired or leaving commercial drivers but also to take on new ones to increase capacity. So, one can expect to find employment easily in Canada as long as you have the proper licenses.

For this occupation, a Class 3 or D license is required to drive straight-body trucks and a Class 1 or A license is required to drive long combination vehicles. Air brake endorsement (Z) is required for drivers who operate vehicles equipped with air brakes. In addition, you may be required to complete an accredited driver training course of up to three months duration, through a vocational school or college.

Related Titles: Bulk goods truck driver, Dump truck driver, Flatbed truck driver, Heavy truck driver, Logging truck driver, Long haul truck driver, Moving van driver, Shunt truck driver, Tow truck driver, Tractor-trailer truck driver, Transport driver, Truck driver.

Open Positions on Indeed:  9,313 job posts

Average Salary: C$50,700

NOC Code: 7511 – Skill Level C

High-Demand Locations: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Halifax, Toronto, Bramptom, Hamilton, Mississauga, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Montreal, Langley.

13. Human Resources and Recruitment Officers

As businesses grow, there is increased demand for people to assume the role of Human resources and recruitment officers to identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. In professional fields like engineering and technology, the demand for recruiters is very high.

A recruiter seeking to build a career in Canada is required to have a bachelor’s degree in a field like human relations, register as a professional recruiter and, in some cases, become a member of the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada (APRC). In addition, for some job opportunities, a certification as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) may be required.

Related Titles: Human Resources officer, Personnel Officer, Recruitment Specialist, Staffing Analyst, Staffing Coordinator, employment Supervisor.

Open Positions on Indeed : 8,291 job posts

Average Salary: C$60,048

NOC Code: 1223- Skill Level B

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa, Quebec City, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Markham, Halifax, Burnaby.

14. Accountant

People often associate accountants to book-keeping only, but the real thing is they are more than just book keepers who balance accounts. They are people who with the financial knowledge they possess, are in charge of overseeing budgets, revenue and expenses. It’s always good to specialize in one accounting field like auditing, taxation, payroll, or another so as to stand out by reason of your level of expertise in that area.

Just like every accountant in Nigeria must have an ICAN certificate to practice and be employed, being certified as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) is a necessity for accountants.

Related Occupations: Accountant, Chief accountant, Financial auditor, Income tax expert, Industrial accountant, internal auditor.

Open Positions on Indeed: 7,897 job posts

Average Salary: C$57,294

NOC Code: 1111,  Skill Level A

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa, Quebec City, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Halifax.

15. Project Manager

The nature of the job of project managers requires them to be flexible and possess an ability to juggle across different sectors and areas of expertise ranging from marketing, sales, engineering and more – with respect to managing people or budgets. To improve your potential of getting hired as a project manager, you would require a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Related Occupations: Project Manager, IT Manager, Operations Manager, Program manager, Construction Manager, Engineering managers, Information systems manager.

Open Positions on Indeed : 7,704 job posts

Average Salary: C$ 83,665

NOC Code:  0211, 0213,  0711,  Skill Level A /  1221 –Skill Level B

High-Demand Locations: Remote , Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa, Quebec City, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Markham, Halifax, Burnaby.

16. Web Developer

With the new two-week processing timeline in the Global Talent Stream of Canadian Immigration, web developers have a solid pathway to obtaining a Canada work permit easily. This is to encourage the much needed skilled persons into the Canadian workforce.

Related Titles: Web Designer, Webmaster, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist.

Electronic business (e-business) Website developer, Internet site designer, Internet site developer, Intranet site designer, Web designer, Web developer, Web manager, Website developer, Webmaster.

Open Positions on Indeed: 5,663 job posts

Average Salary: $60,000

NOC Code: 2175 – Skill Level A

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Waterloo, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax.

17. Carpenter

Carpenters are usually employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Related Titles: access floor specialist carpenter, apprentice boat carpenter, apprentice carpenter, apprentice carpenter-joiner, dock carpenter, finish carpenter, floor systems carpenter, form builder – carpentry, form carpenter, framer-carpenter, framing carpenter, house carpenter, interior finish carpenter, interior finish joiner, steel stud framer – carpentry, studio carpenter, wood frame carpenter, wood frame house carpenter, wood shipwright, wooden boat builder.

Open Positions on Indeed : 5,336 job posts

Average Salary: C$50,700

NOC Code: 7271 – Skill Level B

High-Demand Locations:  Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria e Abbotsford.

18. Supply Planner/ Supply Chain Specialists

The shipping industry has almost doubled in the blink of an eye and as a result supply chain specialists are in huge demand to the shelves are always stocked, especially in essential goods retail stores and warehouses. They are in charge of buying general and/or bespoke equipment, materials, land or accessing rights and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. Any procurement specialists with experience in managing a supply chain and networking with distributors are sought-after professionals right now.

Related Titles: Supply Planner, Supply Chain Specialist,   Supply Chain Analyst, Logistics Planner, Government supply officer, Material management officer, Procurement officer, Warehouse management, Purchasing agent.

Open Positions on Indeed: 5,556 job posts

Average Salary: $60,000

NOC Code: 1225 or 1215 – Skill Level B

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Waterloo, Ottawa, Dorval, Calgary, Edmonton, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax, Oakville.

19. IT Support and Help Desk

The demand for IT support workers is up to ten times more than what it was in the recent past due to the widespread subscription to and adoption of remote work by organizations and companies as a result of the pandemic. With more and more companies embracing work from home policy, the demand for this role doesn’t seem likely to reduce any time soon.

Being employed by computer hardware manufacturers, software developers and/or retailers, and other IT Unit support desks, their job is to provide first-line technical support to product users experiencing difficulties with computer hardware, software or with communications. They could also be employed by independent technical support companies, the public sector or they may be self-employed.

Related Titles: Call centre agent – technical support, Client support representative – systems, Computer help desk representative – systems, Computer help desk supervisor, Hardware installation technician, Hardware technical support analyst, Help desk technician, Software installation technician, Software technical support analyst, Systems support representative, Technical support analyst – systems, Technical support supervisor, User support technician.

Open Positions on Indeed: 4,993 job posts

Average Salary: C$ 53,625

NOC Code: 2282 – Skill Level B

High-Demand Locations: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Burnaby and Halifax.

20. Licensed Practical Nurses

Licensed practical nurses usually provide nursing services under the direction and supervision of medical practitioners, registered nurses or other health team members. To become one, you must complete a vocational, college or other approved program for licensed practical nurses in Canada and Register with the territorial and national regulatory bodies.


Related Job Titles: Graduate nursing assistant, Licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.), Operating room technician, Registered nursing assistant (R.N.A.)

Open Positions on Indeed: 4,972 job posts

Average Salary: C$53,801

NOC Code: 3233 – Skill Level B

High-Demand Locations (by province): Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

There you have it...

That’s the list of the top 20 most in-demand jobs in Canada for the Year 2022. We hope you found it useful. The next hurdle to cross after choosing a career path you intend to build in Canada is figuring out how to secure that job and transit onward to Canada, either alone or with your family. Each has its peculiarities but to find out more and plan a pathway with reduced chances of failure, reach out to us here and our friendly experts will be more than glad to help you.

4 replies on “The Most In-Demand Jobs In Canada – 2023”

Thanx for this. Its really helpful.

Can you verify if a private recruiting firm can source people from outside Canada and bring to o Canada.

We are glad you found our content to be useful. Now in response to your question, most recruitments for Canadian jobs require you to be in Canada to be eligible. It is extremely difficult to get recruited when you’re not yet in Canada – primarily because you have no Canadian experience. It is only when the candidate is invaluable – or under some other rare circumstance – that someone may be recruited when not already in Canada.

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