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Top Professions in Demand for Jobs in Canada in 2023

It’s time to bid farewell to 2022 and welcome a brand new year, 2023! Change is always constant and every year there are a different set of professions that are more in demand than others. So, if you are planning to study in Canada and have still not decided which course to enroll in, here are a few options you may choose from!

Some of the top hard skills that are in demand include:

1. Registered Nurse

There is a huge demand for Healthcare Practitioners such as Nurses and Doctors. By studying this course, it will be easier to find a job in this field and enter the Healthcare industry. This is a skill that is in high demand in Canada. 

Common job titles for healthcare professionals in nursing are: 

  • Adviser, Nursing
  • Consultant, Nurse – Public Health Nurse
  • Nurse
  • Nurse, Pediatric
  • Nurse, Physiotherapy
  • Nurse, Primary Care Nurse

According to WorkBC, registered nurses and registered Psychiatric Nurses may earn up to $ 85,150 CAD annually and the job openings that are expected to rise in the next 10 years are up to 20,140.         

Where to learn:

2. Accountants and Financial Auditors

Accountants are crucial for running smooth operations of huge businesses and companies. They are responsible for organizing, reviewing, and managing the financial records and transactions for the company. Just like Nursing, Accounting is also in high demand in Canada. Accountants may work as:

  • Accountant (Bank)
  • Accountant, Plant / Production
  • Accountant, Property / Public / Tax
  • Controller, Accounting / Division / Plant
  • CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant)

According to WorkBC, an Accountant may earn up to $ 61,713 CAD annually & the expected job openings in the next 10 years are approx. 11,160.

Where to learn:

3. Software & Web developers

Software Developers design, program, build, develop and maintain software using many different skills and tools. They also help build software systems that power networks and devices and ensure that those systems remain functional.

You can never go wrong with being in computer information technology, web, app, and software development! It continues to be lucrative and promises a lot of variety in how those skills can be applied. Common job titles for students who study Software Engineering and web development are:

  • Architect, Application / Software
  • Architect, Systems / Technical
  • Designer, AI (artificial intelligence)
  • Engineer, System Integration
  • Engineer, Telecommunications
  • Engineer, Verification / Testing
  • Designer / Developer – Intranet / Website
  • Developer, Web – E-business/E-commerce
  • Manager, Website

According to WorkBC

  • Software Engineers may earn up to $ 108,451 CAD annually & the expected job openings in the next 10 years are approx. 9,340.
  • Computer Programmers may earn up to $ 90,244 CAD annually & the expected job openings in the next 10 years are approx. 12,620.
  • Web Designers and Developers may earn up to $67,177 CAD annually.

So, choosing software programs is a good idea in 2023.

Where to learn:

4. Marketing & Sales

There are many job opportunities for those who want to make a career in Marketing and Sales. Marketing is one of the most diverse fields anyone can work in. With the growth of businesses, marketing jobs are always on the rise. People in this profession are responsible for analyzing and implementing communication strategies and developing marketing plans. Some of the job titles in marketing include the following:

  • Administrator, Advertising / Publicity
  • Channel Marketing Manager
  • Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Graphic Design Firm Manager
  • Manager, Fundraising Campaign
  • Manager, and Web marketing

According to WorkBC, professional occupations in Advertising, Marketing and PR may earn up to $ 59,898 CAD annually & the expected job openings in the next 10 years are approx. 5,240.

Where to learn:

5. Graphic Designers & Illustrators

Businesses always look for individuals who can create visuals that appeal to their target audience. Graphic Designers may work in a range of areas including web and digital design, motion design, advertising, branding, and marketing while Illustrators may specialize in children’s books, advertising, editorials and humour, medical, scientific, and technical illustration, as well as multimedia and digital design. Graphic Designers may work as the following:

  • 3D Artist
  • 3D Modeler
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Designer, Communication
  • Designer, Cover
  • Designer, Electronic / Video Games

According to WorkBC, professional occupations in Graphic Design may earn up to $ 58,668 CAD annually & the expected job openings in the next 10 years are approx. 5420.

Where to learn:

6. Human Resource Managers

HR managers manage a wide variety of activities for a company. This includes taking care of employees, hiring, training & supporting workers, creating labour relations and much more. They can also work in the private and public sectors, in an HR consulting company or may be self-employed.

  • Administrator, Staff relations
  • Adviser, Human Resources
  • Agent, Bargaining
  • Consultant, Training, and Development
  • HR Professional
  • Manager – Compensation and Benefits Claims

According to WorkBC, professional occupations in HR Manager may earn up to $ 77,167 CAD annually & the expected job openings in the next 10 years are approx. 3310.

Where to learn:

How about other occupations?

Not just this, if you have an interest in business, then you may want to consider programs that will help you become a business analyst or a business development Manager. Another profession in demand that you may want to consider is: 

  • Electrical engineer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Project Manager
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Optician
  • Sales Associate

Disclaimer: The information is obtained directly from the website WorkBC. The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please check their official website and digital channels.

Source: Registered Nurse Accounting WorkBC annual salary Software Engineers WorkBC Web Designers & Developers WorkBC Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and PR Graphic Designers WorkBC Human Resource Managers WorkBC Most in-demand jobs in Canada Langara College Nursing Nursing at KPU VCC Accounting Diploma BCIT Full Stack Web Development Graphic Designing at UFV HR AT KPU Business Diploma at Coquitlam College Canadian College Social Media Marketing HR Diploma at MITT SAIT Software Development Diploma

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