It’s quite obvious that every country wants people who are skilled and experienced enough to contribute to the economy and meet the labor gap in the market. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic sending us into our shells, things have drastically changed from what they used to be. Many businesses started to adapt and make changes.
Many employees started working from home. Businesses began using online collaboration and video-calling platforms. Other businesses that require physical attendance implement health and safety policies consistent with the government’s advice, such as wearing face masks and maintaining physical distancing. All these did not use to be in existence before Covid.
The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed most of the job sectors down but has also fueled a few, for example, administrative assistant positions have surged within companies that are specifically busier due to COVID-19, such as legal firms, HR, as well as health and safety departments. Drivers of all kinds were in high demand in Canada well before the pandemic and it’s expected that this trend will only accelerate due to an increasing number of online shoppers.
On the other hand, the tourism and hospitality, travel and leisure, retail, import, and export, as well as oil industries in Canada, were harshly affected but these industries are expected to make a remarkable recovery as restrictions loosen through 2021 and the virus is brought under control. It is time to look forward. More than two-thirds of Canadian employer’s plan to rehire employees who were laid off due to the pandemic, and experts are starting to predict the outlook for 2022.
Web developers work at various organizations from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations and governments. A web developer is a specialist who is involved in the development of applications or a programmer. The Average Salary is: $69,305
This one may come as no surprise. Drivers of all types are in high demand due to the pandemic, especially truck drivers, many of whom are responsible for delivering medical supplies to hospitals and essential goods to stores across Canada. The Average Salary: $44,234
Human Resources Manager (HR)
The HR manager is really in demand in Canada as they are responsible for employing capable hands in an organization from the jobs competitive applications submitted. Crucial for businesses to stay afloat during the pandemic, HR managers develop relevant HR policies such as remote work policies and health and safety policies. They are also responsible for keeping up the morale of the employees during such a difficult time.
In professional fields like engineering and technology, the demand for recruiters is very high. A recruiter trying to build a career path in Canada is required to have a bachelor’s degree in a field like human relations. A recruiter can improve their chances by registering as a professional recruiter, also by being a member of the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada (APRC). The average salary: $65,292
There are two reasons why software developers need employees to continue working from home and the increasing popularity of eCommerce. Individuals who can code, design, and build applications and websites may be able to find employment in Canada. The Average Salary: $85,600
In times of financial inconsistency, accountants are particularly sought-after. Accountants can advise businesses on issues such as accessing government funding and financial tax breaks. They also help businesses make important growth decisions. The Average Salary: $58,500.
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