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.
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.
Electrical engineers play an important role in the modern economy. Electrical engineers design, analyze, specify, construct and test electrical systems and components and are responsible for their safe operations. The Average Salary: $74,997
Pharmacists collaborate with programs and services that are designed to promote well-being and health. A pharmacist can build a career path by working in a hospital or a drugstore or starting their own pharmacy.
Pharmacists are provincially regulated. The requirement is a degree in pharmacy, pass the exam conducted by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) and register in your province or territory to become a certified pharmacist in Canada.
With the COVID-19, individuals are scared that the virus will slow down a lot of things and they do not know how to go forward with their finances, hence the financial advisor comes in to advise them on what to do next. Guiding them on the path to financial management, especially helping individuals with rents, mortgages, and even debts. They can even serve as a form of advertisement for the financial institution they work with. The Average Salary: $62,971
There exists a need for general laborers across the country. If you are interested, there are more positions available than employers can fill. General laborers are known for moving types of equipment and material from one place to the other. It is a very physical job and highly demanding. The kind of jobs expected of them are;
- compacting activities etc.
Construction craft workers prepare and clean up construction sites. The Average Salary: $47,678
Nurses are regarded as essential workers in Canada and fortunately, they are in short supply even before the pandemic. In other words, with the pandemic, the job industry has become hotter and more pressing. Aside from the fact that they are needed to treat patients, the Canadian senior citizens would be needing their attention as well. The Average Salary: $80,126
People who work in this role provide support for colleagues in areas like accounting and other clerical tasks. Administrative assistants who specialize more in accounting or bookkeeping functions have had more chances, as the role is currently listed among the high-demand jobs in Canada. The Average Salary: $45,927
In an organization or company, this is the first person that represents the company. A receptionist has a huge role to play in the impressions they create on existing or prospective clients who desire to partner with an organization.
A receptionist is meant to have good customer service and client relationship skills that cut across the verbal and non-verbal form of communicating professionally. The Average Salary: $31,304