Top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021

Top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021

by IDP IELTS — February 17th, 2021

As the economy begins to improve from the pandemic, let’s explore the top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021 that are predicted to be in-demand.

Canada’s changing job market

Experts believe that Canada’s economy is recovering from the effects of COVID-19. Employers and employees have entered the new normal in 2021 and adopted digital transformation faster. As a result, it has switched the way people collaborate, where they work, how they manage their time, and how they commute.

The job market has also been through big transformations. It has impacted which industries have the most demand for new workers. If you want to take advantage of these exciting employment opportunities in Canada, it makes sense to understand the best jobs in Canada for 2021.

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Top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021

The forecast for 2021 is good for most sectors. Ranstad Canada believes that if you have specialised skills, there will be a job for you to show your strengths.

For job seekers, skills related to e-commerce, computer science, security and healthcare will be most in-demand.Randstad Canada

Top 10 jobs that Randstad Canada has predicted to be in high demand throughout 2021:

  • Customer service representative

Customer service is a challenging job on any day, but it got harder during the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives manage the needs of people who need emotional support. It’s important that these customers get to speak to a real person who can help them better.

  • Driver

Drivers are essential personnel who are logging in thousands of extra miles to keep us safe and fed. They deliver essential supplies to hospitals, supermarkets, and grocery stores across Canada. Without a doubt, the demand for all types of drivers will continue to remain high.

  • Registered nurse

In Canada, nurses are one of the top in-demand professions for the next 10 years. According to Canadian Nurses Association, Canada will need 60,000 nurses by 2022. Due to the pandemic, there will be an increase in demand for nurses, across the globe.

  • General labourer

The jack-of-all-trades. General labourers can help a business in almost any industry. It’s estimated that Canada’s construction and maintenance industry will need 50,200 workers by 2029 to keep pace with demand. Currently, there are more jobs available than employers can fill, so there’s no shortage of work.

  • Project manager

Project Managers are responsible for planning, managing and leading projects from start to end. Therefore, they are critical assets for companies across Canada. If you have experience in IT, manufacturing and construction, your skills will be sought-after.

  • Welder

Companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers and heavy machinery, use welders. If you’re a certified Red Seal welder, there will be many job opportunities for you in Canada.

  • Electrical engineer

From light bulbs to cell phones, advances in electrical engineering have benefitted us in many ways. During this COVID-19 pandemic, they have been critical to keeping industries up and running behind the scenes. Electrical engineers can find work in all industries where electrics are in use. These include utility companies, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Software developer

The IT sector is doing well with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. It’s clear that companies must digitally transform or risk becoming obsolete. Software developers and cloud engineers play a critical role in this process.

  • Accountant

Accountants are essential to employers to survive a crisis. They can help them understand trends, opportunities and adapt to new situations. Additionally, they can also offer strategic advice and clever ways to boost revenue and save money

  • HR manager

In today’s pandemic world, HR managers are trusted advisors who help develop critical policies. Their job is to keep people up-to-date, be reassuring and build trust. An HR manager who is versatile and collaborative across departments is in demand.

IELTS for Canada

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Canada is known for its high-quality and affordable education.

International students should be aware that Australian and NZ degrees are accepted and recognised in Canada. This makes it super easy to start your post-grad studies or find employment.

Canada has three of the top universities in the world, and they are known for their top quality research. Here, you’ll produce academic work that guides the future of our world.

Top Ranking Universities in Canada


University of Toronto (U of T)

Ranked 25th in the world, the University of Toronto was founded in 1827. It has grown and evolved into one of the top learning, discovery, and knowledge creation centres in the world. With a focus on innovation and inspiring invention, U of T has teaching and research faculty who are thought leaders in their respective fields.

The average undergraduate degree costs between CA$21,560 and 64,810 annually. The average fee is CA$45,690.

McGill University

Since 1821, McGill University has been educating the next generation of leaders. Students come from more than 150 countries, making McGill the most diverse student body in Canada.

Now, McGill is known for its studies into epigenetics, alternative energy sources from plants, and many environmentally friendly studies. McGill students win more awards than any other Canadian university, and 145 students have so far been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship.

Average undergraduate degrees range from CA$22,000 to $66,000 per year.

University of British Columbia (UBC)

In the top 100 universities in the world, UBC has two campuses, 58,000 students from 140 countries, and strives to make the world better.

Their focus is on challenging the status quo, changing the way things are done using innovation and discovery. They want you to realise your full potential.

The average cost per annum for an international undergrad student is around CA$53,000 depending on the course you intend to take.

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