HOT JOBS IN DEMAND

Truck and Warehouse

TRUCK DRIVER

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HIGH DEMAND JOBS IN CANADA

 
  1. Truck Driver

 

The Canadian economy relies on truck drivers, but there may not be enough young adults entering the trucking industry to fill the gap from retiring workers. Roughly half of the truck-driving workforce is between the age of 46 and 65, so many workers will be retiring in the coming decades.

Truck driving is near the top of the list for careers in demand in BC. WorkBC predicts that the province could have about 13,336 truck driver job openings from 2019 to 2029. And that's just one province. Dedicated transport truck drivers are needed almost everywhere to haul commercial goods from coast to coast. It's one of the most important jobs in demand in Canada.

Some areas depend on truck drivers much more than others. For example, residents of remote areas often count on truck drivers to bring them important products like food and clothing.
 

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: PEI, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, BC, and Yukon

  • Median hourly wage: $21.67

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alberta

  • Typical entry-level education: Completion of truck driver training; must also obtain appropriate licensing and endorsements

 

2. Welder

Welding is one of the jobs in high demand, largely due to new job growth rather than retirement rates. The welding workforce is a little younger than many others, so the current retirement rate in welding isn't as high as in many other career fields.

Due to ongoing advancements in the manufacturing sector, welders with high-level skills are likely to enjoy better job opportunities than those with only basic abilities. Welders who possess fitting skills can use a variety of techniques (like FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, and SMAW) and can read plans and blueprints are expected to be in the highest demand.

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: BC and PEI

  • Median hourly wage: $25.00

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and BC

  • Typical entry-level education: Completion of vocational training or an apprenticeship program; trade certification may also be required

 

3. Occupational or Physiotherapy Assistant

Overall, the senior and elderly population is living longer. And many of those Canadians want to enjoy healthy lifestyles for as long as possible. Occupational and physiotherapy assistants often play a part in making that happen. Additionally, hospitals have moved toward outpatient care models to free up beds, so they frequently offer occupational therapy and physiotherapy services as a part of that strategy.

Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and their assistants perform important work that helps people manage movement, mobility, and life-skills issues resulting from injuries, diseases, and other physical or mental conditions. You could help people live more comfortably, improve their mobility, or even extend the time they can live more independently. It's a good vocational field to consider because occupational therapy and physiotherapy assisting are regarded as future careers in demand. As the population ages, the need for such services is only expected to increase.

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan

  • Median hourly wage: $23

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Alberta

  • Typical entry-level education: Diploma

4. Industrial Electrician

Electricians enjoy some of the best jobs in the skilled trades. Industrial electricians, in particular, are in high demand. In fact, from 2017 to 2026, up to 1,200 industrial electrician jobs could go unfilled because of a lack of qualified workers. That's due to a combination of workers retiring, taking promotions, and moving on to other electrician positions and different careers.

As mining, gas operations, and manufacturing become more automated, more industries rely on industrial electricians. That could be beneficial for people like you who want to begin industrial electrician careers. You can prepare to take on the important job of installing, testing, maintaining, and repairing industrial machines and equipment.

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: Nova Scotia, PEI, and Ontario

  • Median hourly wage: $33.19

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC

  • Typical entry-level education: Completion of vocational training or an apprenticeship program; trade certification may also be required

5. Steamfitter or Pipefitter

Factories and other industrial facilities update and retrofit their piping systems, start new industrial construction projects, and upgrade their sprinkler systems. These ongoing projects ensure steamfitting and pipefitting continue to be in-demand jobs. Some employers report that it's difficult to find qualified workers right now. Plus, it's expected that the ongoing retirements of steamfitters and pipefitters will add to the hiring difficulties already being experienced.

Now could be an ideal time for you to learn the trade so that you can work with sprinkler systems and piping systems that carry all kinds of substances, including chemicals, fuel, steam, and water. Your responsibilities could include laying out, fabricating, assembling, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing a variety of systems.

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: Ontario

  • Median hourly wage: $36

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Saskatchewan, Alberta, and PEI

  • Typical entry-level education: Completion of vocational training or an apprenticeship program; trade certification may also be required

 

6. Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed practical nursing is among the most in-demand jobs in Canada for the same reasons as registered nursing. An aging population is placing more demands on the health care system, and a retiring workforce is creating a need to replace workers.

Although the licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce is younger than the RN one, a growing number of retirements is still expected in the coming years.

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: BC, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec, and Alberta

  • Median hourly wage: $26.30

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba

  • Typical entry-level education: Diploma and registration with a provincial or territorial regulatory authority

7. Software Engineer or Designer

Software engineering and software design are some of the top technical careers in demand. Almost 21,000 jobs are expected to be created in software engineering between 2017 and 2026. Some of those openings will be due to the need to replace workers who move into management, sales, or higher-level engineering positions. But most of them will be due to new job creation.

Anticipated growth in the computer, telecommunications, and mobile technology sectors is expected to fuel the demand for software engineers and developers. Additionally, growth in sectors like machinery and equipment manufacturing could further drive the demand. As a result, you may be able to pursue many potential opportunities in a high-tech career related to the design and development of software systems and applications.

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: Saskatchewan, PEI, New Brunswick, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and BC

  • Median hourly wage: $43.27

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Alberta, Ontario, and Manitoba

  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree

8. Pharmacist

As the aging population requires more pharmaceutical help to stay healthy, and an increasing number of retail stores offer pharmacy services (many on a 24-hour basis), the demand for qualified pharmacists in Canada will continue to grow. Another factor driving demand is the fact that many workers in this field are set to retire in the coming years.

Pharmacists are drug experts who play a critical role in patient education. They supervise the dispensing of medications and counsel patients on the use of each drug. Their role has expanded in recent years, with some provinces allowing pharmacists to renew prescriptions or even prescribe certain medications. This is a field with enormous potential in Canada over the next few years.

  • Highest-demand provinces and territories: New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and BC

  • Median hourly wage: $50.31

  • Highest-paying provinces and territories: Quebec, Alberta, and Manitoba

  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree and registration with a provincial or territorial regulatory authority

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