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Immigration Jobs in Canada

Exploring the potential career paths for skilled immigrants in Canada

Canada continues to experience a significant labour shortage. At the end of 2022, Canada had nearly 900,000 job openings. The challenge for businesses to fill job openings continues to be a concern for governments at all levels, exploring various solutions to attract and retain talent ranging from training programs to immigration policies, continues to be a top priority for Canadian governments.

Immigrating through one of the three Express Entry programs remains the most efficient and straightforward method of immigration to Canada. The three immigration programs under the Express Entry are Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class, and qualifying Provincial Nominee Programs.

Working in Canada

What does the Canadian government look for when accepting skilled workers?

The Express Entry was designed to streamline the immigration process for skilled workers immigrating to Canada with a pathway to permanent residency and citizenship. Each program assesses candidates on a point system that takes into account age, education, work experience, and language proficiency.

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The Most In-demand jobs in Canada

Healthcare

 

With an aging population in Canada, there has been an increasing demand for healthcare workers. Here is a breakdown of the job occupations in demand over the next 10 years.

Registered Nurses

Occupation Number: NOC 31301

Registered nurses are crucial in delivering direct nursing care to patients. They can be found working in different healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, clinics, and doctors’ offices.

Education Required: University Bachelor, Master’s, or Doctorate

Job Prospects: Very Good

Median Pay: $80,000/year

Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee

 

Family Doctors

Occupation Number: NOC 31102

Family Doctors or general physicians specialize in providing primary care to patients. Family doctors play a crucial role in the Canadian healthcare system. They are responsible as the primary contact for an individual. They diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries. They also promote disease prevention, conducting routine checkups and providing lifestyle advice.

Education Required: Doctorate

Job Prospects: Very Good

Median Pay: 216,833/ year

Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee

Pharmacists

Occupation Number: NOC 31120

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who hold a doctorate in Pharmacy and are trained to dispense medication and provide medication-related information to patients. They typically work at a private institution or at a hospital.

Education Required: Master’s or Doctorate

Job Prospects: Good (Most in demand in Manitoba)

Median Pay: $104,646/year

Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee

 

Technology

 
Technology careers are in high demand globally, and Canadian companies are actively seeking top talent to remain competitive. To stay competitive they are recruiting talent from outside the country.  Here is a breakdown of the job occupations in demand over the next 10 years.

Software Developer

Occupation Number: NOC 21232

Software developers’ responsibilities include designing, creating, and testing computer programs and applications. They are experts in programming languages and software development tools.

Education Required: University Bachelor, Master’s, or Doctorate

Job Prospects: Good (Most in demand in Nova Scotia)

Median Pay: $80,000 /year

Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee

Network Administrators

 

Occupation Number: NOC 22220

Computer network technician’s responsibilities include the management and maintenance of local and wide area networks, mainframe networks, computer hardware, and software.

Education Required: College Diploma or Bachelor

Job Prospects: Good

Median Pay: $64,000/year

Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee

Information Technology (IT) Manager

 
Occupation Number: NOC 20012

Computer and information systems managers oversee the operations of organizations involved in computer and telecommunications systems. They plan, direct, and evaluate activities related to software development, network administration, and information system management.

Education Required: University Bachelor, Master’s, or Doctorate

Job Prospects: Good (Most in demand in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec)

Median Pay: $110,000/year

Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee

Tech Jobs in Canada

Skill Trades 

Due to the aging workforce and a growing population, a boom in both residential and commercial development has left huge gaps in the trades workforce in Canada. The following trades are some of the most in demand currently.

Electricians

Occupation Number: NOC 72200

 

Electricians, install, repair, and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and other structures.

 

Education Required: College or Apprenticeship Job

 

Prospects: Good

 

Median Pay: $60,000/year

 

Immigration Programs: Federal Trades Worker

 

Plumbers

 

Occupation Number: NOC 72300

 

Plumbers, install, repair, and maintain pipes, fixtures, and other equipment used for water in buildings and other structures.

 

Education Required: College & Apprenticeship

 

Job Prospects: Good

 

Median Pay: $62,000/year

 

Immigration Programs: Federal Trades Worker

 

Welders

 

Welders join ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and machine operators operate pre-set production welding, brazing, and soldering equipment. These professionals are employed by metal product manufacturers, welding contractors, and shops that produce heavy machinery, boilers, structural steel, plate work, aircraft, and ships.

 

Education Required: College or Apprenticeship

 

Job Prospects: Good Median

 

Pay: $52,000/year

 

Immigration Programs: Federal Trades Worker

Skilled Worker

If you spotted a job on the list that matches your educational or career background and you’re interested to make the move to Canada, then don’t hesitate to fill out our assessment form. Our consultants will be in touch soon after to guide you on the next steps. But what if your profession or area of study wasn’t mentioned? No need to worry! Canada offers a wide range of immigration programs that you could be eligible for. Just complete our free assessment form, and our consultants will assist you in finding the best immigration program for your unique circumstances.

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