What type of positions are being recruited in Canada?

In Canada, the projection of employment demand for occupations is undertaken through the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). This information system is designed to provide historical, current and projected data both nationally and provincially. The focus of COPS is on long-term occupational needs and supply trends. The model provides the most comprehensive source of forward-looking employment demand data by occupation and by industry for B.C.

This model is maintained by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), in close consultation with partners in provincial governments and Service Canada regions.  The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development is the COPS provincial partner in B.C., and prepares the COPS BC Unique Scenario with their federal counterparts from Service Canada.

So positions on skilled trades, pharmacist, finance, dental hygienist and others below are the ones being recruited in Canada.

  •  Healthcare information technology. Technicians are needed for such emerging jobs as healthcare integration engineer, healthcare systems analyst, clinical IT consultant, and technology support specialist.
  •  Clinical Trials Design and Management for Oncology. Biopharmaceutical drug companies have more than doubled investment in research and development in the past decade. Managing clinical trials include choosing appropriate dosages, designing treatment plans and recruiting patients.
  •  Allied Health – Medical Technicians, Technologists and Assistants:
    Many allied health careers are well-paid, and in high demand. Therefore, if you have an associate’s degree, or a four-year college degree, you can choose from a wide variety of nearly 100 allied health careers
  • Medical Office Administrative and Support Jobs such as:
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Home Health and Hospice Care:
  • Home health, including in-home hospice care and home health aides for the elderly and disabled, are set to experience a whopping 50+% growth!
  • Registered nurse
    Canada’s aging population means this sector’s a dynamic place to be. A combination of factors will ensure a wealth of opportunity for nurses with college or university nursing degrees.
  • Geriatric healthcare. Hey, everybody is getting older which means there are more opportunities for jobs for pharmacists, geriatric care managers, geriatric nurses and managing facilities for seniors.
  • Computer and information systems managers
    The 2001 slowdown in the computer industry didn’t put a dent in this field. Wage growth is still better than average, as are actual wages (almost double the national average), while the unemployment rate is well below the national average.
  • Mobile media. Graphic designers, videographers, video editors, app developers and software engineers are needed to design and provide all the stuff that we now cram in our cell phones.
  • Embedded engineering. There are career options for software developers willing to learn some new tricks. Phones, appliances, televisions, automobiles and iPods all use processors to run. These complex digital processors are embedded systems, often built around a microprocessor core, that are designed by software engineers.
  • Data mining. Data mining is the technique for extracting specific types of information or patterns from large databases.
  • Human resource specialist or manager
    Demand for human resources specialists and managers is increasing and expected to stay strong, as companies place greater emphasis than ever before on human resources issues such as recruitment, training, employee relations and retention.
  • Occupational health and safety. More specialists are needed to cope with technological advances in safety equipment, changing regulations and increasing public expectations.
  • French/English translation and interpretation.
    Canada is officially a bilingual country but, with nearly 60% of the population speaking English as their mother-tongue, and only 24% speaking French as their first language. There are 77 million first language speakers and another 51 million second language speakers, according to the Ethnologue Report. (1) French is the second most commonly-taught second language in the world (after English).The 2001 Census total of francophones, those who report their mother tongue as French, was 6.8 million, or 22.9 percent of the population, down from 23.5 percent in 1996. The strongest demand for French speakers is in the health care, business and legal fields.
  • Content Writing/ Copyeditors/ paid blogging gigs/  freelancers focusing on business, travel and environmental subjects. Feature writing on the web. Is this where all those journalist for print media or newspaper reporters who have lost their jobs will end up.
  • Sustainable business practices and greening of all jobs. Green collar jobs can be found in every profession – even those you wouldn’t suspect. For instance, accountants are needed who understand what carbon accounting is.


Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, bilingual information designer, info-Preneuer;  career and  a business facilitator . She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

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