Recession Proof Jobs and Careers in Canada

Hundreds of jobs are disappearing daily in many countries. In some industries people manage to keep their jobs during recessions and financial crises. What are the recession-proof jobs in Canada?

To keep a job during an economic recession, it helps to have a recession-proof career. Are there any industries, where jobs will be stable throughout the current global financial crisis?  Here I post a basic  list of  best recession proof  jobs, careerss and industries.

Recession Proof Jobs

Sales & Marketing representatives top the list–and, unlike other professions, not because there’s a shortage. Rather, in tough economic times, a good sales force is a critical way to pull a company out of a downturn.

Network administrators: they are responsible for the design and management of the physical and technical structure of company’s communication tools–such as shared files, e-mail, teleconferencing and company Web sites. Demand is particularly high in emerging markets like India, China and the Middle East, which are these creating networks for the first time.

IT and computer Jobs.  Jobs in this field would continue to be in demand even during financial crisis. The IT services still need to function efficiently with or without a recession.

Food related-jobs. People regardless of their status in life need to eat. Cheaper restaurants and take out counters obviously would need to staff up more employees to meet the demand.

Healthcare/ Medical-Related Jobs. During recession, the need for skilled nurses, doctors, caregivers, medical assistants, doctors, psychologists, psychoanalysts, home health aides, dentists, health service administrators/managers, would most likely be more in demand.
Recession Proof Careers

Medical-Related Careers.   Medical professionals are always in demand. For example, nurses, physical therapists, dentists, physicians, health services administrators/managers and other medical professionals such as pharmacists are always needed because there are always individuals who become ill and need medical care. Medical professionals typically work in schools, medical offices, community healthcare centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and hospitals.

Education Careers

Education is another stable career area due to the fact that there will always be children, adolescents, and adults who need to attend school. On the college level and graduate school level, there is a need for professors and administrators because there are always students attending college in order to get a college education.In addition, there is a need for individuals such as Private Tutors and Enrichment Program Instructors or Facilitators for specialized areas including languages.

Computer Careers
Computer science can be a good career area to pursue. Whether the career interest is in being a computer systems analyst, network systems and data communication analyst, software design, web master, web developer, Web Programmer, Information architecture or a network and computer systems administrator, if one is flexible geographically, that helps because businesses always have a need for competent computeror system analyst workers

Accounting Careers and Finantial Careers

Bookkeepig and Accounting can be a stable profession in times of recession due to the fact that even if the economic conditions worsen, people still have to pay taxes. As part of the process of paying taxes, people often need tax advice and tax preparation help. Accountants specialize in giving tax advice and tax preparation help. Thus, accountants work no matter what the economic circumstances are for individuals, corporate, for profit and for the non profit sector.
Recession Proof Industries
Security – No matter how bad the financial crisis gets, the need for security shall not decrease. Jobs like firemen, police, law enforcement officers, customs and security services, forensics, and shop security personnel may even need more skilled personnel during the recession.

Healthcare – As mention above the need for skilled nurses, doctors, psychologists and psychotherapists, analysts, caregivers, medical assistants, physical therapists, home health aides, medical records staff and health information technicians will hardly decrease and may even grow during the recession.

Education – The need for trained teachers and some other skilled people instructors or facilitators is the core processes of the education industry. In highly populated growth areas remain this constant during recessions and will probably remain so now.

Personal Care – Barbers, hairdressers, beauticians and cosmetologists also could keep their jobs. Businesses in the upmarket range might lose customers but those who cater to downmarket needs will probably survive.

Legal Professions – Skilled professionals in the claims and compensation sectors, or those dealing with bankruptcies, and contractual disputes usually see more work during recessions.

Food Industry – People can’t give up eating even during a recession. Cheaper take-aways and eateries would need more staff ready to work at lower pay to function than luxury restaurants, which may not have enough customers.

House and Car Repairs – Skilled house repair servicemen like plumbers or electricians in densely populated areas didn’t lose their jobs during previous recessions. Though not many new houses are being built, emergency repairs are vital. We might drive older cars, but they need to be serviced and repaired. Cleaners will still be needed so executive or average housekeepers will much needed.

Environmental Sector – The demand for skilled professionals in environmental health and protection has been constant and is not likely to diminish during the recession.

Sales and Marketing – Business need to market more aggressively in hard times. Skilled marketing and salespeople working on commission pay basis would keep their jobs even during the recession days.

IT and computing Services – IT services need to function always. Skilled people working to provide Web design, internet-based, computer and IT-related services in core business functions would still be in high demand throughout the recession and more during the next upswing.

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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 @

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

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