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17 Canadian Recession Proof Careers

 Despite the economic downturn, these careers are still growing.   These industries project promise—and jobs—for the future, according to  data extracted from  Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), and Canada Occupational Information database.  

  • Software Development/Designer Including also Web developers, Apps developers .

Median pay: $85,000-$95,000

When businesses need people to write programs to fit their needs, these are the people they call on.

  • Nursing and other Health Related fields

Median pay: $35,000-$60,000

Nurses are almost universally needed, no matter what city or town you call home. And a perpetual shortage means plenty of jobs. Doctors and nurses are obviously vital but also people like health economists and epidemiologists are in demand to help the government understand how best to channel resources for future generations.

  • Accountants

Median pay: $65,000-$70,000 Managers who are great with numbers are always in high demand, in both good times and bad.

  • Business Analysts

Median pay: $65,000-$75,000 Analysts research how to fulfill the needs of their prospective companies

  • Forensic Science

Technician Median pay: $48,000 These are the scientists who solve crimes by working with evidence in a lab

  • Dental Hygienist

Median pay: $62,000 The dental helpers who clean your teeth have a higher median salary and a stable career

  • Education

 Math, Physics and science teachers will be in demand as Canada  struggles to compete with other countries in engineering, technology, and medicine. A growing immigrant population means more English-as-a-second-language classes will be needed.  

  • Postsecondary teachers and  Trained Online Instructors – Median salary: $56,120 Education: bachelor’s degree and often a master’s or doctorate
  • Teacher assistants – Median salary: $21,580 Education: some post-secondary education or vocational training  
  • •Educational, vocational, and school counselors – Median salary: $49,450 Education: secondary education, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s  
  • Database Administrator Median pay: $70,000 Workers with the ability to organize data are in high demand and will continue to be as more systems go online.

 

  • Trades Services

 This includes such trades-people like plumbers and electricians.  Often times such jobs require a level of manual labour that many are uncomfortable performing – this incentivizes people to hire the necessary experts for the job.  While housing development may take a hit during such times, maintenance issues will always be present.

 

  •  Energy  

Some of the jobs in this field are the result of projects started a year or more ago. But the real boost will come from the new administration’s commitment to a more efficient national energy system. “Growth of energy consumption around the world will keep this sector strong,” says Laurence Shatkin, coauthor of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs.

  • Power plant operators – Median salary: $56,640 Education: vocational training and several years of on-the-job training  
  • Insulation workers – Median salary: $31,280 Education: secondary education and vocational training
  • Electrical power-line installers and repairers – Median salary: $52,570 Education: vocational training and several years of on-the-job training  

 

  • Mental Health

Counsellor Median pay: $37,840 Counsellors assist clients dealing with mental health issues such as depress

  • Skin Care Specialist

Median pay: $30,000 While the average salary is low, the stability of skin specialists who work in spas is on the up and up. 

  • Green Environment

Green is getting the green light in a nationwide push to make homes and office buildings more energy-efficient and to develop alternative energy sources (solar, wind, nuclear) as well as fuel cell technology. “Anything involved with wind power, either the design or related products, will be big,” says Laurence Stybel.  

  •  Environmental scientists – Median salary: $58,380 Education: master’s  
  •  Environmental engineers – Median salary: $72,350 Education: bachelor’s  
  •  Hydrologists – Median salary: $68,140 Education: master’s

 

  • Veterinarian

Median pay: $80,000 While vets definitely have to endure more schooling, we’ll always need specialists to heal our precious pets.

 

  • Financial Services  

Rising from the ashes of a very bad year, financial services have a bright future. Corporate America’s wretched excesses mean more government regulation. Workers who are retiring will need advice on how to make their money last. Small businesses may outsource accounting services. As we get to the middle of the recession, there will be a wave of mergers and acquisitions, Stybel predicts. “People with experience in managing the process-corporate attorneys, investment bankers, and accountants-will be in demand.”  

  • Financial advisers – Median salary: $67,660 Education: bachelor’s  •Accountants and auditors – Median salary: $57,060 Education: bachelor’s  
  • Sales agents (securities and commodities) – Median salary: $68,430Education: bachelor’s  

 

  •  Government  

Once you become a citizen, more than half a million  employees will retire by 2021, leaving open positions at agencies at The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, also known as ( CSIS) or The Canadian Space Agency (CSA. There will also be opportunities at the state and local levels. “In addition to police work and homeland security, government inspects and regulates many industries,” says Shatkin. “Workers can sometimes capitalize on their experience in an industry by moving into a regulatory job.”  

  •  Government property inspectors – Median salary: $48,400 Education: vocational training, associate’s or bachelor’s  
  • Immigration and customs inspectors – Median salary: $59,930 Education: bachelor’s
  • Urban and regional planners – Median salary: $57,970Education: master’s  

 

  •  Funeral Services

 As morbid as it may sound, morticians should not be affected by the financial crisis since they will always have customers.  One could even make the argument that the recession shall lead to even more customers since the stress of unemployment could lead to a rise in the death rate.

 

  • Actuaries

When you apply for insurance, actuaries look at your overall qualities (job, health, family medical history) and will try to come up with a rough idea on what potential health risks you might face in the future.  This is something insurance companies care deeply about since this directly impacts their profit margin.  In 2008, Time Magazine looked at the salaries of which jobs least respond to economic downturns; Actuaries were ranked as one of the best on this list

 

One of the sectors preparing for a boom is infrastructure, which will benefit from the billions of dollars in highway, sewer, transit and building projects contained in the latest and past federal budgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Get A Job In Ontario Today

Are you wondering how to get a job in Ontario?

Visiting Ontario to explore the business and lifestyle opportunities available to you and your family is strongly recommended.

Ontario’s large and diverse economy offers prospective entrepreneurs a wide range of business options. Assessing the business climate first hand can be an excellent way to start your research.

Ontario also offers newcomers lots of choice in where to live. Whether you are interested in a large, cosmopolitan centre, a medium-sized city or a small town or rural area, Ontario has a location to suit your needs. Learn more about communities in Ontario.
Ontario is a very competitive and expensive province. The city of Toronto for instance  is filled with foreign employees, as its main multicultural hub,  such as those from other USA or  EU countries, or those from Commonwealth countries like  Australia or NZ. To successfully get a job in Ontario, you will need to make sure you are fully prepared before you arrive.  

  • Get a work visa. Unless you were born in USA,  England or hold an EU passport or live in a Commonwealth country with a grandparent from England, you will need to obtain a work visa to enter and to  get a job in Canada. Contact your nearest consulate to start your application.
  • Obtain a Social Security number. Your Social  Security number is similar to a National  Insurance number. You will need it to pay taxes and make  Social Security contributions. Contact the Services Canada to get an SI number.Get yourself a mailing address. Employers require you to provide an address to have on file. Make sure you have your accommodations sorted out before you arrive in Ontario. Since hotels are expensive in Ontrio, consider checking the internet or a local Ontario newspaper for cheap accommodations.
  • Obtain a local phone number. If you already own a GSM phone, simply buy a local SIM card. If not, consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone when you arrive in Ontario. Make a CV (curriculum vitae). A CV is similar to a resume. It is one to two pages in length and is a summary of your employment history, skills and education. Also consider to join or opening accounts with  Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter to use as online portafolios and network.
  • Start the job hunt. Consider checking local Ontario newspapers like “The Toronto Star” or ” The Globe and Mail”  for job want ads. Also check job websites that cater to Toronto or the city you going to . You will also find job listings at local council job centers, or you could join a recruitment agency. One example of a popular Ontario temp agency is Adecco.
  • Consider opening a current account (similar to a checking account) at a local bank. Once you’ve found a job, you will need a bank account as most CND employers like to pay directly into your account.

Information to assist in planning your trip to Ontario including hotel listings with on-line booking options, calendar of events and information on local amenities is available at Ontario Tourism and Tourism Toronto.

Use your exploratory trip to learn about the business climate, meet appropriate contacts and experience first-hand Ontario’s high quality of life.

Self-Marketing in the Canadian Job Market

As Wikipedia states: “The career management process begins with setting goals/objectives. A relatively specific goal/objective must be formulated. This task may be quite difficult when the individual lacks knowledge of career opportunities and/or is not fully aware of their talents and abilities. However, the entire career management process is based on the establishment of defined goals/objectives whether specific or general in nature. Utilizing career assessments may be a critical step in identifying opportunities and career paths that most resonate with someone.”

In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps.

Here are some job search strategist

1.Do research about the companies you are applying to, take time to determine the best career choice and to keep a job-hunting spreadsheet.   By using the spreadsheet, you’ll quick access to everyone’s contact information and could quickly find the details you needed about people and jobs, instead of keeping track of dozens of business cards, e-mail messages and written notes.   Words of wisdom: In a tight job market, getting all the details right matters, and a spreadsheet helps. “(It allowed me to have) a much more personalized approach and whenever communication would occur I could check the spreadsheet and know exactly where we left off.

Highlights  

•Use Facebook and its microtargeting ability to find help in your search.  

•Follow bloggers on Twitter to learn about the latest job openings.  

•Shadow an employee to learn about their job, and you might get noticed.

Smart strategy:

Turned to the microblogging service Twitter to see if   you can find the latest job postings. Do also  real-time Twitter searches by position and location (“executive assistant, Hamilton”) to pull up recent tweets.

One USA example also use in Canada:

Name: Marian Schembari Old gig: Freelance writing in New York and Connecticut New gig: Associate publicist at Jane Wesman Public Relations in New York Smart strategy: Instead of responding to an employer’s job posting, she posted an ad for herself on Facebook, the social networking site, and used its microtargeting capability to home in on people who were most likely to offer her a job.  

Her ad asked, “I want to work for Harper Collins, can you help?” Anyone identifying themselves as a company employee saw it on their page. Readers could click on a link that directed them to her resume. Though she wasn’t able to find work with Harper Collins, she did connect with 100 people in two weeks, including someone who was able to offer her a job.   Words of wisdom: Recognize that the best way to get a job isn’t always to apply for it directly.

“I wasted so much time writing perfect cover letters and sending them into the Internet abyss,” she says. “You have to get out there in a way that people will come to you, not the other way around.”

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Achieving financial freedom in Canada

How to Achieve Financial Freedom through a list of options of  web based businesses   in Canada

Explore what Business and careers match these  

You may already have ideas about business and careers you might like to do in Canada– but your ideas are unlikely to be comprehensive. Use the Careers Managment Service  – and resources in this section of the website – to widen your ideas. Once you have a range of ideas, narrow down your options and think about how to make a decision. And remember, there are other options to applying for permanent jobs immediately, including:

 • Further study  

• Travelling  

• Volunteering  

• Internships (see travel and work)  

• Time out!

Portable Business and Careers in demand in Canada

So which skills are most in demand? Here are 10 of the hottest:
 
1.  Information technology.  the fastest-growing category of keywords — including HTML5, Android, mobile app, and social media — were in IT, and for instance  we that Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts fits the bill.

The network systems and data communication analyst career field is projected to grow by 30 percent from 2008 – 2018. The rapid spread of computers and technology has demanded an increase in highly skilled workers to develop and maintain systems for new technologies. Systems analysts typically solve problems related to computer technology to meet organizational needs. Network systems and data communications analysts are expected to be among the fastest.

You don’t need a magic wand to notice that it is a  Portable Career and business  in demand in Canada.

The computer software engineer career field is projected to increase by 21 percent since the year 2018. Computer software engineers generally design and develop new computer software systems by incorporating new technologies in a growing range of applications.  Openings for software developers who specialize in applications will rise by more than one-third (34%) since 2018, we are in 2021….rising pay in these fields reflects the surge in demand. What would we do without computers and technology  today? it’s the hottest of all.
 
2. Health care professionals. Partly due to the aging in Canada, health care has been hot for a while now, and the trend shows no sign of slowing. not all Portables but the field of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians , Physical Therapist Aides,  opticians, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians and Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors are. You can open many business with them too. Will the world move forward without health professionals? Nope…..remember you need all your organs, limbs and mind….The health field is always a good investment and it’s always in demand. Can you do much without health? i don’t think so.

3.  Bilingual Health care management and support staff. Don’t have the training or experience to work directly with patients? No worries. “People often overlook the fact that businesspeople run health care companies. “With all the change happening in the system now, there is churn as well as growth. We’re constantly seeing new openings in general management, finance, marketing, human resources, you name it.” Being able to communicate in another language is an asset and it’s very portable.
 
4. Engineers. Note to college students who want their pick of job offers when they graduate: Consider majoring in engineering. A whopping 88% of employers in a new poll by the Society for Human Resource Management bemoaned the difficulty of finding enough engineers to hire.  Civil engineers are in demand too.

 
5. Industrial skills. Think Canadian  manufacturing is slowing down? Think again. Electricians, carpenters, welders. Moreover.  “We’re seeing an increase in industrial hiring in logistics, supply-chain management, and plant management.” As more companies go global, demand for expertise in logistics — the art and science of moving stuff efficiently from one place to another — will continue to heat up.
 
 
6. Life sciences and biotech. Medical innovators ranging in size from Big Pharma down to biotech startups are on a hiring binge. As with health care companies in general, these employers will also need managers and support staff .
 
7. Salespeople/Customer representative. Selling has historically been the closest thing there is to a recession-proof career, and this economic downturn is no exception.  Since they’re the ones bringing the dough in the door, salespeople are often the first to be hired and last to get laid off.  
8. Accounting and finance. Demand for accountants and finance mavens (particularly forensic accountants and compliance specialists) has been climbing steadily for the past several years.
 
9. Discount retailers. “Not to mention any specific company names — everyone knows who they are, anyway — but the big locally discount store companies have flourished during this recession.

 
10. Private equity or wealth firms. Recruiters report that private equity firms are actively seeking management talent for their portfolio companies “across all industries and all functional areas. “They’re poaching already-employed, seasoned managers from big companies — people who can step into either a turnaround situation or a pre-IPO company and make it work. These are challenging jobs, and could be a real feather in a manager’s cap if he or she can bring it off successfully.”

Note: More information related to  Canadian Apprenticeship programs  and  Portable business and careers in demand in Canada     may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship   or for  Business opportunities in Canada   phone at  647.448.2052 or hinenisyndicator(at)gmail.com

Best way to approach Canadian Companies For Jobs

 These days its not what you know but who you know.

First of all in order to approach Canadian companies for work , you need to follow protocol for each company. I don’t recommend any job seeker the HR Manager directly. It’s better STAFFING organization, not Human Resources. They should apply directly via the company’s preferred way of receiving applications or reach out to the appropriate recruiter at the company. If they do contact the HR Manager or anyone else at the company out of the blue they could be hurting their chances of getting hired. Also, the person(s) applying should read the job description VERY carefully to ensure they are actually qualified.then and only then you should try to find someone who will endorse you that is inside of the company. Have that person approach HR or hiring manager. If the company is progressive, they will give employee referred candidates preference.

The following are the most succcesful aproaches tips:

Step 1: Research your Target Companies  

Start off by compiling a list of preferred companies that you wish to work for, but before you start cold-calling blindly you need to ensure that you have properly researched these companies. Find out who the appropriate line manager is that is responsible for the department in which you wish to work and also find out who the HR Manager or Recruitment Manager is within the organisation and see if you are able to connect with them directly on professional networks such LinkedIn.      

Step 2: Find out if your Target Company is hiring Don’t start calling until you are sure that the company is currently hiring and not retrenching. It would be most embarrassing if you were to call a manager or recruiter for potential openings when they are in the process of downsizing.      

Here are some tips on how to find out if the company is hiring:  

•Type the company’s name in on Google ‘Company Hiring’ or ‘Company Careers’ (use synonyms for Careers such as Vacancies, Opportunities, Employment etc).

•Visit the company’s website directly to see if they have a careers page and are advertising any opportunities or inviting CV’s.

•Visit popular job boards such as  workopolis.com or monster.com  and go to the ‘Who’s Hiring’ or companies directory page to see if the company is advertising on job sites.

•Look for the company’s overview or careers page on LinkedIn and see if they are promoting careers.

 •Search on YouTube or across the internet in general to see if the company has a recruitment video with instructions on how to send your CV.  

•Network with people within the company and ask them if they are aware of any openings. You can connect with people via niche industry portals or on social and professional networks.  

•See if the company has a FaceBook page which you can join so that you can be kept up to date on any hiring campaigns.      

Step 3: 

Get your CV in . The most obvious approach  to apply to job openings that you might have discovered and that meet your skills and expertise.  

Here are some suggestions on submitting your application:

•Be sure that you follow the company’s instructions for receiving applications exactly as they might reject your CV if it has come via an unspecified channel.

•Include a well thought-through cover note.  •Address the cover letter to the specific person (if possible).  

•Keep your CV to a minimum. You can inform them on your CV summary that you have a more comprehensive CV available should they require it. Be sure to highlight key skills and achievements as they relate specifically to the job you are applying to.  

•If the job advert asks for specific requirements to be met or to be included in either the cover note or CV, be sure to follow these instructions carefully.  

•Mention your availability for interviews as well as your availability to take up employment should you be successful.  •Take care to ensure that your CV is free from errors before submitting it.      

If you know of someone that is currently working for the company, contact them and ask them if they could endorse or recommend you. If you are connected to employees of the company through via a professional platform such as LinkedIn, you could ask them to refer you to the hiring manager.  

You may also want to consider contacting a recruitment agency that specialises in your industry and ask them to represent you by marketing your CV to the company that you want to work for.

Canada Business Development Opportunities

Canada’s rapidly growing economy, vast population and business infrastructure offers tremendous Canada business development opportunities to USA  companies and other countries.   Whether it is setting up operations in Canada, or tapping into Canada’s Market potential, many companies today are experiencing great business success.  More about why do business in Canada.

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Canada Manufacturing Operations
Businesses are setting up manufacturing in Canada to improve their cost competitiveness as well as to be a more strategic supplier to its customer base that is already in Canada.  We can help you with the planning and execution of a manufacturing resource in Canada. Specifically we help you with:

Planning
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All Legal and Tax Issues
Local Partners
Risk Mitigation
Implementation
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Canadian Sourcing and Supply
Finding the right Canadian  Partner can afford businesses great cost reduction opportunities.  It is critical to find the right partner that can meet your short and long term supply objectives as well as have the capability to meet all your quality expectations.  USA-Global-Canada Business HM understands the supply chain opportunities and challenges in Canada and can improve your chances of success by:

Finding Quality Partners & Products
Helping with Legal, Taxes and Documentation Issues
Assist in Supplier Management
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Penetrating the Canadian Market
Exports to Canada are approaching  Billion Dollars annually.  The Canadian Market is huge, growing fast, and affords a tremendous opportunity to USA or global businesses.  USA-Canada Business  HM can:

Identify Opportunities
Find Strategic Trading Partners
Work with Local Authorities
Assist with Business Development

    

Canada Businesses Expand in USA, Europe and Latin America 
The USA and South American  markets offers expansion opportunities for Canadian  Companies.  USA-Canada Business HM can help  foreign companies enter the Canadian Market by Providing:
Sales and Management Consulting
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Strategic Overview & Planning
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