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North America 2008 Hot Job List

The Top 10 Industries Offering Fast Growing Employment and Wage Opportunities

 College graduates beginning  their careers this spring will find the job market offering a range of unique and highly-rewarding employment opportunities, according to industry research firm IBISWorld, Inc. As one of the north America’s most respected independent publishers of business intelligence research reports, IBISWorld today announced its top 10 industry picks offering the fastest growing number of jobs and growth in wages.  

   We believe there are 10 stand-out industries that every graduate should investigate this year with VoIP on top of the list.”
    VoIP To Create Jobs In 2008
    The industry leading the way in terms of employment growth over the next few years will be Voice Over Internet Protocol providers (VoIP), according to IBISWorld, with average annualized jobs growth of around 19.4 percent through 2012.     “This is the result of significant revenue growth forecast for the same period, driving more organizations to enter the industry, which in turn will boost employment.  And as an emerging telecommunications service,” said Mr.Van Horn.  “There still is a reasonable way for the sector to go as it gains greater consumer and business acceptance.   The outlook is good as household broad-band penetration is still rising, facilitating greater use of digital services and helping improve the call quality of industry services.”

  Second on the 2008 hot jobs list is fashion design services.  According to IBISWorld, opportunities for independent designers are expanding in response to the globalization of the fashion industry, as well as technological avancements in the industry.     “The ongoing trend of outsourcing discrete segments, or even total design
contracts, to independent designers is boosting employment within what is typically a tough industry for jobs creation,” said Mr Van Horn.  He added, “Trailing the VoIP sector with employment growth predicted at 5.3 percent in 2008, the industry will still provide job growth far beyond many other segments despite difficult economic conditions.”      Third in line is bridge and tunnel construction with employment growth estimated at five percent in 2008, as a result of overall industry revenue climbing seven percent to $23 billion this year, and by an anticipated 8.7 percent next year.  As a result, industry employment will rise at least five percent in 2008 on the back of solid cyclical growth in the value of publicly funded bridge construction as the nation begins to repair and replace the countries aging infrastructure, not to mention new infrastructure to keep pace with traffic and rail demands around cities from coast-to-coast.
   Forth place will be for those seeking a stable career, in a potentially lucrative industry, should think about physical therapy, a career path which incorporates the fields of physical, occupational, and speech therapy.  Mr. Van Horn said Physical Therapy will drive job growth for years to come as aging Baby Boomers, as well as high school, college, and professional athletes often require extended periods of therapy to recover from painful injuries.
    “The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims jobs in these professions are set to increase at a much faster rate than the average for other occupations,” advised Mr Van Horn.  He added, “IBISWorld predicts that significant growth in
demand for these occupations estimated to be about 4.9 percent could well  result in labor shortages over the next five years, which may negatively impact the sector’s revenue growth by driving up wage costs.”
    IBISWorld 2008 Adds Interior Designer Positions To Its Hot Job List    “Employment in the interior design arena is growing with interior designers experiencing strong demand as American households and small businesses are driving a relatively new, but growing market,” said Mr Van Horn.   He added, “As a result, we see an annualized employment growth rate for this sector in the range of 4.5 percent now through 2012.  “Much of this growth will come from the hospitality sector, with designers being employed to remain competitive by redesigning and decorating hotels and restaurants.   This trend can best be seen in Niagara Falls or Las Vegas where the casinos and hotels are constantly expanding and reinventing their properties to keep visitors coming back year-after-year.  On the commercial side of the industry, corporate clients are seeking to rejuvenate their office spaces, retail stores, and
leisure facilities.  Growth will also come from those looking to complete construction using environmentally friendly materials and designers promoting these services will reap rewards.
    Other trends promoting growth in employment include the popularity of home offices, the move towards larger bathrooms incorporating luxury items such as saunas, exercise areas and media equipment, and technological advances such as home networking and other systems to support modern living.    Interior designs to accommodate an aging population will also be a source of growth for the industry with homes being built with stair lifts, elevators
and wider doorways — all using low maintenance materials.
    Growth in Retirement Communities To Create Jobs
    Looking ahead, IBISWorld also puts retirement communities near the top of the employment growth list for the years through 2013.  The major driver behind this growth will be our aging population hiking up demand for medical
services and assisted living or senior care facilities, including accommodation for the aged (particularly those aged 75 and older), and other health care services.   “Therefore, those whose employment involves caring for the elderly are unlikely to be out of a job over the next few years,” said Mr Van Horn.  “This segment will generate increased employment by 4.5 percent to service an ever increasing number of the aged, Canada and the U.S.’ fastest growing population segment.” Mr. Van Horn added, “Over the next four years the number of people over 75 is projected to grow by 4.7 percent, compared to 4.4 percent for the population overall.  At the same time, the average age of the elderly will  rise, adding nine million people to this age bracket, up 15.8 percent through the year 2012.
    Ambulance Services and Ambulatory Health Care Services
    “The ambulance services industry is employing greater volumes of staff to meet the increasing demand for their services driven by changes in the delivery of health care, an aging population, and people insisting upon a
heightened level of emergency response,” said Mr. Van Horn.   “The result will be employment growth in the range of four percent, he added.  “Other ambulatory health care services will also experience good employment growth of about 3.9 percent in 2008 and in the years ahead.” 

   IT Support, CRM and Business Process Services
    “While growth in the IT support, CRM, and the business process services sector will not attain the dizzy heights of the past decade, employment growth is still expected to remain solid at around four percent a year,” said, Mr Van
Horn.  “The outsourcing of jobs to Asia is a primary factor in the slower employment growth rate for this industry.”  He added, “The result will be  higher wages for local staff remaining in the industry as they were likely to be more highly-qualified and skilled.”
    Open-End Investment Funds
    Last in IBISWorld’s list of “top 10 industries for employment growth” is expansion in the number of open-end investment funds with a growth rate of 3.9 percent expected in 2008 following consistent returns over the past four
years.  This is a result of an increase in mutual funds, as well as additional enterprises within the field in recent years.  IBISWorld believes any growth in mutual funds will be driven by “alpha” type funds which attempt to
outperform traditional indices. 

   Fashion Design Services, Social Advocacy Organizations, And Laboratory
Testing Services   Other industries with wages growth likely to exceed five percent in coming years include: fashion design services (5.6 percent), social advocacy organizations (5.1 percent), and laboratory testing services (5 percent).
    Other Sectors Present Hot Opportunities
    As diverse as they are, jobs in search engines, racing and other spectator sports such as golf and boxing, together with lingerie, swimwear, uniform and bridal stores, round out IBISWorld’s wages growth top 10 — all with a
respectable 4.9 percent annualized growth rate.  Increasing professionalism in sports, and an expansion in TV and other media sports programming are fuelling  growth in wages as well, with rising player contracts driving up wages not just for the athletes themselves, but for every employee involved in the  broader industry.    For example, while positions for professional athletes are limited, individuals involved in promoting, managing and umpiring our talented sports stars are enjoying strong wages growth, particularly coaches, managers, and  sports marketers.


Pursuing the Canadian dream:Canadian Economy

You might be wondering if Canada has put Immigration on hold due to the current world economic climate. In terms of immigration, things are certainly not grinding to a halt and the Canadian Government does not even see a recession hitting them as such, unlike many other Countries in Europe or the United States of America. I emigrated from the Dominican Republic to Canada and have been watching events unfold on the Business TV Channels here. I lived and work in US many years. New York and European Stock Exchanges have seen share values tumble and rally and also the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has taken hits. But Business is expected to remain reasonably buoyant over the coming months, and Canada’s Banking and Financial sectors are considered to be highly resilient compared to those of most other Countries in the World.

In terms of employment and the Jobs market, Canada still experiences skills shortages in many occupations, from Medical care to Truck Driving, Construction work to Lab Technicians. Add to this the fact that people from the ‘Baby Boom’ generation are beginning to retire in increasing numbers and you have double pressure on the skills shortages problem. The pressure is even greater in job sectors referred to as ‘Occupations under threat’, so there are solid opportunities for individuals who wish to emigrate to Canada and set up in certain categories of Business or apply for jobs in a variety of Trades or Professions.

But why else would you choose to live and work in Canada over European Countries like Spain or France, or Australia, New Zealand or even South Africa? If you are someone that wishes to escape the ‘Brussels straight jacket’ and also experience marvelous Seasonal weather and not be too far from family and friends, Canada is only a few hours flight from Europe. Taxation in Canada is reasonable, we believe, and you get an awful lot of ‘Bang for your Buck’. Our Council tax is $1,000 per year (about £500) and also includes water supply and waste water disposal. Gasoline is currently about $1.30 (65 pence) per litre and energy/grocery costs have risen only slightly this year. Unlike the Country we moved from, we don’t feel intruded upon by ‘thought control’ Police and ‘Political Correctness’, there are very few CCTV cameras and our trash can (dust bin), is not micro-chipped.

How and where do you start the process of Emigrating to Canada? We handled the process ourselves, arranging everything including the acquisition of Visas and Work Permits and the like, to buying a house, having our household effects shipped out to obtaining Provincial Health Insurance and National Insurance cards. We did  use a representative like an Immigration lawyer or Emigration Consultant but found out that they have no special powers to speed up your application process. You can fill in all the forms yourself and save thousands of dollars. We actually found a way of getting Government backing for our application that has expedited the process officially.

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Employment-Based Immigration Provides Avenue to Permanent Residency

For many outside Canada, employment holds the key to success inside Canadian borders. Although dissatisfied Canadians may complain about the current economic slowdown, what appears to lifelong Canadian citizens as a recession strikes many potential immigrants as rare economic opportunity. As a result, individuals from the world over compete for relatively few slots available for legal residency based on permanent employment in Canada.

In order to qualify for this employment-based immigration, foreign nationals must already be eligible for one of the existing methods of lawful residency under current Canadian Immigration Law. If that is the case, the employer must file a request with Canadian office of Labor before the process can proceed further. If the Department of Labor approves this request, the employer is then able to file an immigrant visa petition. Under this arrangement, the employer is, in effect, acting as the sponsor of the foreign national, vouching for his employment and suitability for Canadian residency

If things proceed smoothly, the foreign applicant will then receive an immigrant visa number (even if they are already in Canada on a temporary visa). Once this number becomes available and is assigned to the applicant, the only remaining step is to enter Canada (if she or he is outside) or apply to convert the immigrant visa into a permanent residency (if she or he’s already inside).

Typically, permanent residency based on employment requires that the applicant demonstrate extraordinary giftedness, achievement, or creativity. However, one program does exist to allow foreign medical and other professionals to enter Canada in order to set up practices in areas of Canada that are underserved by the existing medical infrastructure of North America in this case Canada.
If you are looking to emigrate, to a great place, which promises opportunity, stability and freedom, we recommend Canada. We did it and would like to help you too.

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Canada: Immigrants, Guest Workers

Canada accepts about 250,000 immigrants a year. Immigration accounts for about two-thirds of Canada’s population growth, compared to 45 percent in the US.

Canada has a point system to select immigrants, awarding immigrant visas to those who score at least 67 points on a 100-point scale of desiderata (desired things). Additional points are awarded for having a Canadian job offer, but such an offer is not necessary to obtain an immigrant visa.

Canada has identified three problems with its immigrant selection system: long delays in processing applications, the disconnect between the qualifications of immigrants and their success in the Canadian labor market, and the concentration of immigrants in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, cities that have a large share of immigrants, high living costs and often limited employment opportunities.

About 800,000 foreigners are waiting to immigrate. Many wait up to three years for decisions on their applications for employment-based visas. Once they arrive in Canada, many immigrants with qualifications find that their credentials are not recognized in Canada or that employers demand Canadian work experience.

In 2000, about 40 percent of the immigrants arriving in Canada, and 20 percent of those arriving in the US, had a college degree. A May 2007 Statistics Canada study concluded that immigrants reduce earnings inequality in Canada. The real earnings of Canadian college graduates fell seven percent between 1985 and 2000, in part due to the influx of college-educated immigrants, while the real earnings of lower skilled Canadian workers rose.

Guest Workers. The point system’s emphasis on selecting educated foreigners as immigrants has prompted some employers to demand more blue-collar and low-skilled foreign guest workers. Canada accepted 113,000 temporary foreign workers in 2007.