Top High In-demand Jobs in Canada – Do you know that there are a lot of job opportunities for you in Canada as a tradesman?
There are a lot of trade jobs that are in demand in Canada and this is because a lot of people always want the “white collar jobs” and thereby leaving the trade jobs like carpentry, welding, plumbing and others. This has left a lot of space in the trade jobs industry and caused a high demand for these skilled workers.
If you are into construction, manufacturing or home maintenance, there are a lot of job opportunities for you in Canada and you can work for an employer in Canada or you can work for different clients.
Also, Canada has a target of inviting about 1.23 million immigrants to the country before 2024 to come fill up labour shortages in the country and contribute to the growth and development of the country.
You also get to enjoy some wonderful benefits that come with living and working in Canada like better standard of living, security, free healthcare etc.
In this article, we are going to be looking at the top sectors in Canada that are in need of trade workers and also how you can immigrate to Canada as a trade worker.
Without further ado, let’s proceed…
Top 5 Sectors In Need Of Trade Workers
- Health and social assistance
There are a lot of job opportunities in this sector for trade workers even though they might not see it as that. As a trade worker, you would find job in the healthcare sector in provinces like British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Quebec.
Most hospitals in Canada rely on trade workers to help them in repairing and maintaining their machines and equipment so that there will be smooth running of operations especially during this pandemic period.
You can work as a maintenance technician, plumber or electrician as these are the trade jobs that are available in this sector.
As a trade worker in this sector, you could earn an average of about $11.80 to $15.00 per hour.
The construction industry in Canada is always growing and so there are always employment opportunities here for most trade workers. As a trade worker working under construction, you will find more job opportunities in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
You can work as a labourer, crane operator or contractor and you could earn an average of about $11.80 to $15.00 per hour depending on the province.
This is one of the most important sectors of every country and so there is always a demand for workers in this industry and as a trade worker, there are job position for you to fill like welder, carpenter, machine fitters and millwrights.
There are more job opportunities for you in provinces like Manitoba and Ontario and you could earn an average of about $11.90 to $15.00 per hour.
- Accommodation and food services
The job vacancy rate in this sector is at 7.8 percent and will certain increase in coming years because this industry has the highest shortage of workers in Canada like the food and beverage servers, sanitizing specialist and cleaners.
There are more job opportunities in provinces like Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and you would see job vacancies like refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, butchers and chefs. You could earn about $15.00 per hour.
- Retail trade
This sector has begun to pick up again in Canada and with various online shopping outlets and websites; there is now an increasing demand for trade workers in this sector especially when it comes to transportation of goods.
Truck drivers and also dispatchers are highly needed in provinces like Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and you could earn about $11.82 to $15.00 per hour.
How To Immigrate To Canada As A Trade Worker
Like we mentioned earlier that there are about 100 immigration programs through which you can immigrate to Canada but it is important that you know the immigration program that is most suitable for you and that is why we are here.
We are going to show you some of the best immigration programs through which you can immigrate to Canada as a trade worker and they are:
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program (Express Entry System)
- The Provincial Nomination Program
- The Atlantic Immigration Pilot
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program
This is one of the federal immigration streams managed under the most popular immigration program in Canada which is the Express Entry Program. The FSTP is for skilled trade workers that want to work in Canada and through this program, you can gain permanent residency in Canada.
You will have to meet the requirements for the program and they are:
- You must have a valid job offer which is a full-time
- You must have a skilled work experience of at least two years in the skilled trade
- An educational qualification is not necessary but it will boost your score and
- You must take the approved language test in English or French in writing, speaking, listening or reading and you must get a minimum score of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all abilities.
- You must prove that you have sufficient funds to help you settle in Canada and also take care of any other family member coming with you unless you have a valid job offer.
- You must have no criminal record and also have sound health
Jobs under this program are:
- Maintenance and equipment operation trade
- Industrial, electrical and construction trades
- Supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production
- Chefs and cooks
- Butchers and bakers
- Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators.
- Provincial Nomination Program
This program is designed to allow provinces in Canada nominate foreign workers to get permanent residency in Canada. Through this program, employers in Canada can hire foreign workers to come fill up job positions.
The program is designed and coordinated by the provincial governments and so each of the participating provinces are in charge of their immigration requirements and it is set to meet its economic needs. One of the major requirements is that you must have a valid job offer from an employer in the province you wish to work in.
There are 11 participating provinces which means that there are 11 Provincial Nomination Programs in Canada but not all are suitable for you to apply for as a trade worker and so we will be looking at the most suitable PN programs you can use to immigrate to Canada as a trade worker.
- The British Columbia PNP
It is either you apply through the BC Express Entry Stream or you go through the BC Skills Immigration Stream.
- The Ontario PNP
As a trade worker, you can go through the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream under the Human Capital category, the Foreign Worker Stream or the In-Demand Skills Stream as all these streams are for skilled trade workers.
- The Alberta PNP
As a trade worker, you can go through the Alberta Express Entry Stream or you can go through the Alberta Opportunity Stream as each of them have their requirements which you must meet to qualify.
- The Atlantic Immigration Program
This is another great way you can immigrate to Canada but this is if you want to immigrate to the Atlantic Provinces in Canada. There are four Atlantic Provinces in Canada and they are Newfoundland &Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Through this program, you can immigrate to Canada and also get permanent residency as long as you have the right skills that are in demand in any of the provinces.
You will have to meet the requirements for the program for you to qualify to apply and they are:
- You must have a high school certificate
- You must meet the language requirements
- You must have a valid job offer from an employer in any of the Atlantic Provinces
- You must have enough settlement funds.
The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have announced that there would be some changes in the National Occupation Classification (NOC) code and this might affect old and future applicants.
But for whichever changes that would be coming with the NOC code, you shouldn’t worry about this as it would be implemented towards the end of 2022 so you should start your application now so that you won’t be affected by the changes and also start working in Canada as soon as possible.