August 16, 2020
2020 has been a difficult year for job search as markets around the world crumbled due to the COVID-19 crisis. As industries begin to regain their footing in Canada, trends are emerging that point to the jobs of the future. Here are the job markets that will see the highest demand in Canada in 2020.
List of High-Demand Jobs in Canada 2020
Jobs in Labour
According to the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s National Labour Market Information Report, around 67,000 new job openings for journeypersons in the trades will be required to sustain the workforce through 2023, with BC, Alberta, and Ontario driving this growth of this job market .
Though the work can be dangerous, welders are essential to the construction industry. In fact, welders continued to operate throughout the pandemic. The job doesn’t require a post-secondary education, and pays at least $28.50 per hour . Due to their importance relatively high wage, welders are considered one of Canada’s most in-demand jobs.
As some of the only exceptions to pandemic-related border closures in Canada and the US, long haul drivers continue to be an essential role in the economy, ranking #2 on Randstad Canada’s list of most in-demand jobs for 2020. With the proper driver’s license, employment in this field should be easy to come by, earning between $36,650 to $48,600 annually .
3. Heavy Duty Mechanics
One of the more highly skilled jobs in this industry, heavy duty mechanics work to repair and maintain large machinery. With a hand in nearly every major industry from construction and transportation to forestry and mining, this job made Canada’s top 15 in-demand careers according to the National Occupation Classification [i]. Work in this career is lucrative, paying $25-$42 per hour in urban centres and upwards of $50/hour in more rural locations .