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Most countries have resumed their economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19, and Canada is no exception. Immigrants are expected to make a significant contribution to Canada’s economic recovery, which also bodes well for more employment opportunities for immigrants. So, what are the most in-demand jobs in Canada in 2022? Let’s find out.
Before that, let us tell you that you must obtain a work permit before you decide to work in Canada.
If you are not a permanent resident but work with a Canadian employer, you must apply for a work permit.
There are two types of work permits – open work permits and employer-specific work permits. An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada. This visa is not job-specific, so applicants do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an offer of offer from an employer who has paid a compliance fee.
With an open work permit, you can work for any employer, except for companies that do not meet labour requirements. As the name suggests, an employer-specific work permit is a permit that allows you to work for a specific employer.
The best jobs in Canada for 2022
According to the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS), software engineers and designers are in high demand. Over the next six years, there will be more than 18,600 job openings in this occupation, with jobs created accounting for 47% of all job openings. Most of these people will work in computer system design and related facilities as well as banking, insurance, real estate, rental services, telecommunications and information services.
The average annual salary for software engineers is $92,447.
With the growing popularity of online search and sales, data scientists will be in demand in retail, telecommunications, and agriculture. They will play a key role in helping organizations collect and analyze data to increase sales, improve manufacturing, or build customer relationships.
The average annual salary for a data scientist is $94,964.
This is one of the most sought-after jobs in Canada. With an ageing population (and an unprecedented number of retirees on the horizon), this is sure to continue for many years. The Canadian Occupational Prediction System (COPS) estimates that there could be as many as 25,000 new nursing jobs in the next six years.
The median salary for nurse practitioners is $103,418 per year.
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Due to the financial challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to businesses and institutions, the demand for accountants will increase. Accountants will help Canadian companies develop strategies to increase revenue, reduce costs and manage corporate finances.
The average annual salary for accountants is $56,511.
The demand for electrical engineers is expected to increase, especially for companies that rely on complex electrical systems to run their businesses. There will be more opportunities for electrical engineers with a variety of skills, including technical skills and communication skills.
The average salary for electrical engineers is $75,462 per year.
Human Resources Professional (HR)
With remote work becoming the norm due to the pandemic, companies are asking HR professionals to help develop remote work policies. They will play a key role in drafting health and safety policies for employees after the pandemic, and they will play a key role in recruiting the right talent for businesses.
The average annual salary for HR professionals is $59,089.