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25 Most in Demand Jobs in Canada with Good Salaries in 2023


You may have come across an advertisement online outlining the most in-demand jobs in Canada.

In-demand jobs simply mean those with the relevant skills stand better chances of earning a decent living once they immigrate to Canada.

Each year, the number of people immigrating to Canada from Africa and the rest of the world increases.

If you’re planning to move to Canada, you should know there are roles for skilled laborers like welders and drivers and general laborers like gardeners.

In the same vein, there are roles for people in the administrative and professional fields like human resource manager, project manager, account manager, administrative assistant, and receptionist.

Having said that, there are job openings in various territories across Canada for people with diverse skill sets in both the white-collar and blue-collar sectors.

What are the most in demand jobs in Canada? 

1. Web developer

These professionals are in high demand and are able to find work at both small and medium-sized businesses as well as large companies and governments.

Web developers are involved in the development of applications or computer programs.

The average salary for a web developer in Canada is $96,305.


2. Human Resources (HR) managers

HR managers are responsible for recruiting the right talent in Canada’s huge job market.

The average salary for a HR manager is $89,003.

3. Electrical engineer

Electrical engineers are an important cog in the modern economy. They design, analyze, specify, construct, and test electrical systems and components. They are also responsible for their safe operations.

The average salary for an electrical engineer is $97,832.


4. Veterinarians (vets)

The number of veterinarians in Canada is in short supply, and this has been one of the most in demand jobs in Canada for several years.

Of importance to note is that veterinarians in Canada are required to possess a degree from an accredited veterinary college. What’s more, a vet striving to build a career path in Canada is required to have a license from the regulatory body within the territory where they will operate.

The average salary for a vet is $95,804.

5. Human Resources and Recruitment Officers

The demand for professional recruitment officers (recruiters) is very high, especially in professional fields like engineering and technology.

The average salary for a recruiter is $75,292.

6. Financial advisor

Financial advisors are tasked with advising individuals and families on how to manage and invest their money. They also work at a bank and promote the products and services of financial institutions.

The average salary for a financial advisor is $62,971.

7. Pharmacist

Pharmacists can build a career path by working in a hospital or drugstore or by starting their own pharmacy. Pharmacy is a sensitive career and has stringent requirements before one is allowed to practice.

The average salary for a pharmacist is $92,314.

8. Welder

Welders are constantly among the most in demand jobs in Canada and are well compensated.

The good news is that you don’t need a degree to be a welder. The average salary for a welder is $83,504.

9. General labourer

General labourers do physically demanding jobs such as demolition, excavation, and compacting.

The average salary for a general labourer in Canada is $57,678.

10. Aerospace engineer

Aerospace engineers design, research, test, develop, and oversee the manufacture and maintenance of aerospace vehicles and systems. Many aerospace engineers are going into retirement, creating room for the newbies.

The average salary for an aerospace engineer in Canada is $108,347.

11. Administrative assistants

People who assist colleagues in areas such as accounting and other clerical tasks are in high demand.

Administrative assistants earn an average salary of $49,927.

12. Merchandiser

Merchandisers typically make decisions on which new stock to bring in and how it should be displayed on the store shelves.

They are employed by retailers such as Walmart, Canadian Tire, and the Real Canadian Superstore.

The average salary for merchandisers is $48,610.

13. Driver

Whether you are a truck driver, a forklift driver, or a long-haul driver, there are opportunities for you and a good salary.

The average salary for a driver is $64,836.

14. Receptionist

The receptionist is the first person who represents the company and plays a huge role in the impressions they create for existing or prospective clients.

The average salary for a receptionist is $47,304.

15. Project manager

Project managers are required in various sectors, including marketing, sales, engineering, etc.

A project manager’s annual salary is $98,425 on average.

16. Account manager

People in this field have expertise in building client relationships, either with a prospective or existing client base.

The average salary for an account manager in Canada is $86,104.

17. Business Development Manager

Persons in this field play a vital role in client/customer prospecting and also assist the sales staff in closing sales.

The average salary for a business development manager in Canada is $75,000.

 18. Accountant

Accountants possess financial expertise and are in charge of overseeing budgets, revenues, and expenses.

The average salary for an accountant in Canada is $69,100.


19. Registered nurse (RN)

Nursing is one of the most in demand jobs in Canada. However, you have to pass the stringent requirements to be allowed to practice.

The average salary for a registered nurse is $70,975.

20. University professor and lecturer

Becoming a professor in Canada is no child’s play, as it requires years of teaching experience and publishing in authority academic journals.

Average Salary: $93,584 (lecturer), $123,300 (professor)

21. Software engineer

A software engineer is required to learn and master coding and app design.

Average Salary: $100,562

22. Industrial electrician

The good thing is that, as an industrial electrician, you do not need a degree. Rather, an apprenticeship and a combination of vocational training are required.

Average Salary: $83,671

23. Heavy-duty equipment mechanic

They maintain, repair, and overhaul large machinery and industrial heavy equipment connected to or moved by a power unit.

Average Salary: $82,864

24. Sales associate

Sales associates or reps play a central role both in selling directly to the consumer and in business-to Business (B2B) sales.

Average salary: $58,277

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25. Optician

After passing the stringent requirements, one is allowed to practice and earn an average salary of $77,400.

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