Highest paying in – High Demand Jobs in Canada from 2018 to 2020

Highest paying in - High Demand Jobs in Canada from 2018 to 2020

Highest paying in – High Demand Jobs in Canada from 2018 to 2020

The Highest Paying in-Demand Jobs in Canada for 2018

Training for a job in Canada that will bring in the big bucks is not a bad idea but all your efforts will be futile if you can’t find work in your field. If you’re planning a new career this year, it’s well worth knowing which high paying jobs are in demand. Here are some of the highest paying in-demand occupations in Canada for 2018.

Remember the most in-demand jobs in Canada of 2017? Most of our country’s high demand careers were in the mining, oil and health industries. The good news is that you didn’t necessarily need a degree, just the right skills, to get one of those jobs.

  1. Sales Representatives

Sales representatives are the second most in-demand job in Canada this year, after general labourers, according to the HR firm Randstad. In most cases, what you take home will depend on the commission you earn, so the more you sell, the more you make.

  1. Account Manager

Skilled account managers won’t become one of the most threatened jobs in Canada any time soon. Account managers are crucial to businesses’ success because they not only find new clients but also do what it takes to keep existing clients. This is why excellent people skills, creative thinking and business know-how are among the top requirements for the job.

  1. Business Management Consultant

Business management consulting remains in high demand as businesses need expert advice on how to be more productive. You can specialize in a certain field, such as hospitality or tech, which means you’ll need a business degree combined with industry experience in your chosen field.

  1. Engineering Project Manager

Engineering project managers remain in demand throughout Canada this year with the booming housing market and infrastructure projects funded by the government. With an average salary of nearly $125,000 a year, this is a very well-paid job and because much of it is about delegation, it’s also one of the best jobs for lazy people.

  1. Aerospace Engineer

Canada’s fleets of aircraft are becoming old and out of date, so the aerospace industry is expected to grow. Aerospace engineers will lead the way toward new, more environmentally sound and safer aerospace systems. The highest-paying jobs are in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta.

  1. Business Analyst

Business analysts combine financial savvy and tech skills to help businesses streamline their processes and work more efficiently. Entry-level salaries are amongst the best in Canada, but when you’ve worked your way up to senior business analyst, you’ll be able to take home more than $100,000 per year.

  1. Accountant

An accountant will crunch the numbers for you so you don’t have to. If you like crunching numbers, though, accounting is a great career to pursue because you’ll be able to find work almost anywhere, with clients ranging from businesses to private individuals. If you qualify as a CPA, you may even look at a salary of over $200,000 per year. The job usually involves driving around, so it will be helpful to learn how to keep your car costs down.

  1. Administrative Assistant

The days when administrative assistants were really just glorified secretaries are long gone. They were one of the most in-demand jobs in Canada in 2017, and for good reason. Administrative assistants now not only manage the pool of other office workers but also have skills in accounting and tech.

  1. IT Project Manager

IT project managers oversee the development of tech projects, working with a variety of other tech professionals. You’ll need a tech background as well as time-management, business and people skills. If you’re wondering where to look for IT project management jobs, check out the best cities for tech start-ups.

  1. Software Engineer

As more of our daily life depends on the software of some kind, software engineers aren’t just in demand in the tech industry anymore. They can find well-paid jobs in just about any sector, whether it’s banking or government. It’s the kind of job where you won’t have to interact with many people, so it’s one of the perfect careers for introverts.

  1. Machine Learning Engineer

A machine learning engineer develops artificial intelligence machines and systems. The government’s Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy may help drive the demand for machine learning engineers this year.

  1. Industrial Technician

Growth in the manufacturing sector means there is a demand for skilled trades such as industrial electricians. Moreover, there is a shortage of qualified workers in this area and if you have the skills and experience, you can also have your pick of the best jobs, especially in Nova Scotia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

  1. College or Vocational Instructor

Teachers at all levels are in demand but if you want to earn better money, look at becoming an instructor at a college or vocational training institution. At the latter, industry experience is more important than a string of academic qualifications and teaching part-time will help you retire at 50.

  1. Pharmacist

The demand for pharmacists is growing due to two factors: the aging Canadian population and the increasing number of retailers that now include pharmacies. This may not be one of those jobs that could make you a millionaire but it pays well enough to help you retire in comfort.

  1. Psychologist

A growing awareness of the importance of mental health means a growing demand for psychologists and, as Training Schools says, there may even be a shortage of trained professionals in this field in the next few years. Your income will depend on how many patients you take on. Another bonus: it happens to be one of the highest paying jobs that offer the most time off.

  1. Family Physician

Doctors of all kinds are still in high demand across Canada and family physicians are especially sought after as the population ages. Qualifying as a family physician takes years of study but the high salary you’ll earn will help you to pay off your student loans fast.

  1. Registered Nurse

Registered nurses are in demand throughout Canada, also in small rural communities where they may be the primary healthcare providers. With aging Baby Boomers requiring more healthcare and many registered nurses reaching retirement age themselves, this is one of the top careers that will be in demand after 2020.

  1. Aircraft Pilot

Being an aircraft pilot is a job that lets you retire early and since the median age for pilots in Canada was 44 in 2014, more jobs should start becoming available in the near future. You don’t need to work for one of Canada’s big airlines, either. You can also find work in the mining, logging, medical, firefighting or adventure travel sectors.

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Different types of approaches for selecting Express Entry PNP ‘s candidates

Different types of approaches for selecting Express Entry PNP 's candidates

Different types of approaches for selecting Express Entry PNP ‘s candidates

Express Entry PNPs use different approaches to selecting candidates 

At 600 points, a provincial nomination is the most valuable factor under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System

Canada’s provinces employ a variety of approaches to selecting the Express Entry candidates they invite to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence, and the past week saw examples of three of them in action in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score, which makes a nomination the single most valuable factor and effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The different approaches used by Express Entry-linked provincial immigration pathways to select candidates in the past week were:

  • First-come, first-served;
  • Expression of Interest;
  • Passive

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for permanent residence each year.

Each province and territory with a PNP has at least one stream for candidates in the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.

In 2017, more than 17,000 of the 109,497 Express Entry candidates who applied for Canadian permanent residence had a provincial nomination, an increase of more than 4,000 from 2016.

A provincial nomination can be invaluable to Express Entry candidates who are looking to boost their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which is used to determine a candidate’s ranking in the Express Entry pool.

The three PNP streams that we saw in action this week are especially popular with Express Entry candidates because they do not require a Canadian job offer or a minimum CRS score in order to be eligible.

Nova Scotia: First-come, first-served

On Saturday, November 17, Nova Scotia reopened Category B of its Demand: Express Entry Stream, which allows eligible Express Entry candidates to actively apply for a provincial nomination.

Category B is Canada’s last remaining example of a PNP category that operates on what is called a first come, first served basis. This means that, once it opens, it accepts applications from candidates in the order they are submitted until a quota is met, which usually occurs quickly.

The November 17 intake was typical of this highly competitive application process, reaching its quota of 225 applications in less than two hours.

In order to be eligible for Category B, Express Entry candidates aren’t required to have a job offer in Nova Scotia but they must have work experience in one of the province’s 11 opportunity occupations, among other criteria.

To read more about the eligibility requirements for Category B, consult this dedicated page.

Prince Edward Island: Expression of Interest

Nova Scotia’s fellow Maritime province, Prince Edward Island (PEI), also invited Express Entry candidates in a draw held November 15 through its Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

This system is used to rank Express Entry candidates who have made themselves visible to the PEI’s provincial nominee program, the PEI PNP, by also submitting a profile to the province.

EOI profiles are entered into PEI’s pool of eligible candidates for its Express Entry Category and they are ranked on the strength of scores awarded for factors such as education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.

PEI then selects candidates through monthly draws from the pool. Since switching to an EOI system in February, the PEI PNP has conducted 10 such draws.

PEI is one of four provinces that now employ an EOI system to manage its pool of PNP candidates. Other provinces include British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

EOI systems are also used to manage the federal Express Entry pool and the candidate’s bank for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

Ontario: Passive

Another Express Entry-linked PNP pathway that we saw issue invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the past week was one of Ontario’s three passive Express Entry streams.

Ontario’s streams — the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and the Skilled Trades Stream — are considered passive because Express Entry candidates cannot actively apply or declare their interest in being considered for a nomination through them.

Instead, these streams allow the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates who match their eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination.

The OINP relies heavily on these Express Entry-linked streams, which together have been responsible for 95 percent of the 6,600 nominations issued by Ontario this year. The Human Capital Priorities Stream alone accounted for 3,534 nominations, followed by the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream at 1,476 and the Skilled Trades Stream at 1,445.

The stream that we saw issue new invitations in the past week was the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream, which has been issuing invitations on an almost weekly to Express Entry candidates who meet its French and English language proficiency criteria,

Submitting an Express Entry profile is the first required step in order to be considered by these OINP streams.

Looking ahead

Express Entry and Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program are set to play increasingly high-profile roles in Canada’s immigration strategy between now and 2021.

Combined admissions for Express Entry-managed programs and Canada’s PNP are projected to account for 142,400 new permanent residents in 2019. This represents 43 percent of Canada’s target of 330,800 total new admissions to Canada next year.

Admissions of new permanent residents through Express Entry-linked PNPs have experienced significant growth in recent years, rising from 7,818 in 2016 to 13,528 in 2017 — an increase of 73 percent, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

As this importance grows, it is possible that new and innovative approaches to selecting Express Entry candidates through Canada’s PNP streams will also emerge.

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Australian Skilled Work Visas Eligible Skilled Occupations

Australian Skilled Work Visas Eligible Skilled Occupations

Australian Skilled Work Visas Eligible Skilled Occupations

Australian Skilled Work Visas Eligible Skilled Occupations

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) are prepared by the Australian Government to identify specific skill shortages in Australia.

To apply for a skilled visa that does not require state sponsorship, you must be able to demonstrate your work experience and/or qualification matches an occupation that is on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

State-sponsored occupations are sponsored by an Australian State/Territory Government and occupations can be on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

The current occupations on Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) are set out below (no sponsorship required).

Please click on the occupation for a detailed job description to confirm if the tasks you have completed for your occupation meet the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) requirements.

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) Occupations:

Construction Project Manager

Engineering Manager

Child Care Centre Manager

Nursing Clinical Director

Primary Health Organisation Manager

Welfare Centre Manager

Accountant (General)

Management Accountant

Taxation Accountant

External Auditor

Internal Auditor


Land Economist

Management Consultant


Landscape Architect



Other Spatial Scientist

Chemical Engineer

Materials Engineer

Civil Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Quantity Surveyor

Structural Engineer

Transport Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Production or Plant Engineer

Aeronautical Engineer

Agricultural Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Engineering Technologist

Environmental Engineer

Naval Architect

Agricultural Consultant

Agricultural Scientist


Medical Laboratory Scientist



Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Secondary School Teacher

Special Needs Teacher

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Teacher of the Sight Impaired

Special Education Teachers

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

Medical Radiation Therapist

Nuclear Medicine Technologist



Orthotist or Prosthetist



Occupational Therapist




Speech Pathologist

General Practitioner

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)


Clinical Hematologist

Medical Oncologist



Intensive Care Specialist



Renal Medicine Specialist


Thoracic Medicine Specialist

Specialist Physicians


Surgeon (General)

Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Orthopedic Surgeon


Paediatric Surgeon

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Vascular Surgeon


Emergency Medicine Specialist

Obstetrician and Gynecologist



Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

Radiation Oncologist

Medical Practitioners


Nurse Practitioner

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

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