As per recent report published by tradingeconomics in August 2023 Canada is facing highest unemployment of around 5.5% but at the same time there are 3 sectors in Canada which are still looking for skilled and qualified workers and providing them with Canadian work visas under express entry and provincial immigration programs.
In this article i am going to uncover those top 3 sectors of Canada where worker shortages are at all time high and this is why if you have required qualifications and work experience in such fields then you can easily get a high paying job in Canada in 2024 and for that you need to start your job search from today.
Do you need work VISA for skill shortage jobs in Canada?
Yes, you definitely need a work visa to start working in Canada but if your profession comes under IRCC’s skill shortage profession list then your work visa application would receive priority and you may also be eligible to apply for a job via express entry or Canadian provincial work immigration programs.
How to become eligible for Canadian work visa?
See if you are choosing to apply for a job for skill shortage profession in Canada via express entry then you have to atleast score over 500 points out of 1000 in order to maximize your chances of selection and on the other hand if you are going to apply for a job via FSWP then minimum eligibility score would be 67/100 and these scores as actually calculated as per your qualification, work experience, and nationality according to the job type you apply for via NOC list.
I also suggest you to please get these documents (bank statement, police clearance letter, resume, passport, experience certificate, and health fitness cert) ready which will be required for online application submission
List of 3 High Demand Job Sectors in Canada for 2024
If you belong from any of these 3 sectors then i will highly recommend you to search for a job in Canada immediately or apply for a job via express entry or provincial work visa program:
- STEM Professions Jobs in Canada
This is happening for the very first time in Canadian history that IRCC is actually inviting job applications from international job seekers to fill in multiple job positions in STEM industries and sectors of Canada and for this reason IRCC has recently issued a list of all those professions which fall under this STEM job list with NOC number and teer as given below:
|Full list of High Demand STEM Jobs in Canada|
|STEM Job Professions||NOC Profession Code Number||Profession Categories|
|Software developers and programmers||21232||1|
|Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries||21210||1|
|Computer and information systems managers||20012||0|
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||21311||1|
|Web developers and programmers||21234||1|
|Computer systems developers and programmers||21230||1|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||21310||1|
|Database analysts and data administrators||21223||1|
|Architecture and science managers||20011||0|
|Information systems specialists||21222||1|
|Industrial and manufacturing engineers||21321||1|
|Metallurgical and materials engineers||21322||1|
|Urban and land use planners||21202||1|
|Business systems specialists||21221||1|
|Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers||41400||1|
|Software engineers and designers||21231||1|
- IT sector professions, developers, designers, software testers, and programmers
As in last two years IT sector is fully revolutionized all accross the globe with millions of apps and SAAS softwares and this is why there is an urgent high demand of IT sector professionals, programmers, designers, or software/app/web developers and Canada is at no exception to it (Citation Gfmag) . So, if you have qualifications with work experience in this IT industry then you can easily get paid for over $77k per annum in Canada (Citation adamesbook) and all you need to do is to apply for these IT jobs via Canadian government jobs portal or via express entry.
- Canadian healthcare sector professions
I was actually stunned to read this news that over 58% of internationally educated healthcare professionals which are called IEHPs such as pathalogists, dentists, nurses, doctors, surgeons are all employed in Canada and most of IEHPs poppulation in Canada is shown in below table:
|Total IEHPs Across Canada|
|Prince edward island||475|
|Other nortern parts||Around 605|
This study actually confirm this claim of Canada.ca that Canada has employed over 150k+ IEHPs in recent years and still facing medical healthcare professional shortages and i guess this is going to be an opportunity of employment for most of you who got healthcare degrees.