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Canada's most in-demand job is one that doesn't often get a highlight, but is nonetheless crucial to the operations of many organizations.

Administrative assistants have made the top of the list of Ranstad’s 15 Top Jobs Trending in Canada in 2024. These skilled professionals are at the heart of a company’s daily operations, managing calendars, assisting executives and managers, and other duties that keep companies running smoothly.

On Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC), administrative assistants fall under TEER 3, which means they may be eligible for skilled worker immigration programs, such as those managed by Express Entry. Workers in these occupations may also be eligible for a number of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

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In fact, a number of the jobs listed also fall under TEER categories 0, 1, 2, and 3, also known as “skilled occupations.”

Canada determines NOC classification based on the duties required to perform the job. For this reason, a job title such as “sales associate” might be split off into a number of NOC codes, depending on the requirements of the role.

The following occupations from Ranstad’s list could be considered skilled for the purpose of Canadian immigration:

In-Demand Occupations TEER 0, 1, 2, & 3

These occupations aren’t classified as “skilled”, but may be eligible for other immigration pathways:

In-Demand Occupations TEER 4 & 5

In Canada’s NOC, occupations are classified based on how much Training, Experience, Education, and Responsibilities (TEER) is required to fulfil the duties of the role. Occupations in TEER categories 0, 1, 2, and 3 tend to require more training than occupations in TEER 4 and 5.

More information on the most in-demand jobs in Canada and their salary ranges are listed below.

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Salaries of top in-demand jobs in Canada

These are the top in-demand jobs in Canada in 2024, according to Ranstad, listed alongside their salary ranges.

Administrative Assistant – $35,000 and $66,000

Administrative assistants play a crucial role in maintaining the seamless day-to-day operations of organizations. Key responsibilities in this role include managing calendars, overseeing tasks, and serving as a liaison between executives and stakeholders.

Sales Associate – $46,000 and $84,000

Contributing to vibrant sales environments, sales associates nurture positive customer relationships and stay well-informed about products. This role is essential for driving sales and upholding customer satisfaction.

Scheduler – $35,000 and $83,000

In high demand across Canada, schedulers orchestrate seamless schedules, resolve conflicts, and implement tools for optimal efficiency. They play a crucial role in maintaining a well-coordinated and productive work environment.

HR Business Partner – $75,000 and $156,000

Collaborating closely with business leaders, HR business partners align HR strategies with organizational goals. They provide guidance on employee relations, talent development, and workforce planning, contributing to overall company success.

Logistics Coordinator – $62,000 and $122,000

Amid the ongoing e-commerce boom, Logistics Coordinators are vital in optimizing shipping routes and enhancing efficiency. They oversee end-to-end logistics processes, collaborating internationally to meet the demands of the growing market.

Customer Service Representative – $43,000 and $74,000

Addressing inquiries promptly and collaborating with departments for issue resolution, customer service representatives ensure a positive customer experience. They play a pivotal role in maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Marketing Manager – $62,000 and $122,000

Marketing managers develop and execute comprehensive global strategies, collaborating cross-functionally to create impactful campaigns and analyzing performance for optimization. This leadership role is integral to the success of marketing efforts.

Mechanical Engineer – $66,000 and $131,000

Possessing expertise in various crucial fields, mechanical engineers are highly sought after. Their diverse role spans industries such as biomedical and aerospace, making mechanical engineering a top career choice in Canada.

Financial Analyst – $62,000 and $142,000

Providing insights into business performance and collaborating globally to meet financial goals, financial analysts are essential contributors to financial success. Their analytical skills are highly valued in the industry.

Pharmacist Assistant – $40,000 and $60,000

Aiding pharmacists in dispensing medications and managing inventory, pharmacy assistants contribute to the overall effectiveness and positive experience within the pharmacy setting.

Accounting Technician – $39,000 and $114,000

Playing a crucial role in maintaining accurate financial records and preparing financial statements, accounting technicians are vital for the financial health of businesses.

Software Developer – $68,000 and $137,000

Designing, coding, and testing solutions, software developers collaborate to understand diverse user needs. The demand for software developers remains high, reflecting the continued growth of the technology sector.

Electrician – $55,000 and $77,000

Essential in the trades, electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems. Ensuring compliance with codes and safety regulations, they contribute to the overall safety and functionality of structures.

DevOps Engineer – $66,000 and $131,000

Playing a pivotal role in automating development and deployment, DevOps engineers streamline workflows and optimize infrastructure. They contribute to a culture of continuous integration and delivery, ensuring swift and reliable software releases.

Welder – $40,000 and $74,000

Joining metal components and ensuring the quality of structures, elders collaborate on complex global projects with engineering teams. Their skills are crucial in construction and manufacturing, making welding a rewarding career in Canada.

For newcomers to Canada, exploring these trending job opportunities provides valuable insights into the dynamic and diverse Canadian job market. Whether you are interested in administrative roles, technology, or the trades, these top 15 jobs offer promising career paths in 2024.

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