Skilled immigrants have been in high demand in every part of Canada for the past few years to boost the country’s workforce.
With both the demand and intake of skilled migrants constantly on the rise, several key industries are providing job opportunities for skilled workers moving to Canada.
Industries such as science and technology, IT, health care and transportation, among others, are all providing career advancement opportunities for skilled migrants.
Newcomers to Canada are already succeeding in these sectors, with more than one-third of all science and technology workers being immigrants.
One in four workers in the health care sector are also skilled migrants who have recently moved to Canada.
That said, here are ten highly in-demand jobs that show the greatest promise in Canada for skilled migrants and refugees:
- Software engineer;
- Civil engineer;
- Cybersecurity specialist;
- Family doctor;
- Business data analyst;
- Education worker or administrator including early childhood educator, teacher or principal;
- Human resources professional.
Other industries in Canada, such as construction and community services, are also paying premiums to attract talented workers and are expected to have a high demand for skilled migrants in the coming years.
Skilled migrants bring new knowledge, talents and experience to the table, which is highly demanded and appreciated by Canadian employers.
Business owners and employers are looking for skilled migrants who are vital for growing and innovating Canadian businesses and delivering critical services to clients.
Canada has already announced plans to welcome 1.2 million new permanent residents by 2024.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is holding regular invitation rounds in which Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants are invited to apply for Canadian immigration.
Applicants who are issued invitations to apply (ITAs) in these invitation rounds can lodge immigration applications to the Canadian government, which, if approved, allows them to move to Canada with permanent residency.