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HR Recruitment: 10 most in-demand jobs in Canada in 2022 ranked from 1 to 10 with cited sources

What are the top 10 in-demand jobs for 2022 now that the pandemic is winding down? Where should you focus your efforts as a prospective in-demand employee? As HR Recruiters and HR Managers, where should you focus your efforts to fit the trends?

After a rocky COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian job market is heating up again. With the “Great Resignation” phenomenon — covered in our previous features — there are more-and-more in-demand positions.  Add to this the accelerating issue of the “Great Retirement” (we covered this here>>) The unemployment rate among immigrants is at an all-time low, and plenty of positions are waiting to be filled. [1]

Some jobs, such as general laborer, truck driver, and administrative roles, remain in high demand due to continued growth in industries such as In De-commerce, healthcare, and construction. Other positions are also becoming increasingly popular as the workforce evolves and new technologies emerge.

Here are the top 10 most in-demand jobs in Canada

1. Web and Mobile Application Developers

There is a high demand for web and mobile application developers with the world going digital. With more tech giants opening offices in the country, like Meta and Amazon, the market is only expected to grow.

Meta is planning to hire 2,500 high-tech employees in the next five years. Their Toronto hub would primarily accommodate engineers, data scientists, and product designers. [2]

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2. Human Resources (HR) Managers


The global pandemic has also forced organizations to re-evaluate their HR policies and procedures. Canadian banks, for example, are looking to solidify their digital presence by going on a hiring spree. [3]

3. Veterinarians (Vets) and Pharmacists


With the rise of pet ownership and the staff shortage, veterinarians are facing burnout more than ever. In fact, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has called for a national action plan to address the shortage.

The Government of BC announced it would be investing $10M to train new vets and address the shortage. [4]

4. Digital Marketing Specialist


With roughly a quarter of the adult population working from home, many businesses turn to digital marketing to reach their target consumers. As a result, there is a high demand for digital marketing specialists who can help promote businesses online.

5. Financial Advisors


The current economic climate and war sanctions have left many people feeling uncertain about their finances. As a result, financial advisors are in high demand to help people make the best decisions with their money.


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6. Welders


With the construction industry booming, welders are in high demand to help construct residential and commercial buildings. Canada is currently looking to integrate more women into the male-dominated industry with incentives like free training programs. [5]

7. Aerospace Engineers


The popularity of air travel is increasing again, and aerospace engineers are in high demand to help design and build aircraft. Canada is home to many aerospace companies, such as Bombardier, Bell Helicopter, and Pratt & Whitney.

8. Accountants


The economic backlash of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many businesses and individuals struggling to stay afloat. As a result, accountants have a high demand to help with financial planning and management.[6]

9. Big Data Scientists and Data Analysts


With the country producing more data than ever before, there is a high demand for big data scientists and data analysts to help make sense of it all. Data analytics is used in various industries, from retail to healthcare.

10. Electrical Engineers

As the world becomes more reliant on technology, electrical engineers are in high demand to help design and maintain electrical systems. They also play a vital role in developing renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
RBC claims that upskilled candidates will have access to between 235,000 and 400,00 new jobs in the next decade.[7]



[1] CIC News – Unemployment rate among Canadian immigrants at historic low,

Unemployment rate among Canadian immigrants at historic low

[2] Toronto Star – Facebook owner Meta to hire 2,500 in Canadian roles, create Toronto engineering hub,,in%20a%20Toronto%20engineering%20hub.

[3] Reuters – Canadian banks go on hiring spree, defying tight labour market, inflation,

[4] CBC – B.C. to pay $10M to train new veterinarians as those in the profession burn out,

[5] Hamilton Spectator – Free welding program aims to train Hamilton-area women in the trade,

[6] CPA Canada – ‘Demand for CPAs is as high as ever,’ expert says,

[7] RBC Thought Leadership – Green Collar Jobs: The skills revolution Canada needs to reach Net Zero,


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