Top Job Sectors In Canada For Immigrants

Currently, there are four job sectors in Canada for immigrants with a promising future and are growing at a fast pace construction, accommodation and food services, professional services, and healthcare.

These job sectors have collectively generated 50,000 new jobs and a 1.4 per cent increase in the annual payroll. Below are full details about these four sectors;

Construction Sector

In the annual payroll from 2010 to 2015, there was an increase of 3.4 per cent in the construction sector due to the increase in the residential and industrial projects. However, recently, the recruitment has reduced due to a reduction in the number of projects.

But, the fact is in the future, you can definitely consider the construction field as something which has a great scope because the number of infrastructure projects will surely increase.

Accommodation and food services Sector

One of the major reason for the boost in the logistics industry is the weakening of the dollar which accounted for the influx of more foreigners entering into Canada, thus improving the state of the tourism industry.

The increase in the yearly payrolls has also given freedom to the people to spend more on food. The decrease in gas prices has encouraged people to spend more on food expenses.

Professional scientific and technical services sector

Under this sector, there are different industries which include IT design, accounting, legal, consulting, advertising, and public relations. The growth in job requirements is strong in all these sectors and there’s an increase of 2.1 per cent in the average payroll.

Healthcare sector

With the rise in the population of the country, it’s clear that this sector will definitely see an increasing curve. So far, there is an annual increase of 2.1 per cent in the payroll. The specialists in this field include chiropractors, optometrists, physicians, doctors, and home care.

Also, the demand for Registered Nurses is expected to rise in the next five years. This job sector has always been popular with Indian students and the healthcare sector is growing more rapidly than other job sectors. If you want more flexibility, you should be looking at taking up contract nursing with international and travelling positions.

Financial sector 

This sector has an unemployment rate of less than half of the Canadian average. This industry is doubly attractive for international students who have knowledge of foreign finance and are fluent in an English language, then being a financial manager and accountants will provide you with a promising international career.

Skilled Workers sector

The skilled worker’s sector doesn’t provide one with an office job but provides a salary that pays above the national minimum wage. In Canada, there has always been a deficiency of skilled workers in the construction, service, transportation and manufacturing sectors. It is projected that in the next Twenty (20) years, 40% of new jobs will be in the skilled trades sector.

IT sector

Many Canadian companies hire third parties like software and mobile application developers to develop mobile software and apps for them. Unlike other popular industries, this is a comparatively young sector with new job openings created regularly. According to, mobile app and software developers’ base median salary is about $91,000 per year.

Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counsellors

Currently, this job sector has a small unemployment rate, so future prospects appear to be good. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada projects that in the next five years, there will be more jobs in this industry than there will be job seekers. Since the wages are increasing at a faster rate every year than many other sectors, this job sector is very attractive.

Sales Representative

Every business needs a marketer or people for sales. This is one of the most in-demand jobs right now in Canada. The payment package ranges between $52,000 and $62,000 a year for junior positions.

The above-mentioned job sectors have shown positive trends. But, there is some sector with not too promising growth or prospects and among these, only the mining and oil sectors.