The Top 8 Careers in Canada

Posted on December 22, 2017

According to GlobalNews these are the top eight jobs of the future that today’s students should consider:

1. Teacher
Median salary expectations:  $50,000 to $55,000/year.
Schooling needed: Bachelor’s degree in education.
The outlook: According to the Government of Canada’s Job Bank, provinces and territories with the best outlook for elementary teachers are in Alberta, The Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec and the Yukon. Poor growth is expected in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The rest of Canada, however, is expected to experience fair demand. For high school teachers, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon will see the most growth while Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will see the least.

2. Informatics security analyst
Median salary expectations:
$64,000/year.
Schooling needed:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a related field. Some jobs in this field may require a Master’s degree.
The outlook:
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Nunavut will have the highest demand for the job. The rest of Canada, with the exception of the Northwest Territories, will see moderate growth in this type of employment.

3. Market research analyst
Median salary expectations:
Starting at around $50,000/year.
Schooling needed:
Bachelor’s degree in market research, marketing or statistics.
The outlook:
Growth is expected to be limited in Saskatchewan and and P.E.I. The rest of Canada, however, will see a healthy demand. The cities where the industry will be booming are Ottawa and Hamilton-Niagara.

4. Construction manager
Median salary expectations:
Starting at around $85,000/year.
Schooling needed:
College or university education in civil engineering, construction management or a related field or an apprenticeship.
The outlook:
Manitoba, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Ontario are all expected to see high growth. Alberta is the only province that is predicting poor demand.

5. Lawyer
Median salary expectations:
Starting at around $72,000/year.
Schooling needed:
Bachelor’s degree in pre-law, a first-level law degree and passing the bar exam.
The outlook:
British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut and Québec will see high demand, while the rest of Canada is expected to see a healthy moderate demand.

6. Registered nurse (RN)
Median salary expectations:
Starting at around $60,000/year.
Schooling needed:
Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The outlook:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, and Yukon will all see very strong growth

7. Software developer
Median salary expectations:
Starting at around $61,000/year.
Schooling needed:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
The outlook:
Strong demand will be in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and parts of Québec. Demand is expected to be low in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador.

8. Marketing manager
Median salary expectations:
Starting at around $85,000/year.
Schooling needed :
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or related fields.
The outlook:
New Brunswick, Nunavut, P.E.I. and some parts of Manitoba will have high demand while Saskatchewan and Alberta will see slow growth.


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