Working in Canada? Live and Learn CA’s In-Demand Jobs

Although settling and working in a foreign country is complex and difficult for anyone, a great number of people still choose to migrate and find better quality of life and employment elsewhere.

Canada, among other destinations worldwide, remains to be the most popular immigration magnet. According to the recent count of Citizenship and Immigration Canada in 2011, there are about 248,748 permanent residents and 1,019,294 temporary visitors entering the country either to work, to study, or to do humanitarian activities.

Being one of the first countries to introduce immigration programs in a point-based system, hundreds and thousands of immigrants are attracted to migrate in the Maple Leaf country. Diverse immigration and visa programs are available for the employed, self-employed, and businessmen. Also, it has been known for having the best educational services, health facilities and social security benefit programs. As the country is one of the least polluted nations in the world, it, likewise, provides a “corruption-free” environment which is another big factor to attract more immigrants.

While the natural resources industry is one of the top sources of employment in the Maple leaf, the continuous expansion in the manufacturing industry opens a lot of opportunities for foreign working professionals who aspire to settle in Canada. This has also led to the increasing demand for more skilled employees from many regions across the globe. Listed below are CA’s top job categories for 2013:

Financial Managers and Accountants. Since the private and government sectors are in search for whizzes that are knowledgeable about the complexities of financial management, the demand for money managers and accountants continues to grow.

Experienced Labours. Inadequacy for tradespeople is rising due to the generation-long stigmatization that the sector has been experiencing. Thus, there’s an increasing demand for chefs, horticulturists, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, aviation technicians, automotive service technicians, industrial mechanics, as well as tool and die makers.

Software and Mobile Developers. As most of the industries nowadays rely on technology, expertise in software and mobile applications is necessary to stay abreast with the development in technology. For this, a rise in the number of knowledgeable professionals in the field is often demanded by various companies in the country.

Meanwhile, a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Business Network about CA’s best paying jobs revealed that petroleum engineers are among those professions that lead the race. The list below shows the top 10 best-paying jobs in Canada, along with their estimated median salary (

– Petroleum engineer, median salary $90,002

– Nursing supervisor, $74,880

– Electrical contractor, 69,160

– Data analyst, median salary $67,330

– Healthy policy consultant, $65,229

– Construction manager, $70,179

– Lawyer, $79,997

– Transport manager, $70,720

– Economist, $75,565

Working in Canada requires appropriate documentation and relevant experience. For those who are aspiring to secure employment and to acquire permanent residency in the country, applicants have to prepare their work permit and social insurance number in order to be legally employed.

If you are interested to migrate in the Maple Leaf country, seek assistance from professionals.

Illuminate Canada and Staffing Immigration teams up with Canadian Immigration to handle employment-related problems and other application issues. The firm is ready to help qualified aspiring immigrants with their application for permanent residency or citizenship. For more information about IC’s programs and services, visit their web site at