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Many people think that careers which pay well are the highest demand-jobs. However, the fact shows that there is a variety of low salary occupations but they still have a large demand for both skilled and unskilled labours, and offer a number of job opportunities to job seekers.
Therefore, before choosing a major to study, students should consider which major is their favorite field and whether it is a high demand-career in coming years or not. Here is our list of high-demand jobs in Canada.
1. Medical and healthcare
The aging population and high living conditions make Canadians care more about their health nowadays. As a result, industries related to health care and personal care are expected to have the fastest job growth and highest demand for employees through to 2020.
Hospitals, health facilities and clinics offer a wide range of employments for employees in accordance with their qualifications and experience. Generally, requirements for qualifications of healthcare staff are quite high. A diploma or bachelor's degree in health, health sciences, medical care, surgery, psychology or related majors could be enough for some entry-level positions in smaller facilities, for example nurses, assistants. Master’s degrees or doctorate degrees provides candidates with more chances to undertake well paid positions in professional health facilities.
The global economic recession has a serious influence on Canada’s economy. A range of business firms declared bankrupt but the Canadian experts and researchers believe there is still a strong demand for accountants. Business organizations, large or small, always need accountants to perform accounting functions such as audits or financial statement analysis. Recruiters prefer to employ candidates with higher qualifications in accounting, possessing some skills, knowledge and experience in accounting, financial market, law, banking.
3. Engineering and construction
In recent years, a shortage of employees working in the engineering industry has been looming, especially skilled engineers. It is due to the increasing demand for housing, construction, transportation of the population. Experts estimated that the number of employments in construction is forecasted to rise 33% by 2020. Job seekers without good education background still have many chances to become entry-level workers in these careers. Graduates with a bachelor or college degree in engineering and construction or any related major are extremely favorable by employers and they are highly paid as well.
4. Tourism and Hospitality
Canada is an ideal destination for visitors all around the world. Therefore, tourism and hospitality are high demand sectors in Canada nowadays. These types of careers are available for both skilled and unskilled employees. Employees are hired by restaurants, hotels and resorts for different positions depending on their qualifications and work experience. The higher qualifications applicants possess, the more job opportunities they get. Working in these careers, job seekers must have effective communication and interpersonal skills, ability to solve problems related to customer service.
5. Computer and Information Technology
In the modern life, information technology appears in every aspect from culture, politics, education, business, entertainment, etc. These new and challenging occupations offer a variety of high-paid jobs for candidates. However, jobs in this industry require highly skilled and well educated candidates. To work in the information technology field, candidates need a bachelor's degree in computer or information science and several years of experience. In some companies, recruiters may require candidates to obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
In today’s tough economy, there are more and more job scams among genuine jobs. And scammers are also serious and sophisticated with new ways to take advantage of job seekers and get their money all the time. Job seekers should be smart to avoid job scams among a wide range of attractive advertisements of jobs. Generally speaking, it is difficult to determine whether it is a scam or a real employment. But here are some tips which job seekers can follow to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous scammers.
Research the most popular job scams
Job seekers should spend time on finding out the most common job scams, which fields and types of jobs scammers tend to focus on most in their region by looking for information through internet or newspapers. Internet and newspapers always update and publish articles of scams, fraudulent companies which have been recognized recently.
Google the company name and its information
Before job seekers apply for any job, they had better have some information of the company so that they do not waste time applying for an illegitimate company. They must carefully search all information related to the company in order to ensure that they are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous job advertisements. They also need to go to the main career page of the company and visit its website to have further information. If the company does not have any valid website, contact information, clear address, they may be warning signs that the company is a fraud.
Be cautious about job requirements
Applicants should review the job as well as job requirements which are provided by the company before sending their applications. Be careful with well paid jobs, pleasant work environment but there is no requirement for qualification and experience. Because recruiters always calculate salary for their employees based on employees’ education and work experience. Most job scams have outstanding advertisements with a high salary level, simple duties and no need of education, experience.
Be careful with scammy behaviors
Be wary if recruiters ask applicants to pay upfront money for training materials, application processing, online training, etc. Legitimate companies will not require you to pay an upfront fee in order to consider you for a position.
Or job seekers may be required to provide personal information such as social insurance number, credit card. They might be warning signs because companies which offer real job opportunities will not need those information upfront. Only scammy companies tend to access job applicants’ bank account and credit cards or to steal and sell their identity for the third party to get money. All of those unreasonable requirements are scammy behaviors of fraudulent companies which you should avoid applying for.
Find jobs on reputable websites
To avoid job scams, job seekers should find employments on reliable websites or at reputable job consultancies. Famous and reliable pages will provide job seekers with real job offers.