A look at jobs that are expected to be in high demand as Canada is slowly beginning to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic effects.
The economy of Canada is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and it is expected that sanctions, lockdowns and curfews will gradually be lifted.
When the pandemic started to creep in, several corporations began to adapt and make improvements. Many workers have begun operating from home. Online collaboration and video calling systems have begun to be used by companies. Other organizations that require physical attendance enforce health and safety procedures, such as wearing face masks and maintaining physical distance, consistent with the advice of the government.
In addition to these shifts, as a result of the pandemic, a large number of people have lost their jobs. This may be because, owing to restrictions and lockdowns, some industries have become fairly inactive. However, this is anticipated to improve in the second half of the year.
It’s about time to look ahead. More than two thirds of Canadian employers are preparing to recruit workers who have been laid off because of the pandemic, and the outlook for 2021 is beginning to be expected by experts.
Randstad Canada, a consulting company for human resources, has announced its projections for 2021 for Canada’s top workers. A large number of jobs will be in high demand, according to Randstad, and those with a specific skill set have a fair chance of finding employment in 2021.
Top jobs in Canada for 2021
The following are some of the positions that are expected to be in high-demand throughout 2021:
Customer Service Representative
As a result of the pandemic, the need for customer service representatives has risen significantly. They are working with clients who may be emotionally disturbed. These clients hope to talk to a real individual who can manage their situation professionally. Just so much can be achieved through refunds and cancellations.
Maybe this one would come as no surprise. Drivers of all kinds, especially truck drivers, are in high demand due to the pandemic, many of whom are responsible for transporting medical supplies to hospitals and critical goods to shops across Canada.
There was also a shortfall of pre-coronavirus registered nurses. Because of an increase in patients who need medical care, the pandemic further amplified the need for nurses. In order to cope with the aging population, Canada is expected to require 60,000 nurses by 2022.
A need exists for general staff throughout the world. There are more vacancies available if you are interested than employers are willing to fill.
In order to remain operational throughout the pandemic, electrical engineers are in high demand because different businesses rely on complex communications systems. For electrical engineers with a varied skill set that goes beyond technical skills, such as communication skills and writing skills, demand is particularly high.
There are two reasons why software developers are in need: employees who continue to work from home and e-growing commerce’s popularity. It may be possible for individuals who can code, design and build applications and websites to find employment in Canada.
Accountants are particularly sought-after in times of financial inconsistency. Accountants can advise companies on issues such as access to government funding and tax breaks for financial purposes. They also help companies to make important growth decisions.
HR managers develop relevant HR policies, such as remote work policies and health and safety policies, which are essential for companies to remain afloat during the pandemic. During such a difficult time, they are also responsible for keeping up the morale of the staff.
As a direct result of the pandemic, with many people feeling less financially secure, it is understandable that financial advisors are on this list. They provide support and advice to those people who may be facing problems with mortgage or rent payments, as well as debt.
In the technology industry, labor shortages occur with or without the pandemic. There are immigration initiatives in Ontario and British Columbia that concentrate on hiring for the technology sector for this purpose. Immigrants in Canada are instrumental in increasing the industry. In major urban centers such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Montréal, technology expertise is in high demand.