IT Occupations are among most-in demand professions of Canada – confirms a study

Posted on February 9, 2018

The prominent Human Resource Company, Randstad revealed the most trending occupations of 2018 in its recent study. The study confirms that Business Analysts, Software Engineers and IT Project Managers are among top 10. The study also lay insights on the job openings, job placements and various other date of the Canada markets compiled the Business Research Consultants CEB/Gartner and Randstad Canada.

These findings were published on the eve Justin Trudeau’s first visit to San Francisco. Sources reveal that Justin Trudeau shall be visiting San Francisco to detail about how Canada can be a destination U.S Tech companies. Trudeau and the Canadian government are working to capitalize on uncertainty among skilled foreign tech workers in the United States produced by President Donald Trump’s hard-line policies on immigration and trade in order to lure them north to Canada.

The study highlights a statement “Tech continues to be one of Canada’s best job sectors, rapidly adding new jobs for developers and analysts of all kinds”

Trudeau and the Canadian government are working to capitalize on uncertainty among skilled foreign tech workers in the United States produced by President Donald Trump’s hard-line policies on immigration and trade in order to lure them north to Canada.

Candidates with “coding skills” in high demand

It is no doubt that each stream of IT requires talented workforce in Canada. Randstad says Canada’s IT sector employs 488,000 professionals and added 11,500 new jobs in 2017. Nearly 50 per cent of those jobs (5,000) were created in Toronto and 2,000 were created in Montreal.

However, the recent study also confirms that developers “with knowledge of both front and back-end coding are intensely in demand,” especially full stack developers. Java remained the top developer skill, with SQL in second. Python and .net are also considered in-demand.

The study listed the top 8 tech-sector jobs as:

  1. Project manager
  2. Software engineer
  3. Web developer
  4. Program analyst
  5. Java developer

Targeted IT immigration programs

The demand for workers with tech expertise has led Canada and a number of its provinces to implement targeted immigration programs designed to facilitate their entry into the country.

The federal government’s Global Talent Stream was created last year to expedite the processing of work permits for highly skilled workers in a number of tech occupations.

At the provincial level, British Columbia holds weekly draws for tech workers with a job offer through its Tech Pilot program and Ontario has conducted tech-specific searches of the federal Express Entry pool through its Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Tech jobs also figure prominently among the in-demand occupations in provinces such as Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

General labourers top overall list

Randstad has also listed the overall demand jobs in Canada of 2018. General labourers, sales representatives and accounts professionals are ranked amount top three in the list of top 10. The list goes as follows:

  1. General labourer
  2. Sales representative
  3. Accountant
  4. Engineering project manager
  5. Business analyst
  6. Customer service rep
  7. IT project manager
  8. Account manager
  9. Software engineer
  10. Forklift operator

 


Source: CICnews