Workopolis: The 12 Most In-Demand Jobs in Canada (& Their Salaries)

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

Jobsite Workopolis has released its list of 2017’s Top 12 Most In-Demand Jobs, and its no surprise with Canada’s “greying” and aging population that pharmacy & healthcare roles landed multiple spots on the list.

Here’s the finalized list of roles, along with their respective annual earnings*.  Did your job make the cut? Let’s start the countdown to the #1 spot.

* Salaries courtesy of Payscale

12. Cashier

Salary Range: $20,802-29,490

Education/Training Required: High School, Customer Service Skills, Minimal Mathematical Ability & Skills, Oral & Written Communication Skills

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Registered Nurse took 11th on the Top 12 list of Most In-Demand Jobs in Canada. Image: Canadian Business

11. Registered Nurses

Salary Range (CAD): $44,686-86,110

Education/Training Required: Graduate of Nursing Program or Recognized Equivalent, Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Registered in Provincial College and Association of Registered Nurses, Oral & Written Communication Skills

10. Cook

Salary Range (CAD): $22,835-38,818

Education/Training Required: Food Preparation Skills, Cooking Experience, Knife Skills, ServSafe Certificate, Culinary Apprenticeship (Desired) or Training, High School Diploma

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In Canada, the average sales associate makes between $21,253-45,189. Image: WiseGeek

9. Sales Associate

Salary Range (CAD): $21,253-45,189

Education/Training Required: Customer Service Skills, Prior Sales Experience (Asset), Trade Experience in Industry of Choice, Computer Skills, Oral & Written Communication Skills, High School Diploma

8. Advertising Sales Executive

Salary Range (CAD): $46,000-85,000

Education/Training Required: Degree in Business (or related field), Strong Relationship Building Skills, Oral & Written Communication Skills, Digital & Marketing Knowledge

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Training required for an Administrative position in Canada is a basic High School Diploma and excellent computer & admin skills. Image: LostTV

7. Administrative Assistant

Salary Range (CAD): $27,428-50,579

Education/Training Required: High School Diploma, Multi-Tasking Skills, Strong Computer & Administrative Skills, Excellent Oral & Written Communication Skills

6. Pharmacy Assistant

Salary Range (CAD): $23,483-41,212

Education/Training Required: High School Diploma, Oral & Written Communication Skills, Prior Pharmacy Experience (Asset), Post Secondary Education (Desired), Flexible Schedule

5. Front Store Supervisor

Salary Range (CAD): $23,755-47,581

Education/Training Required: High School Diploma, Oral & Written Communication Skills, Customer Service Skills, Computer Literate, Problem Solving Skills

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In Canada, Personal Support Work roles require certification from an accredited college in addition to CPR & First Aid Training and a PVSC Screening. Image: NAHB

3. Personal Support Worker

Salary Range (CAD): $26,245-43,533

Education/Training Required: Personal Support Worker Certificate/Diploma from an accredited college, Experience working with Injuries, CPR & First Aid Training, Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)

2. Sales Executive

Salary Range (CAD): $31,511-100,334

Education/Training Required: High School Diploma, Oral & Written Communication Skills, Customer Service Skills, Computer Literate, Problem Solving Skills, Sales & Service Oriented

1. Merchandiser

Salary Range (CAD): $22,943-40,297

Education/Training Required: High School Diploma, Oral & Written Communication Skills, Customer Service Skills, Flexible Schedule, Able to Perform Heavy-Lifting (50 lbs +)

Looking to recruit or for a career change? Do not hesitate to reach out to us either on talgroup.net, in person at our head office, or by phone (+1 416 599 1825). One of our recruiting experts would be happy to begin planning your recruitment campaign for you.

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