Five Canadian sectors hiring in 2011
No one knows what 2011 will hold (Should Brett Favre’s agent lobby a contract from the Minnesota Vikings? Should he lobby one from Playgirl?) and, certainly, forecasting Canada’s economic future is no less daunting.
What can be roughly sketched for next year, however, is something on many Canadians’ minds: where will the jobs be in 2011?
We can’t tell you precisely where the 7.6 per cent of unemployed Canucks can find work, but here’s five sectors that a few placement agencies see as first destinations to check out.
Some of these will require extra schooling – others, more refined skills – but there’s a good chance these industries could still be a fit for you.
According to Moneyville.ca:
1) Health care – It’s no surprise that, with the baby boomers getting old, health care positions are only set to increase in numbers. Sector growth you can count, though, lies in the 120,000 medical jobs added last month, a 6.1 per cent bump from November of 2009.
2) Tech support/design – “Technical skills are always in demand,” an employment source tells Moneyville, but as more companies move to boost their social media presence, being savvy with Twitter, Facebook and YouTube can only help your cause.
3) Financial services – Moneyville notes that accountants and financial planners will be in high demand next year, but so too will debt collectors. So, if the recession nabbed your job, fight back by, well, knocking down the door of some other poor sucker that can’t pay his bills.
4) Natural resources – All the media talk about the oilsands boom, I guess, isn’t just smoke. Natural resources will be a “hot area” for employment next year, Workopolis notes. The job site saw a 100 per cent increase in postings this year, primarily in positions in Alberta and B.C., Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador.
5) Construction – Moneyville points to almost 90,000 jobs gained in the construction industry over the past 12 months, which is surely nothing to sneeze at. What the site doesn’t say, though, is something you should consider. While jobs may be coming back into the trade sectors, many of those are likely to be recalls of positions that were terminated by the recession. Look here for work, but temper your expectations, too.
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Posted by: Cult of university | Dec 22, 2021 3:57:08 PM
There it is in black & white---nothing about engineering, one of the all-time biggest busts in career history. Too many of them are pursuing too few jobs and many are vastly underemployed or outright unemployed. People persist in touting engineering as a career where "you will always be in demand" and where everyone who enters it has great career success. Nothing could be more wrong and damaging to the prospects of those who believe such propaganda. The engineering gravy train has long since left the station and the only things left behind will be Johnny-come-latelys and the middle aged who never ha a chance.
Posted by: Frugalite | Dec 22, 2021 10:42:24 PM
Hey engineer - do you speak French?
If so, come on over to Quebec.
There are literally dozens of jobs right now on the Emploi Quebec web site.
I on the other hand chose biomedical research - bad move.
Middle aged scientists in non-tenure track positions are now fabricating data in desperate attempts to make it big. I caught one in the act, trying to stop her from publishing the crap under my name is what ended my career. I am now retooling as an accountant - hopefully of the forensic variety.
So if you cheat and steal I get to make sure someone kicks your @ss for it.
Posted by: mimmime | Dec 22, 2021 10:55:46 PM
I like the bit about natural resources- it gives me wiiiings!
Posted by: jc | Dec 29, 2021 11:28:41 PM
Being a tool and die maker for over 25 years made me at one time think I would be indespensible.Think about it,anything that you touch had sometime before it was even thought up on a piece of paper been touched by the hands of a tool and die maker.Today-Thanks to China,everything that we as tool and die makers used to get paid half decent wages comes from China.This is truly a dissappearing trade as more tool and die shops turn to the easy money in ramping up production jobs.Imagine in the future a surgent performing an operation with a 2nd grade tool which may break during a life saving prodecure.SCARY
Posted by: Tenacious Otter | Jan 1, 2022 4:04:14 PM
I tend to agree with the article that there maybe opportunity in all these sectors in the coming year. How much opportunity is debatable, a lacklustre economy will define opportunity. My belief is that the current rate of unemployment will continue and may even increase somewhat. Good luck to all those seeking jobs out there, competition will be stiff for some time to come.