Considering unemployment fell to 5.7 percent in December, a level Canada hasn’t seen in at least 40 years, there hasn’t been a better time to look for a job, especially in the tech industry.
As the Canadian tech industry continues to grow, job openings are popping up all over, but there are a handful of roles that are more in-demand than others.
Canadian job site Indeed.com has released a list of the most in-demand tech jobs in Canada. The list, topped by Quality Assurance Engineer, contains a mix of entry, mid and higher-level roles.
The list is based on the number of job postings per 1 million postings in 2017.
Job: Quality Assurance Engineer
Job: Junior Software Engineer
Job: Web Content Specialist
Job: Reliability Engineer
Job: Junior Developer
Job: Machine Learning Engineer
Job: Product Engineer
Job: Product Development Engineer
Job: Director of Product Management
Job: Production Engineer
Job: Game Tester
Job: Junior Java Developer
Job: Operations Engineer
Job: Junior Front End Developer
Job: Computer Engineer
According to Indeed’s data, Toronto is home to 28 per cent of Canada’s tech job opportunities, followed by Montreal with 18 per cent.
“Finding and retaining top tech talent is important to employers across Canada but it can definitely be a challenge: 33% of tech jobs in Vancouver are hard to fill for example, meaning the role stays open on Indeed for longer than 60 days,” said Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada.
According to Kasten, the high demand is great news for tech talent but it can also be challenging for the employers looking to fill these critical roles.
“As every company looks to innovate and grow through technology, it will be even more crucial for companies of all sizes to look to new solutions that will help them hire quality candidates and to close the talent gap in tech,” continued Kasten.
Indeed’s data also revealed where Canada’s tech job opportunities lie. Twenty-eight per cent of Canada’s tech job opportunities can be found in Toronto where 11 per cent of all jobs in the city are tech-related.
Montreal, Canada’s second-largest tech jobs hub, is home to 18 per cent of Canada’s tech jobs, yet despite this, a quarter or more of the tech jobs in each city are hard-to-fill, meaning they stay open and unfilled for 60 days or longer.
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