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These are the top emerging and most in-demand jobs in Canada in 2019

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Tyler Jadah Jan 21, 2019 2:22 pm 1,258

This year will be a good one for job-hunters in Canada, according to a new study by Randstad Canada.

This year, for the first time, Randstad Canada has released an Emerging Jobs List and the Most in Demand List.

As our lives become intertwined with technology, new roles and jobs are emerging on the market. Whereas many of the jobs on Randstad’s list focus on IT skills, blockchain and AI (artificial intelligence), companies are tapping into the desire to have more human interaction and employees that are people-oriented.

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Organizations are realizing that customers want more than just cutting-edge technology and balancing high-tech solutions with a people-centric approach is the way to go in 2019, according to Randstad.

Randstad Canada, the staffing, recruitment and HR company, says that Canadian tech workers are in the driver’s seat this year.

When it comes to emerging jobs, roles in AI and machine learning take the lead whereas the need for workers who can interact efficiently with people top the most in-demand list.

So, it’s a nice balance.

“Employment levels are at records lows in most regions and steady economic growth means employers are hiring,” says the press release.

“The roles in Randstad Canada’s Emerging Jobs list positively reflect Canada’s leadership in the AI space,” said Carolyn Levy, President, Technology, Randstad Canada. “Within the tech sector, this field is growing exponentially. Competition for talent is intense and at the same time, Canada is seen as an attractive destination for tech talent around the world.”

Top Ten Emerging Jobs in Canada

  • Blockchain developer
  • Automation engineer
  • AI researcher
  • Chief experience officer
  • Live chat agent
  • Devops engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Data scientist
  • 3D architect

While the most in-demand jobs for 2019 cover a wide range of sectors and skills, three of the roles are in retail: sales associate, cashier and merchandiser, proving that retail isn’t dead after all.

“The Most in Demand list is surprising for its breadth this year, with a solid mix of blue-collar roles, like driver and welder, as well as professional roles and administrative roles, like project manager and accountant,” said Levy. “This diversity is a sign the Canadian economy has weathered challenges reasonably well and no single sector is driving growth.”

Randstad Canada’s 15 Most in Demand Jobs

  • Sales associate
  • Administrative assistant
  • Driver
  • Developer
  • Receptionist
  • Cashier
  • General labourer
  • Project manager
  • Account manager
  • Welder
  • Accountant
  • Registered nurse
  • Electrical engineer
  • HR manager
  • Merchandiser

The company reviewed data from clients and analyzed the roles posted in the previous 12 months to identify patterns and hiring trends to develop both lists.

With unemployment at “near record lows in most regions of the country,” steady economic growth and a demand for talent across all sectors and skill levels is positive news for the nation’s workforce.

“Canadian employers face a highly competitive recruitment market,” said Levy. “As a result, we see the employer’s brand – what the organization represents, values and promises – emerging as a key factor in an organization’s ability to attract and retain top-performing talent.”

For more information, visit Randstad Canada’s best jobs lists.

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