These are Toronto's high-paying jobs that employers are struggling to fill

Feb 25 2022, 8:32 pm

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Indeed, Canada’s number one job site, recently shared the top five positions that employers struggle to fill. And no surprises here: the most in-demand jobs in Toronto are in the construction and tech sector.

According to Indeed, despite competitive salaries, employers are having a hard time finding workers for these positions. These jobs have been open for longer than 60 days on the website in 2021.

Just how hard is it for employers? In Toronto, 36% of job posts for software engineers are still open after two months, even with an average salary of $85,684.

According to Statistics Canada, the average hourly wage in Ontario as of September 2021 was $23.15. For these positions, however, average hourly wages range from $36.74 to $57.59.

Here are the top five positions (with average salaries) that have been open for two months or longer:

Software engineer
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 36%
Average salary: $85,684

Product designer
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 35%
Average salary: $79,027

Software architect
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 33%
Average salary: $110,591

Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 29%
Average salary: $108,928

Construction project manager
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 26%
Average salary: $70,557

Across the country, hard-to-fill positions are roughly similar. Like in Toronto, the demand is high for software engineers in Montreal and senior software engineers in Vancouver. Calgary is a bit of an outlier though: demand is high for chiropractors, a position with an average salary of $80,918.

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