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Canada’s changing job market

Experts believe that Canada’s economy is recovering from the effects of COVID-19. Employers and employees have entered the new normal in 2021 and adopted digital transformation faster. As a result, it has switched the way people collaborate, where they work, how they manage their time, and how they commute. 

The job market has also been through big transformations. It has impacted which industries have the most demand for new workers. If you want to take advantage of these exciting employment opportunities in Canada, it makes sense to understand the best jobs in Canada for 2021.

Top 10 jobs in Canada for 2021

The forecast for 2021 is good for most sectors. Ranstad Canada believes that if you have specialised skills, there will be a job for you to show your strengths. Check out the top 10 jobs that Randstad Canada has predicted to be in high demand throughout 2021. 

"For job seekers, skills related to e-commerce, computer science, security and healthcare will be most in-demand." -Randstad Canada 

Customer service representative

Customer service is a challenging job on any day, but it got harder during the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives manage the needs of people who need emotional support. It’s important that these customers get to speak to a real person who can help them better. 


Drivers are essential personnel who are logging in thousands of extra miles to keep us safe and fed. They deliver essential supplies to hospitals, supermarkets, and grocery stores across Canada. Without a doubt, the demand for all types of drivers will continue to remain high. 

Registered nurse

In Canada, nurses are one of the top in-demand professions for the next 10 years. According to Canadian Nurses Association, Canada will need 60,000 nurses by 2022. Due to the pandemic, there will be an increase in demand for nurses, across the globe. 

General labourer

The jack-of-all-trades. General labourers can help a business in almost any industry. It’s estimated that Canada’s construction and maintenance industry will need 50,200 workers by 2029 to keep pace with demand. Currently, there are more jobs available than employers can fill, so there’s no shortage of work. 

Project manager

Project Managers are responsible for planning, managing and leading projects from start to end. Therefore, they are critical assets for companies across Canada. If you have experience in IT, manufacturing and construction, your skills will be sought-after.


Companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers and heavy machinery, use welders. If you’re a certified Red Seal welder, there will be many job opportunities for you in Canada. 

Electrical engineer

From light bulbs to cell phones, advances in electrical engineering have benefitted us in many ways. During this COVID-19 pandemic, they have been critical to keeping industries up and running behind the scenes. Electrical engineers can find work in all industries where electrics are in use. These include utility companies, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment. 

Software developer

The IT sector is doing well with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. It’s clear that companies must digitally transform or risk becoming obsolete. Software developers and cloud engineers play a critical role in this process. 


Accountants are essential to employers to survive a crisis. They can help them understand trends, opportunities and adapt to new situations. Additionally, they can also offer strategic advice and clever ways to boost revenue and save money 

HR manager

In today’s pandemic world, HR managers are trusted advisors who help develop critical policies. Their job is to keep people up-to-date, be reassuring and build trust. An HR manager who is versatile and collaborative across departments is in demand.