Construction is one of the leading industry in Canada employing more than 1.2 million men and women. The construction sector is made of up numerous skills and each skill has its unique set of training requirements

The Engineering and Construction sector is undergoing major transformation by adopting new technologies and increasing demand for more skilled professionals. Skilled trades play an important role in the construction economy and our society. With plenty of skilled trade careers to choose from in construction industry, there are plenty opportunities available to suit many interests.

Some of the key jobs in demand that contribute to the construction workforce are:

  • Project Managers
  • Architect
  • Field Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • BIM Technicians
  • Welders and Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Masons
  • Glaziers
  • General Labor
  • Construction Labor


The drive to maintain the pharmaceutical industry remains high, with efforts to grow the industry to $25 billion by 2021. In order to succeed in these prospects, the development of new medicine, R&D and clinical trials, each contribute heavily to the pharmaceutical market growth. With Ontario leading the way in the number of pharmaceutical companies, the current jobs in demand are:

  • Pharmacists
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Quality Manager and Auditor
  • Quality Control Lab Managers
  • R&D Technicians
  • Marketing Managers


In order to cater to new markets and remain stable within existing sectors, the current trends call for innovation, the adoption and integration of new technologies within the manufacturing industry. To stay competitive, there is a need to develop and utilize advanced machinery that require the support of a skilled workforce where a background in research, trades, programming, engineering and designing is an asset. Some of the key jobs that contribute to Canada’s 1.7 million manufacturing workforce are:

  • General Labourer
  • Welder
  • CNC Machinist
  • Electrician


The Recycling industry is deeply embedded within Canadian roots, established as a significant player working towards sustainable development. In order to continue to preserve the health of our country, the recycling giants require sophisticated recycling procedures to help support the manufacturing industry’s usage of recycled materials to produce steel, aluminum, copper and of course – paper. In addition, with Canada’s on-going plans to protect the environment, recycling is one of the key practices to adopt. To protect future generations, support is needed in the following occupations:

  • Recycling Sorter and Operator
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Waste and Recycling Analyst
  • Environmental Planner
  • Energy and Sustainability Analyst

Information Technology

Every year is a big year for technology and with the current advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), block Chain, full-Stack development, eCommerce and cybersecurity, these specialized areas call for specialized individuals. These tech professionals will help transform the automation of business practices such as finance, marketing, human resources. In addition, the development of apps to better serve individuals on the go, the integration of augmented reality within these very apps and the convergence of multiple technologies, will set the base for 2019’s innovation in tech.

Just to give you an idea some of the available jobs in the market are:

  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Database Analyst
  • Full-stack Developer

Finance and Banking

Data is becoming increasingly important, as well as the move towards digitalize banking. In order to align itself with the consumer’s increasing need for readily accessible banking, while personalizing banking and financial services based on demographics, values and lifestyles, the finance and banking sector relies heavily on data analysis, AI, and open application programing interfaces (API). Although tech is spreading its wings in every industry, there is still a need towards transforming core business practices, structures and talent to complement the extensive changes. Some of the in-demand jobs are:

  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Planning
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Banking and Credit Manager

Pulp and Paper

The Pulp and Paper industry could be understood as one of the largest industries worldwide, served by major players in North America, Europe and East Asia. At this point in the industry lifecycle and its prospects, there is a need for stable increases in productivity with hints of progressive growth. As such, talent in this area will act as a strategic powerhouse to help redefine the business of paper in the times where the internet has progressed to levels where it stands as a competitor. However, there is still consistent demand to fulfill the levels of packaging materials required by ecommerce businesses. Some positions to keep an eye on are:

  • Millwright
  • Production Coordinator
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Foods and Beverage

Considered to be the second largest industry based on its production levels, the food and beverage industry requires constant review of food safety in order to maintain transparency and integrity. With an increasing demand to diversify and differentiate in order to adapt to the changes in consumer preferences, this competitive marketing must deal with the rising costs while maintaining its innovative efforts. Some jobs to look out for are:

  • HACCP Professionals
  • Shippers/Receivers
  • Machine Operators
  • Sales and Marketing Professionals


With Canada’s active role in developing huge beauty products and brands, ranging from makeup, skincare and fragrance, the cosmetic industry is currently striving towards the creation of natural based products to align with the trend in going greener. Also, by enhancing individuality, beauty brands are transforming their products to cater to a wide variety of age groups, genders and skin tones to provide a sense of personalized beauty. To help support these initiatives, some of the hottest jobs are:

  • Cosmetic Formulator
  • R&D Lab Manager
  • Product and Brand Manager
  • Beauty Advisor
  • Marketing & Public Relation Manager