Skills In High Demand In Canada

Skills In High Demand In Canada
Despite the ongoing global economic slump, the job market in Canada is chugging along more or less at its historic rates. There are jobs available for people with the right skills and experience, and the Canadian government offers a special immigration program geared towards attracting these highly-skilled workers.

The Canadian government has a list of 29 skills that it considers valuable and in high demand. Emigrants with education, training and experience in any of these fields stand a good chance of getting a work visa to come to Canada on a permanent basis. Canada uses a points system to evaluate each applicant based on their background as it relates to the particular job.

The following is the list of 29 highly desired skills areas:

• Restaurant and Food Service Managers
• Primary Production Manager (Except Agriculture)
• Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
• Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
• Biologists and Related Scientists
• Architects
• Specialist Physicians
• General Practitioners and Family Physicians
• Dentists
• Pharmacists
• Physiotherapists
• Head Nurses and Supervisors
• Registered Nurses
• Medical Radiation Technologists
• Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
• Licensed Practical Nurses
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• Chefs
• Cooks
• Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
• Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
• Electricians (Except Industrial and Power Systems)
• Industrial Electricians
• Plumbers
• Welders and Related Machine Operators
• Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
• Crane Operators
• Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
• Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling Service

Based on factors such as work experience, education, training and age, it is possible to get a job offer from a Canadian company and fast track your way through the Skilled Worker visa process. Of course, people already residing in Canada will have an easier time finding employment, if they are able to work within one of these 29 specific fields.

One of the most in-demand areas is healthcare. From dentists to radiologists, there are lots of jobs in these specific fields in almost every Canadian city. People trained in construction and building will also find it relatively easier to find work in Canada, as the country needs everything from welders to architects.

The gas and oil industry is one of Canada's largest economic sectors, especially in Alberta and British Columbia. Anyone skilled in this field will find plenty of lucrative work in those two provinces. Even restaurant work is in demand in Canada, from food and beverage managers to the chefs who create the cuisine.