As of Q1 2023, there were 781,205 job vacancies in Canada. While some fields have low vacancy rates, others are facing a severe labour shortage and employers would do anything to find workers!

Top high-demand fields in Canada in 2023

Here are the 15 top trending jobs in Canada in 2023 according to Randstad, a staffing agency:

  • Developer
  • HR manager
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Welder
  • Accounting technician
  • Registered nurse
  • Warehouse worker
  • Customer service representative
  • Driver
  • Sales associate
  • Administrative assistance
  • Business systems analyst
  • Production supervisor
  • Digital marketing coordinator
  • Construction project manager

Here are the 15 most in-demand jobs in Canada in 2023 according to Jobillico, a job search engine:

  • Sales representative
  • Transport driver
  • Receptionist
  • Welder
  • Web developer
  • Business development officer
  • Day labourer
  • Software engineer
  • Mechanic
  • Human resources manager
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Warehouse worker
  • Graphic designer
  • Physiotherapist

How can I prepare for my job search in Canada?

If your job isn’t on the two lists above, don’t freak out! Canada needs professionals in many fields and a few useful job market tools can help you discover opportunities.

Explore the Canadian job market by occupation

Go to Job Bank and search by occupation using your job title. No need to fill out the location field at this stage.

Now click on the fourth tab, “Prospects.” Job prospects are ranked from “Very limited” (one star) to “Very good” (five stars) by province and territory for the next three years.

Let’s search for “Nurse”:


Explore the Canadian job market by province or territory

Check out these useful job outlooks by province and territory:

Useful resources for your job search in Canada

Finding a job and working in Canada offers tips and advice to find opportunities, create a Canadian-style resume, navigate the hiring process, and more.

Looking for a job? Check out offers in Canada, employers post daily on!

Don’t forget to add your resume to our database—employers will be able to contact you directly if you’re a good match.

We also recommend a selection of the best job-search websites.

Finally, we recently talked about opportunities with Bombardier in Quebec—check them out!


En PVT au Canada de novembre 2021 à 2023, je répondrai à vos questions avec plaisir. Pour le premier trimestre 2024, direction l'Amérique latine !

I moved from France to Canada on a WHV from November 2021 to 2023, followed then by spending the first quarter of 2024 in Latin America! Happy to answer all your questions.

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