The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about an instant change in the life of every Canadian. Numerous businesses have been compelled to pull their shutters, which has led to millions of jobs being lost. But, one need not lose hope, as there are many sectors which have surged even enthuse tough times and are hiring right now.
Top 7 Jobs in Canada Still in Demand during the COVID 19
Essential retail traders
The pandemic has compelled many non-essential businesses to close, the only exception being essential retailers that ensure Canadians get the bare necessities such as groceries, pet food, cleaning supplies, medication, etc. The pandemic has created panic and led to people stocking up on essentials required for weeks and are cooking more often. Grocery and pharmacy stores have experienced high sales volume in the event of the pandemic. Essential retailers are hiring more store clerks, cashiers, cleaners, shelf stockers, etc.
Banking and finance market professionals in Canada would be much more in demand post pandemic
The pandemic has caused financial markets to plummet and rebound in a ruthless cycle, totally depending on daily news and announcements regarding the COVID-19. In such a situation, a lot of Canadians look up to financial experts for protecting their savings, securing the financial future, and the like. In such a time, there is a high demand for financial advisors as well as customer service professionals having experience in banking.
Telecommunications, Technology and IT
A lot of service businesses have moved to use the remote work model. Employees are being to work from home, and this has pressurized telecommunications companies to offer residential internet of high-speed. A few service providers have also offered unlimited internet bandwidth to reduce the burden related to coverage fees. There is a high demand for those in customer, IT support, repair, installation, and maintenance. Also, there is a demand for IT professionals, developers, who are experts in the field of IT, such as networking as well as data security professionals.
News and Publishing
The news has been dominated by COVID-19 updates for weeks. There are numerous updates on the statistics, the practices to be followed, the support programs and relief measures by the Government, etc. Both traditional, as well as digital media, are ensuring the information passes on to the public to keep them safe during trying times. The demand for reporters, fact-checkers, editors, video production staff, IT specialists, etc.has seen a boom!
Healthcare demand set to rise in Canada
There is a high demand for those in healthcare services, like nurses, hospital support staff, doctors, etc., as there has been a spike in the number of patient admissions. Respiratory specialists, paramedics, and physicians are in demand as well. Furthermore, even healthcare administrators, are in high demand as the volume of admin activities has surged!
Public health & government- Canadians need easy access to these services
Provincial governments are responsible to administer healthcare as well as education. They are working 24/7 to ensure Canadians can access essential services. There is a need for Public service workers in areas like social services, benefits administration, public health, IT development and education, to make sure that Canadians can access vital services as well as support during this pandemic.
Manufacturing- Set up to Increase in Canada instantly once pandemic is over
Panic buying has led to people stockpiling essential supplies and a lot of products are just wiped off the store shelves. An example would be the shortage faced in terms of toilet paper. People are preparing themselves for any extension in the lockdown and manufacturers are ramping up their production to meet any increase in demand for consumer goods, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment. This has led to a rise in manufacturing jobs like line workers, supervisors, manufacturing engineers, warehouse workers, quality control specialists, etc.