This moment in the Canadian labour market is like few in the country’s history. Skilled immigrants and refugees, along with their knowledge, talents and experience, are in high demand in every part of Canada. Numerous sectors are looking for employees who can help their businesses grow, innovate and deliver critical services to their clients.
This unprecedented demand is occurring during a time of record-low unemployment with shortages from health care to IT to the Canadian transportation industry. At the same time, newcomers are already succeeding in these sectors. Immigrants comprise one-in-four health care workers; more than one-third of those working in science and technology are also new Canadians. A majority of truck drivers operating out of Canada’s largest cities are newcomers.
Windmill Microlending, a national charity offering skilled immigrants and refugees affordable loans to pay for the costs of accreditation, training and career development, wants to help more newcomers reach their professional ambitions in Canada. Windmill’s Trending Jobs Report is a free province-by-province guide to help new Canadians find a career path full of growth and opportunities. It uses recent labour market data to empower you as you plan your Canadian career, helping you on the path toward your goals.
Career advancement opportunities in a range of occupations
Windmill’s report points to steady and continued job growth in the following sectors across Canada: construction, community services, engineering, financial services, health care, information technology, law, transportation and natural resources extraction and production. These are industries that will continue to have demand for skilled workers, moving forward, and are presently paying a premium to attract talented employees.
Relatedly, specific jobs that show the greatest promise for growth include:
If you are a skilled immigrant or refugee looking to pursue a trending Canadian job, Windmill’s low-interest microloans can help you pay for the costs of the training, bridge programs, designations, certifications or professional development courses you need to succeed.
Windmill loans can be used for:
As well, Windmill offers one-on-one client success coaching, a mentorship program, financial planning and budgeting tools and a virtual Career Planning and Success Centre where you can find a range of helpful supports.
To learn more about how an affordable Windmill microloan can be used, click here.
To see if you are eligible for a Windmill loan, take our two-minute online loan eligibility quiz, click here.