9 Work-From-Home Jobs in Canada
Posted on September 1, 2021
As per a Report, Working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown: Changing preferences and the future of work, “the experience of mass working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown has shifted attitudes and preferences around flexible working of managers and workers, and also has the potential to impact cultural norms around the gendered division of housework/care”.
With many employees in Canada developing an increased acceptance of and interest in an enhanced work-life balance, remote jobs have boomed in Canada. Many workers in Canada simply don’t want to go back to office.
Remote workers also tend to benefit their employers as they can cut down on the office space required, bringing in more highly-qualified skilled workers to be a part of their organization.
Allowing individuals to work from home permits a business to recruit from a much larger pool, filling-in much-needed and in-demand positions with top talent.
|An increasing number of companies globally are now opting to operate on remote teams.
As per industry estimates, remote jobs in the STEM fields registered an increase of almost 50% in the recent past.
The fastest-growing remote jobs include that of data scientists and programmers.
Remote jobs have also grown across other sectors as well. Such as – real estate, insurance, banking, finance, and healthcare.
Do keep in mind, however, that by “remote work” can be implied different kinds of working conditions. While some might require being 100% remote, other remote jobs might involve working in the office for some days in a week.
In either situation, a remote job offers many benefits. A remote job allows the employee to save money as well as time on the commute from home to office and vice versa. They also get more control over their working environment and work schedule.
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When looking for remote work, it is usually recommended to expand the search by also searching online for ‘virtual’, ‘flexible’, “work from home”, “partial remote” etc.
Before looking for a remote job, it is important to first set-up your home office ahead of time. Ensure that you have a webcam, headset, and microphone; along with effective video-conferencing capability.
Here, we shall see the Top 10 work from home jobs that you can take up in Canada.
|Occupation||National Occupational Classification [NOC] Code|
|Digital marketer||NOC 1123|
|Software engineer||NOC 2173|
|Graphic designer||NOC 5241|
|Registered nurse [RN]||NOC 3012|
|Analyst, business management||NOC 1122|
|Project manager||NOC 1221|
|Travel agent||NOC 6521|
 Digital Marketer: NOC 1123
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 30.42 per hour.
Good prospects in – British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
Employed by – consulting firms, corporations, social agencies, advertising agencies, associations, etc.
 Software engineer: NOC 2173
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 45.67 per hour.
Good prospects in – British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Employed in information technology units, information technology research and development firms, information technology consulting firms, across the public and private sectors.
NOC 2173 might be self-employed as well.
 Graphic designer: NOC 5241
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 26.44 per hour.
Good prospects in – British Columbia. Fair prospects in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Mostly self-employed, individuals with NOC 5241 as their occupation code might find employment in advertising and graphic design firms.
 Registered nurse: NOC 3012
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 38.14 per hour.
Good prospects in – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Yukon.
Although traditionally employed in nursing homes and hospitals, the arrival of online and telecare nursing services has led to many nurses being able to work from home.
Today, NOC 3012 can over their medical expertise to patients remotely online.
A registered nurse might find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, companies, private homes, rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities etc.
 Psychiatrist: NOC 3111
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 275,247 in a year.
Good prospects in – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
To be able to work remotely, a psychiatrist will be required to meet with patients as required, typically via a 2-way video.
As a clinician requires constant documentation as well as communication, good writing skills will be needed as well.
Ease with remote technology will be an assed bonus.
 Analyst, business management: NOC 1122
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 36.06 per hour.
Good prospects in – British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
A highly collaborative role, working as a business analyst entails working with different individuals across the organization.
Previous work experience in human resources, management, and information technology would add to the value of a business analyst.
 Accountant: NOC 1111
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 35 per hour.
Good prospects in –New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, and Nunavut.
NOC 1111, a per the Canadian labour market, is for professionals that prepare financial statements, provide financial advice, thereby ensuring that a company is within its budget and its operating expenses are in view of its revenues.
 Project manager: NOC 1221
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 25 per hour.
Good prospects in – New Brunswick, Nunavut, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
A non-technical project manager comes under the occupation group of Administrative officers.
An administrative officer, such as a project manager, will be responsible for the overseeing and implementation of administrative procedures, conducting analyses of administrative operations etc.
NOC 1221 might find employment in both the public as well as private sectors.
 Travel agent: NOC 6521
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 19.23 per hour.
Good prospects in Quebec. Fair prospects for NOC 6521 in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
NOC 6521 is for travel counsellors. Job titles under NOC 6521 include travel agents, travel consultants, and reservation agents for travel agencies.
Such individuals might find employment in hotel chains, tourism and transportation firms, travel agencies, etc.
As international travel picks up gradually following COVID-19 vaccination programs, travel agents can indeed look ahead to the future with added optimism.
 Tutor: NOC 4216
Average or median prevailing wage in Canada – CAD 18 per hour.
Good prospects in – British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
Remote tutors can teach students in any subject. While some might tech from a specific pre-determined program, others might develop their own lesson plans.
Generally, a good knowledge of teaching software and video chatting applications will be required for connecting with students across the world, in group settings or in a 1-on-1 sessions.
|According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD], “In Australia and Canada the increase in the number of vacancies being posted online mentioning ‘work from home’ arrangements was especially strong, with an increase of around 67% and 100%, respectively, relative to the volume of vacancies advertised just before the pandemic hit”.|
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