Workopolis Releases the Most In Demand Jobs of 2014 in Canada
Posted on January 8, 2015
If you’re deciding on a new career path or just job shopping, this report might come in handy when making the ultimate decision on what field you might look into.
Workopolis is out with Canada’s most in-demand jobs of 2014 and the number one spot might surprise you.
Cooks was ranked in the top spot, having the greatest volume of openings advertised online throughout the year.
It was followed by Sales Representatives, Babysitters/Nannies and then Retail Salespersons/Sales Clerks.
The ten most in-demand jobs in online job postings:
Babysitters, Nannies and Parents’ Helpers
Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks
Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations
Marketing and Advertising Managers
Hairstylists and Barbers
There were other jobs that hand a significant increase in postings over 2013.
The need for physicians shot up by 161 per cent, economists had a 151 per cent increase while the demand for personal care workers increased by 144 per cent.
Other job titles that had strong growth in 2014 was court clerks, saw mill operators, foundry workers, and farm workers and harvesters.
Workopolis was also able to narrow down the most in-demand skills of 2014 based on how often it turned up in job postings compared with how available candidates are on the market that have those abilities.
Ranked as number one was Bilingual followed by Quality Assurance, Structured Query Language and Technical Support.
There were some former in-demand jobs that had a reduction in openings over the past 12 months including recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors (-17 per cent), underground mine service and support workers (-14 per cent), and electrical mechanics (-9 per cent).