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High Demand Occupations with Salaries in BC 2021

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You may be beginning your first career, returning to the workforce, or transitioning into something brand new; there are many opportunities online or through a recruitment agency to explore contemporary careers, expand on your skills as well as find suitable jobs in your community. 2020 had a great effect on many industries and fields of study. 2021 is going to bring about, even more, change in regards to many professions and workplace practices.  Already we have witnessed how many jobs can be done remotely along with the ability for many workers to hybridize their skills in order to keep up with demand. Hopefully, as Vancouverites become immunized and we are not in such a crisis mode, not only will new professions benefit but also those who have not yet been able to recover. I.e., ESL and Tourism.


Skills and Competencies:

According to an article published by WorkBC, “Skills are specific tasks that can be easily defined, practiced and improved upon. Competencies are a combination of skills, experience and knowledge, that require consistent practice to improve. Not everyone has the skills and competencies needed to be successful in a particular profession. Skills and competencies need to be identified, refined and improved throughout your working life. We all have natural abilities, talents and interests, which can also help inform the career path that is right for you.”


High Demand Jobs in Canada:

As it is in many countries at the moment, one industry that you can never go wrong with is healthcare. Due to the “baby boomers” ageing demographics; it is a known fact that over the next few years 20% of all Canadians will be 65 years of age and older.

Examples of Job openings in healthcare and their median wage was taken from the Government of Canada Job Bank:


  1. Registered Nurse – Wage: $36/hr
  2. Licensed Practical Nurse – Wage: $35/hr
  3. Occupational or Physiotherapy Therapist – Wage: $22/hr
  4. Pharmacist – Wage: $46 – $47/hr
  5. Psychologist – Wage: $40/hr
  6. Dispensing Optician – Wage: $23/hr


More examples of high demand jobs in Canada and their median wages were taken from the Government of Canada Job Bank:

  1. Truck Driver – Wage: $21
  2. College or Vocational Instructors – Wage: $35
  3. Business Management Consultant – Wage: 35
  4. Welder- Wage: $35
  5. Steamfitter or Pipefitter – Wage: $35
  6. Aerospace Engineer – Wage: $43


What The Future Might Hold:


As can already be assumed one industry Canadians should keep an eye on are any positions related to technology. For instance, research shows that Software Engineers and Designers on average make almost double most of the previously mentioned occupations at $43/hr. Another sector that is and will continue to gain momentum is computer user support specialists; for example, Live Chat agents.


High Demand occupations in B.C:

B.C is a province rich in natural resources and innovation. B. C’s economy is gradually bouncing back with many opportunities for you to partake and evolve. Each region has its own special and unique features which welcome an abundance of skills.

Construction Trade jobs:

  • Carpenters
  • Construction trades & labourers
  • Heavy Equipment operators
  • Construction electricians
  • Construction millwrights
  • Welders
  • Plumbers
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

Other High-Demand Trade Jobs:

  • Chefs and pro-cooks
  • Auto service technicians
  • Bakers
  • Industrial electricians
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning Mechanic


High Demand Occupations in Vancouver, B.C:

Vancouver, B.C has been voted as one of the most desirable cities to live in globally. We have an incredible network of companies and a committed, intelligent workforce who have helped to keep the economy thriving. According to researchers, there are two significant additional professions that are consistently in need and a few that are emerging.  Information technology and Sales, along with Artificial intelligence research and Digital Science; Each of these professions in 2021 will have a high demand for workers with cybersecurity specialists, data scientists, blockchain software developers and 3D architects at the forefront. As well companies like Amazon, who most recently opened up in Vancouver, also offer a variety of positions due to the current climate, and who will most likely be ahead in terms of delivery systems and software development for the foreseeable future.

Finally, an industry that is gaining popularity and will be in high demand during 2021 will be Digital Marketing jobs as well as Web and Graphic Designers. These industries are the backbone of a variety of companies right now, especially those transitioning from the traditional brick -and -mortar to an online business or presence.

Please contact Vancouver employment agency, if you are looking for jobs in the Greater Vancouver area.