Guest post by Vanessa Fardi, NEUVOO
Knowing other languages in a world that, thanks to globalization, has forced people to be bilingual and almost makes them forget their mother tongue, definitely comes in handy when looking for a new job.
Numbers do not lie, today, nearly 60% of the job offers require the candidate to master a second language. English and German are taking the lead in the list for the most popular languages required by employers, especially in the areas of engineering, finance, new technologies and health. Continue reading Getting a job using your second language
Let’s take a look at projections for Employment Growth in Canada over the next several years. What industries will be most in demand, and what professionals will be most sought after?
The industries projected to post the strongest growth in employment are mainly those related to professional and scientific services; health care; mineral resources (including mining and support activities for mining, oil and gas extraction); construction; and non-automotive transportation equipment (aerospace, railroad, shipbuilding).
Specific fields with the highest projected growth, as shown in the graphic below, include:
- Computer System Design Services
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Support Activities for Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction
- Other Professional Services (Scientific/Technical)
- Professional Business Services
The largest amount of new jobs created will be in occupations that require a university or college education, or apprenticeship training. 7 out of 10 new jobs created are expected to be in high-skilled occupations or in management. This is largely due to the expected retirement of many in the baby boomer generation who have risen to the management level.
The 10 occupations with the strongest projected growth are:
- Specialist Physicians
- General Practitioners & Family Physicians
- Database Analysts and Data Administrators
- Professional Occupations – Business Services to Management
- Head Nurses & Supervisors
- Electricians (except Industrial & Power System)
- Other Technical Occupations in Therapy & Assessment
- Information Systems & Data Processing Managers
- Underground Production & Development Miners
It is interesting to note that half of these occupations are in the Health industry. This is related to the ageing population and a growing need for healthcare services.
The top two fastest growing municipalities for employment are in Alberta: Wood Buffalo (including Fort McMurray) and Grande Prairie. Three other Albertan areas are also included in the top 20 job markets in Canada, as identified by the federal Job Bank maintained by Employment and Social Development Canada.
The study looked at the top 100 most populous municipalities in the country and counted how many job openings there were in July and August, 2014.
The most common types of job available were retail sales persons and sales clerks.
This is a great list to look through if you are considering moving to find a job: there may be plenty of opportunities closer to home, or you may want to look at a province you hadn’t considered before. There are areas from both sides of the country in the top 20 list.
The top 5 hottest job markets from the summer of 2014 are:
- Wood Buffalo, AB
- Grande Prairie, AB
- Regina, SK
- St. John’s, NL
- Edmonton, AB
Click here for more details and the full top 20 list >>
You’ve been working in the welding industry for quite some time now. In fact, you’re pretty sure that you have about five years of experience. Isn’t it about time that you look for opportunities for promotion? If advancing in your career as a welder sounds like something you’re interested in, then it’s time for you to dust off your old resume and look for ways to improve it. You might even want to consider trashing the old one and creating an entirely new resume. Continue reading How to Boost Your Resume – Opportunities in the Welding Industry
Do you hate waking up in the morning? Are you someone who feels most productive at night? Everyone has a time when they feel most alert, most comfortable and have the most energy. For some, this is during the day, but others are happiest at night.
If you are struggling to pull yourself together for a 9-5 job and relying on coffee to make it through the morning, it might be time for a change of scene. There are plenty of jobs that are perfectly suited to night owls. Some require extensive training and education, while others are entry-level. No matter where you are in your career, if you are a night owl, one of these jobs might be life changing: Continue reading Jobs for Night Owls
It’s coming: the retirement ‘tsunami’ is approaching one of Canada’s booming sectors, the oil fields. Unemployment rates are already among the lowest in the country, and the Albertan oil & gas companies have been attracting both foreign and Canadian workers for years. Now the demand will increase, not just in the skilled trades, but across the many professions that are connected to the oil fields.
The oil sector’s challenge of finding skilled labour is well known, but a wave of ambitious new projects across the resources spectrum is leading to a tighter and more urgent squeeze.
Read the full article here.