Today I found a link to a report called “Canada’s best Jobs 2012″ published at CanadianBusiness.com, and I’d like to share it with you.
What this people did was to survey a list of hundreds of job usually tracked by Statistics Canada (the place to go if you want any statistic on this country).
They analyzed employees between 2006 and 2011, the change in salary between 2006 and 2011 and they took the median salary for 2011. Based on all that, they created two main rankings: Best Over $60K and Best Below $60K. They also created a few other interesting lists like a Top 10 (those with highest growth and best salaries), a Worst 10 (you got it: those with lowest growth and worst salaries) and the jobs with the best growth.
What the lists say
I could easily show you just the lists and that’s it. But it’s not my style. I prefer to give you my thoughts on what I see and make it a better read than just a few links and lists.
What I see is a clear tendency to reflect what has been going on for the past 5 years or so: the growth of the Oil sector and how it pushes the growth of other industries. Also, the growth for health related jobs, a great need in a an aging population like this.
Petroleum Engineers, Nurses, Chemistry related occupations, Construction and Health&Safety related jobs. If you have any of those occupations, you may have good chances. If not… have you thought about changing careers?
What’s in it for me
Truth is that not everyone was lucky enough to get a University degree and be able to get a job in some of these fields featured in the list.
And truth is also that may of those with a Univ. degree from abroad may find many obstacles to get a job in their areas if they do not go through a very stressful, long, expensive process.
Good news is that not all of them require a University degree: Police officer, Respiratory Therapist and Dental Hygienist are a few examples of jobs you can study here.
Take action now!
Be proactive and take some action now. This is what I’d do if I were in your shoes…
- Check the report about the “Canada’s best Jobs 2012″ published at CanadianBusiness.com
- Make a list with the top 10 jobs I’d be interested in.
- Use the Working In Canada Tool to find out more about these occupations and answer these questions: where is the demand for these jobs, what are the requirements, how can I learn them.
Share your results with us!