Ontarians have got some good news to start the new year off right. Employment in Ontario has been on the rise according to new data from Statistics Canada. In fact, employment in Ontario has increased by over 25,000 jobs in December and has risen by 296,700 since June 2018. 

The unemployment rate has also decreased by 0.3%, according to the statistics, making our unemployment rate just 5.3%, which is below the national average of 5.5%, according to Trading Economics

It looks like a good bulk of the jobs that grew were construction jobs. There were 29,000 more construction jobs in Ontario last year. 

The government also just reduced the amount of tax that small businesses have to pay, which is supposed to save each entrepreneur around $1,500 annually.

Not only business owners are benefiting, though. Full time employment was up by 243,000 in 2019, according to the release. This drove up the national average, and was a 3.3% increase in employed people since last year. 

According to Statistics Canada, we haven't seen job growth in the province this big since 1987. 

Of course, with job growth, comes new jobs. Currently, there are multiple jobs in Ontario that are paying over minimum wage. 

So get your resume ready, because here is a list of just a few of them. 

Educational Assistant 

Salary: $27.5 an hour

Company: Durham District School Board

Why You Should Apply: Rated 4 out of 5 stars by past employees who have worked there, this job would allow you to work with students with special needs. 

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Winery Associate

Salary: $15 per hour

Company: The Wine Butler 

Why You Should Apply: This job is perfect for wine lovers anywhere. Of course, you must be 19+ to apply, but if you are hired you can spend your days surrounded by your favourite wines. 

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English Tutor

Salary: $20 an hour

Company: Qkids

Why You Should Apply: This sweet job lets you work from home and is $20 an hour. Looking for a passionate teacher, the company is looking to teach students English.  The company has got great reviews and you can make your own schedule. 

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Salary: $29 an hour

Company: Thompson Career College of Health & Business

Why You Should Apply: This is your chance to put your love of books to the test. 

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Chess Instructor

Salary: $40-$60 an hour

Company: Chess World Inc.

Why You Should Apply: Are you a chess wizard? This part time job has a great pay scale and they are urgently hiring for afterschool chess instructors. This is great way to turn your hobby into money. 

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Research Administrative Assistant

Salary: $27.08 - $31.89 an hour

Company: The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Why You Should Apply: If you love the academic community and are super organized, this job might be the one for you. You only need a college diploma to apply, and the pay is pretty great. 

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Event Coordinator

Salary: $40,000

Company: The Doctor's House

Why You Should Apply: If you are great at event planning and want to put your skills to good use, this job is for you. 

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Weekend Brunch Cook

Salary: $17-$18

Company: Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Why You Should Apply: If weekend brunch is your thing, this is perfect for you. Be surrounded by your brunch lovers the entire weekend while getting paid. 

Apply Here


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