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The Most In Demand & Fastest Growing Jobs In Canada Were Just Revealed For 2021

Ever wondered what the fastest-growing and most high-demand remote jobs in the True North are? Look no further, because we have all the details.

Thanks to Randstad Canada's annual career forecast, this year's in-demand Canadian positions were revealed and nearly every sector in the country is represented.   

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The shifts and trends we see in 2021 will be with us for a long time to come. Carolyn Levy, President, Randstad Technologies

Per the report, skills in e-commerce, IT, security and healthcare will see the biggest demand for jobs this year.

Additionally, as a result of the global pandemic, the dire need for healthcare workers as well as "sanitation measures" in all work zones have been increased.  

The fastest-growing roles in 2021 are:

  • Customer service representatives
  • Delivery drivers
  • Essential retail workers
  • Security analysts and architects
  • Administrative assistants
  • Procurement and supply chain specialists
  • IT and support desk specialists
  • Warehouse workers
  • Cleaners and maintenance workers
  • Registered nurses

With Canadians working from home in record numbers as well as more than ever before, remote jobs have taken center stage in the job market.

The most in-demand remote work roles in 2021 are:

  • Call centre representative
  • Administrative assistant
  • Help desk and IT support
  • HR administrator
  • IT consultant
  • Data analyst
  • Digital marketer
  • Accountant
  • Social media manager
  • Project manager    

Still, working from home can prove to be challenging according to Randstad Technologies President, Carolyn Levy.

"Leading a remote team demands more from managers and building connections digitally is a new skill-set for most," she said.

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