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
- 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.