best jobs in canada in-demand jobs in 2018

The past year has been good for the Canadian economy, with virtually all sectors reporting a positive trend and adding a modest number of new jobs. After experiencing a rough year the year before, which saw tanking oil prices and several large scale natural disasters (such as the Fort McMurray fires) impact the Canadian economy, everything is trending up in 2018. We've compiled data, crunched numbers, and surveyed employers from coast to coast to determine where Canadian jobs are headed in 2018. Find out what the best careers will be in your industry, and what skills will help drive your career forward.

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Tech continues to be one of Canada's best job sectors, rapidly adding new jobs for developers and analysts of all kinds. Coding skills are particularly in demand in 2018.

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Despite concerns that office workers would be rendered obsolete by technology, the opposite appears to be true. Admin staff are as in demand as ever. In 2018, expect to see administrative jobs require more tech skills and knowledge of basic accounting functions.

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After a sluggish 2016, the manufacturing industry rebounded in 2017, and things are looking up for 2018. In 2018, expect to see manufacturing jobs more focused on skilled trade skills such as welding and machining, versus general labour.

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With Canada's manufacturing industry booming, logistics has followed suit. With products being churned out, logistics workers are needed to get them from factories and warehouses into the hands of customers. Expect to see this field grow in 2018, as eCommerce sales grow at a steady rate.

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The engineering sector is one of Canada's fastest growing fields. With manufacturing and construction on the upswing, engineers are needed to design products and infrastructure. In 2018, technology continues to be a key component driving engineering jobs. Experts in CAD software will have plenty of jobs to choose from.

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finance and accounting

Canada's economy and financial job opportunities rebounded in 2017, after experiencing a rough 2016. In this sector, like many others, technology is a driving factor in 2018. Data and analytics in particular are influencing how companies handle their financials.

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sales and marketing

Over the last several years we've being seeing sales and marketing jobs become closely intertwined with technology. That trend continues in 2018. Tech skills like knowledge of customer relationship management software, search engine optimization and various components of digital marketing being the most in-demand.

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human resources

In 2018, one of the biggest trends we're seeing is increased importance placed on employee development and training. Today's workers expect their employers to help them navigate their careers and teach them new skills that will help them progress in their careers. HR must facilitate these needs.

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customer support

Despite concerns that customer service jobs would be outsourced and rendered obsolete by technology, the sector is still going strong in 2018 and shows no sign of slowing. However, we are seeing a trend toward more tech-oriented roles such as tech support.

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