10 Most In Demand Jobs in Ontario in 2022 (including Salary data)

31.01.2022

In Demand Ontario Jobs

Ontario is Canada’s most populous province with 14,938,854 people as of 2020. With that many residents it should not be any surprise that the top most in-demand jobs in Ontario are jobs for which there is always a need. Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and its leading manufacturing region. It has the third largest economy in Canada, and depends heavily on trade with the United States. In 2020, Ontario had a GDP of over $640 billion (US$519 billion). The province’s major products include motor vehicles, chemical products, industrial machinery, information technology services and financial services.

Below are the 10 most in-demand jobs available right now in Ontario.

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Below here are the 10 most in-demand jobs available right now in Ontario.

#1 Healthcare Workers

The demand for healthcare workers has not dropped since last year and remains #1 on this list of most needed workers in Ontario today. As the baby boomer generation gets older more and more healthcare professionals will be needed to take care of them. Most of these jobs can be found within hospitals but also include roles like personal support workers (PSWs), home care providers or nurses. Within the healthcare sector, jobs requiring a college diploma or certificate will see the most growth.

The average salary for this type of worker is $35.96 an hour and can be as low as $18/hour to as high as $52/hour . The good news about that is that even at the lowest end of that scale it’s still above minimum wage….

#2 Food Service Workers

Yes, there are more people needed now in the restaurant industry than ever before. There are many different roles within food service from dishwasher to server but all fall under this same category and there will continue to be a big demand for them for years to come.

Surprisingly, the restaurants themselves will see relatively less growth than other parts of the food service industry such as food manufacturing and drinking establishments. The average salary for this type of worker is $18/hour .

#3 Trades and Mechanical Workers

Since 2010 there has been an increase in demand for skilled trade workers and that trend shows no sign of stopping now. This sector has seen a lot of growth recently from those who have been laid off from jobs similar to those previously listed as well as those looking for new economic opportunities.

The most in-demand jobs include those in plumbing, electrical wiring as well as carpentry. The average salary for this type of worker is $20/hour .

#4 Medical Support

Medical support workers can be found everywhere from hospitals to doctor’s offices and even the homes of those who need special care. While there are many roles within medical support – each with a different salary range – this category does not require any formal education which makes it an attractive choice for those looking at possible job opportunities outside of what is listed above so far. The average salary for this type of worker is $18.55/hour .

#5 Office Support Worker

While the healthcare sector is still #1 on this list, office support workers have been seeing a lot of growth in demand lately as well. This type of worker includes roles like clerks, administrators and receptionist. As with medical support jobs there are many different roles within this category but because these jobs do not require any college or university degree it makes them attractive to those who are looking for an alternative to the jobs listed above so far which all require some sort of post-secondary training. The average salary for type of worker is $22.16 an hour .

#6 Data Processors & Information Technology

As technology continues to advance, the need for data specialists and IT professionals is only going to grow. A growing percentage of jobs in healthcare will be automated – requiring fewer workers on the front lines – but still require people who can program the computers that are doing most of these tasks… The average salary for this type of worker is $29.31 an hour .

#7 General Laborer

When the news mentions jobs in demand it is usually talking about skilled labor but there are many more general laborers needed as well. These jobs do not require any special training but they will always be in demand because of the nature of their work – that is, things like waiting tables or caring for the elderly; even cooking; these jobs will never become automated. The average salary for this type of worker is $26/hour .

#8 Sales Worker

Sales workers can be found working at department stores to call centers and everything between. This category includes both retail and wholesale workers. This sector has seen a lot of growth recently because of the increasing need for more skilled labor in the healthcare sector as well as the steady decline in manufacturing over the past decade or so… The average salary for type of worker is $17/hour .

More information available here: http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/categories-and-programs/skilled-workers

#9 Cook

Although this category is technically ‘hospitality’ there are still many opportunities outside of big hotels for those looking to work in food preparation. Most restaurants do not have their own ‘chef’ but rely on kitchen staff instead – where most opening these days are simply calling themselves ‘food trucks’. The average salary for this type of worker is $19.70 an hour .

#10 Electrician

Electricians are one of the most sought after skilled workers today because they can find work in so many areas. While there are jobs – particularly in healthcare – where workers will need to be re-certified to meet new standards, these are not required for installation work which is what electricians mainly do… The average salary for type of worker is $38.72 an hour .

 

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