Randstad Canada just released its lists of the top emerging and most in-demand jobs of 2019. Technology is heavily influencing the job market, and many positions involve IT skills. But at the same time, companies are cognizant of the desire for more human interaction.
“From making it easier for customers to connect via live chat, to building an entire branch of marketing around optimizing the customer journey, organizations are realizing that customers want more than just cutting-edge tech,” the staffing, recruitment and HR company said in a release. “Future success requires balancing high-tech solutions with a people-centric approach.”
Tech workers are leading the charge in 2019. Emerging jobs feature artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, while the most in-demand positions require employees who can work well with others.
“The roles in Randstad Canada’s Emerging Jobs list positively reflect Canada’s leadership in the AI space,” said Carolyn Levy, President, Technology, Randstad Canada via Daily Hive. “Within the tech sector, this field is growing exponentially. Competition for talent is intense and at the same time, Canada is seen as an attractive destination for tech talent around the world.”
The top 10 emerging jobs in Canada are:
- Blockchain developer
- Automation engineer
- AI researcher
- Chief experience officer
- Live chat agent
- DevOps engineers
- Environmental engineers
- Cybersecurity specialist
- Data scientist
- 3D architect
Record low unemployment, steady economic growth, and the need for talented workers is good news for Canada job seekers.
“Canadian employers face a highly competitive recruitment market,” said Levy. “As a result, we see the employer’s brand – what the organization represents, values and promises – emerging as a key factor in an organization’s ability to attract and retain top-performing talent.”
The most in-demand jobs feature a variety of positions, including three in retail (sales associate, cashier, and merchandiser).
“The Most in Demand list is surprising for its breadth this year, with a solid mix of blue-collar roles, like driver and welder, as well as professional roles and administrative roles, like project manager and accountant,” said Levy. “This diversity is a sign the Canadian economy has weathered challenges reasonably well and no single sector is driving growth.”
The 15 most in-demand jobs in Canada are:
- Sales associate
- Administrative assistant
- General labourer
- Project manager
- Account manager
- Registered nurse
- Electrical engineer
- HR manager
Randstad Canada analyzed client data and positions posted over the past 12 months in order to compile its two lists.