Smart Education in Canada : Report: The 10 hottest job markets in Canada

By analyzing the behavior of its roughly ten million Canadian users, the team at LinkedIn has created a report on the country’s most active job markets as well as the most sought-after skills by employers.

This is calculated by the number of people getting hired by region and skillset. The ‘most active’ markets are those cities that saw the greatest percentage of users changed jobs in the past year. LinkedIn calculates the most desirable skills similarly by the proportion of users who have that skill and changed jobs within the past 12 months.

So based on these numbers, if you’re a mobile app developer in Calgary, your chances of landing a new gig seem pretty good.

10 most active job markets in Canada

(The percentage indicates the proportion of LinkedIn members who were hired for a new job in the last year.)

  1. Calgary (8.6%)
  2. Toronto (7.2%)
  3. Vancouver (7%)
  4. Halifax (7%)
  5. Kitchener (7%)
  6. Montreal (6.8%)
  7. Edmonton (6.7%)
  8. Ottawa (6.3%)
  9. London (5.4%)
  10. Winnipeg (4.9%)

The 10 most sought-after skills in Canada

  1. Mobile application development (30.4%)
  2. Software revision control systems (27.2%)
  3. Social media marketing (27.1%)
  4. Economics (26.1%)
  5. Programming languages (Perl/Python/Ruby) (24.8%)
  6. Computer graphics and animation (23.7%) (6.8%)
  7. Software code debugging (23.6%)
  8. Data presentation (23%)
  9. Statistical analysis and data mining (22.7%)
  10. User interface design (22.5%)

These tend to be very white collar and technical, and that likely reflects more on the demographics of than the overall Canadian job market.

"Canada is not only known for it's picturesque locations, but also for it's high standard of education. The Colleges in Canada are at par with the best known Colleges in the world, in terms of the educational programs offered and the facilities provided to the students " , says Mr. Deepak, Education Manager, Career XL Services..


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