The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many industries and the employee-base of countless businesses who have been forced to layoff workers to stay afloat. However, we’ve also been seeing the demand for certain jobs increase due to the lifestyle change of North Americans due to COVID-19, as well as the shortage of workers in specific industries which are now surging because of the pandemic.
1. Professions In The Healthcare Field
Many jobs in the healthcare field are in high demand right now because of the pandemic. Healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, paramedics, and other health professionals are all in high demand right now.
2. Live-in And Drop-in Caregivers
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of Canadians who are staying at home during this crisis, while also being forced to cut back on their spending. This combination of factors has led to increased demand for home-cooked meals being prepared by professionals, and a high demand for people that can be hired to cook at home. This is especially true for seniors who are taking extra precautions and not going to the grocery store for food. Caregivers are being hired to check in on senior family members who live independently and help them with tasks such as dropping off groceries, cooking meals, or ensuring they are taking their medications.
3. Clerks And Cashiers
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Canadians to stay at home. This means that many retailers have fewer people coming through their doors, causing them to lose out on profits. Businesses that rely on cash purchases are especially hit hard. Retailers need employees who can help them keep their businesses afloat. This has caused retail jobs to be in high demand right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
4. Construction Workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increased demand for workers that specialize in construction and home renovations. Many Canadians are choosing to remodel their homes while they are working from home due to COVID-19. This has caused a surge in demand for skilled trades people such as plumbers, electricians, and carpenters.
5. Resource Management Specialists
Many companies are struggling to secure the resources they need to get back on their feet. Resource management specialists are in high demand right now because companies are looking for people who can solve resource problems quickly and efficiently.
6. Manufacturing Specialists
Manufacturers all over Canada have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadly virus has caused them to miss out on orders, and they desperately need people who can help them get back on their feet as fast as possible.
7. Technical Specialists
Many technical jobs in Canada are experiencing a surge because businesses all over Canada are trying to improve their technology after falling behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. These jobs include computer specialists, electrical engineers, and software developers.
8. Industry-specific Consultants
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase in demand for consultants because many companies are having trouble staying competitive without the right tools or resources to keep up with their competitors.
9. Office Workers And Data Entry Specialists
Many companies have had to layoff large amounts of staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a sharp decline in business productivity. Businesses need people who can help them get back on track.
10. Sales Representatives
Sales reps are in high demand right now because of all the businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These sales reps can help businesses regain some of their lost productivity and revenue.
11. IT Consultants And Server Technicians
With the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are looking to upgrade their IT systems and ensure they are prepared in the case of a future pandemic. They also need their infrastructure upgraded to allow their existing employees to work remotely from home. This has caused an increase in demand for IT consultants, computer technicians, and network operators.
12. Call Centre Representatives
Because people are staying home whenever possible, the number of people who are calling into their bank, insurance company or government department for information or assistance over the phone has steadily increased. Many call centre representatives have been hired in order to meet the rising demand.
13. Food Delivery Workers
For many people, going outside of the house to pick up food is too risky because they don’t want to risk getting the COVID-19 virus. Because of this, there has been a spike in the number of people who are calling in to order food online from services such as Uber Eats and SkipTheDishes, and DoorDash. This has increased the demand for drivers for these companies and also led to a surge in people who are looking to make extra cash by becoming a driver on these platforms.
14. Civil Engineers
In most parts of the country, construction projects have been deemed essential. This has caused a surge in demand for civil engineers, who are being hired to help with the construction and maintenance of critical infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, power plants, water and sewage systems, bridges and roads.
15. Administrative Assistants
Administrative assistants and office clerks are in high demand to provide telephone support, schedule meetings, and manage files. With employees working remotely from home, managers have been hiring additional administrative support.