Summer’s over and the kids are back in school. If you haven’t had a job in a while, now is a good time to get back in the saddle again. Even though some industries, especially tourism and hospitality, are still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions, other sectors are recovering, albeit slowly. This means that the jobs are there. You just need to keep an open mind and look in places that you might not have thought of before. Here are some of the Canadian companies hiring right now.
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PwC, or PricewaterhouseCoopers, is one of the world’s biggest accounting firms. PwC Canada lists 70 jobs on their careers page at the moment. These include positions in PR, corporate tax, Canadian immigration law, data analytics, risk assurance and sales and marketing. The available jobs are based in different cities in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba. While most of the jobs currently available or for senior positions that require a few years’ experience, PwC is also a good option to consider if you want to start a career in accounting or auditing.
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Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada’s largest hospitals and currently lists 123 jobs on Indeed. These include not only clinical and caregiving jobs like nursing assistant, respiratory therapist, general duty nurse and even spiritual health practitioner but also many support roles: housekeeping aide, secretary, admissions clerk, medical transcriptionist, florist and the like. If you’re not feeling very enthusiastic about relocating to one of the Canadian cities with the worst winters right now, remember that you’ll be working in the warm, snug indoors.
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Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada lists 20 jobs at the moment. However, several of these jobs have multiple positions available in locations all across Canada. Some of the jobs available include administrative assistant, forest biologist, physical scientist, data analyst and graphic designer and video officer. You can also apply for different technologist positions where your details will be included in an inventory and you may be contacted once a suitable job becomes available.
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Farm labourers may have one of the most threatened jobs in Canada but there are still plenty of other careers in agriculture. Previously known as Atlantic Farm Services, Sollio Agriculture is Canada’s largest agricultural co-op. The organization lists more than 40 jobs right now. These include mill worker, scale room operator, feed formulator, regional procurement manager and different types of technicians. Some jobs are seasonal and some require French. Most of the available positions are based in different locations in Quebec but there are also opportunities in Winnipeg, Moncton, Princeton, B.C. and Thorndale, Ontario.
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The YMCA was one of the Canadian companies hiring in September and the organization still has 152 jobs listed. These jobs range widely in scope: early childhood educators, English language assessors, settlement counsellors, youth outreach workers, cooks, cleaners, custodians and lifeguards are just some of the positions available in locations across Canada.
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With the holidays coming up, more people will be buying gifts online and sending them to loved ones rather than risking shopping trips and then travelling to see the family. Homegrown courier company Purolator is hiring at the moment to meet the expected demand, with more than 170 jobs listed on their careers page right now. Most of the positions are for different types of sorters and couriers but there are also positions for data scientists, trailer mechanics and air ramp managers, among others. The available jobs are based in different locations in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
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The first step in addressing the stigmas women face every day is to know not only what they are but also exactly how widespread they are. Real statistics about, for instance, women’s employment and earnings in Canada can help with this. As StatsCan is preparing for the 2021 Census, it is hiring people to help with the monumental task of bringing us Canada by the numbers. There are 104 StatsCan jobs listed on Indeed at the moment and it’s also useful to scour the listings on the agency’s own website. These include census operators, different types of clerks, interviewers, field operations supervisors, administrative assistants, user support technicians and the like. The available jobs are based in various locations all over Canada.
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada
If one of your main job requirements is that it should involve water, you may want to check out the 90 jobs Fisheries and Oceans Canada currently has listed on their website. These include search and rescue crew members, aquatic science biologists, deckhands, environmental officers, stewards and even lightkeepers. The available jobs are based in different locations in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island as well as in Quebec City and Ottawa.
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Like everyone else, LCBO — the Liquor Control Board of Ontario — is gearing up for the holiday season. In the LCBO’s case, though, this means hiring seasonal employees, especially customer services representatives. The 209 LCBO jobs currently listed on Indeed also include temporary and permanent warehouse workers, product managers and labour relations consultants. The available jobs are based in locations all over Ontario.
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Construction company Ledcor is still hiring, with dozens and dozens of jobs listed on their careers page. These include labourers, scaffolders, pipefitters, electricians, project coordinators, project accountants, truck drivers, transport coordinators, data analysts and the like. There are also several apprentice jobs in the trades. The available jobs are based in various locations in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta, as well as in Yellowknife.
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University of Ottawa
Being based in Ottawa, or even in Gatineau across the river, doesn’t mean you have to have a civil service job. The University of Ottawa has dozens of jobs listed on their website at the moment. These include teaching and research jobs in different faculties, librarians, counsellors and registered nurses. Because the University of Ottawa is bilingual, some jobs require fluency in French.
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University Health Network
If you’re considering a career in healthcare, now is the time to grab one of the many opportunities available. North America’s largest health research organization, for instance, currently has 315 jobs listed on their careers page. These include straightforward healthcare jobs like physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, care aides and various kinds of medical technicians; research jobs like research assistants and study assistants; and supporting jobs like porters, cleaners, copywriters, communications operators and even art directors. Most of these jobs are based in Toronto, although if you’d rather live somewhere a little more affordable, there are some opportunities elsewhere in Ontario too.
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Burger chain White Spot has more than a dozen jobs listed on their website at the moment, all based in various locations in British Columbia. These jobs include cooks, kitchen managers, restaurant managers, greeters/seaters and servers. They may not be the most glamorous jobs in the world but they can be jobs that pay well even though they don’t need a degree.
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If you’re looking for a job in Atlantic Canada, forestry giant J.D. Irving has opportunities all over New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, including in some of the most affordable cities in Canada for young people. The hundreds of jobs currently listed on their careers page include general labourers, nursery workers, cashiers, maintenance professionals, administrative assistants, customer service representatives and process engineers. The company has plenty of jobs for new graduates and seasonal jobs for students too.
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Not having a dedicated office space is one of the work-from-home mistakes to avoid. Many Canadians are new to working from home and that means Staples is doing brisk business. The company currently has more than 700 jobs listed on their website. These run the gamut of retail jobs, from customer service representative to risk manager. There are positions available in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick.
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Canadian Tire lists more than 500 jobs on Indeed at the moment. These vary widely and include business analysts, security guards, social and delivery media coordinators, translators, newsletter coordinators, integration specialists, apparel designers and of course sales jobs. Most jobs are based in various cities in Ontario and Quebec but there are also opportunities in Calgary and Victoria.
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Looking for retail jobs that won’t make you pull your hair out? Fashion retailer Nordstrom currently lists more than 70 jobs on their career page. These include salesperson jobs but there are also opportunities in the overnight online fulfillment team, the merchandise and inventory team, security, and for visual merchandisers and loss prevention agents. Most available positions are based in cities in Ontario but there are also jobs based in Vancouver and Calgary. Some positions are seasonal or part-time.
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If you want to help people with the most common tax mistakes Canadians make, the financial services company has 45 jobs listed on their website at the moment. These include tax analysts – among them, jobs for new graduates – as well as administrative assistants, office managers, accountants and bookkeepers, assurance managers and a marketing and communications specialist. The available jobs are based in Toronto as well as locations in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.
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Insurance giant Intact currently lists nearly 200 positions on their careers page. These include claims assistants and representatives, financial analysts, legal assistants, internal investigators and IT support specialists. There are also openings in the company’s new grad underwriting development program. Most jobs are based in various cities in Ontario and Quebec but there are also positions available in Calgary, Vancouver and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
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We told you that McGill University was one of the companies hiring in August. Right now, there are even more positions available here: 445 listed on their website, in fact. The positions are varied and include remote learning assistants, booking office musicians, research assistants, graders, lecturers, office assistants, fitness trainers and night stewards. While the majority of these jobs are based in Montreal, there are also some openings in Quebec City and Gatineau.
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First National Financial
Mortgage provider First National Financial currently lists dozens of jobs on their careers page. These include customer services representatives, administrators, underwriters and analysts. Available jobs are based in various cities in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Being bilingual is a huge advantage in most of these jobs.
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We listed Loblaw as one of the Canadian companies hiring in June and the company still has plenty of vacancies: it has thousands of openings posted across various divisions. These include not only the regular retail jobs like cashiers, store managers, clerks in the different departments and personal shoppers but also recruiters, business analysts, data scientists, pharmacists and maintenance staff. There are vacancies throughout Canada.
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Halton Healthcare Services
Ontario’s Halton Healthcare Services currently lists 248 jobs on their website, based in Georgetown, Milton or Oakville. These include those in-demand healthcare jobs like registered nurses and physiotherapists but also support positions like janitors, patient registration clerks, switchboard operators and food services helpers.
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University of Toronto
The University of Toronto offers one of the best perks in Canada: the possibility of free tuition for your family. There are currently more than 150 U of T jobs listed on their careers page. They are based either at the university’s Toronto or its Mississauga campus and include teaching assistants, executive assistants, lecturers and professors, management positions like operations and finance managers and even an events specialist.
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Manitoba Métis Federation
If you have a good knowledge of Métis culture and care about the issues the Métis Nation faces, now is the time to grab that unique job opportunity before it passes. The Manitoba Métis Federation currently lists eight jobs on their website. They are for a program officer, a political analyst and a development officer based in Winnipeg; a regional youth coordinator based in The Pas; a youth resource centre worker based in St. Laurent; a service needs determination clerk based in Dauphin and an employment and training counsellor based in Thompson.
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