As 2020 finally comes to an end, many of us look towards the new year with hope that things will be better. Of course, finding that dream job is one of the best ways to ensure that things will indeed be much rosier in future. Just because it’s December doesn’t mean that nobody’s hiring right now. In fact, there are plenty of Canadian companies with job openings as you read this. Here are some of the best opportunities out there.
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Engineering and tech company Siemens has more than 50 job openings available at the moment. These include a huge variety, like laboratory technicians, financial analysts, business coordinators, customer service specialists, engineers, electro-mechanics and information security administrators. The jobs are based mainly in different locations in Ontario and Quebec but also elsewhere in Canada.
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Edmonton-based PCL Construction has been one of Canada’s best companies to work for for in the past. At the moment, the company has several dozen positions available in Canada, as well as some in the United States and Australia. The Canadian jobs are based in different locations across Canada and include software developer, graphic/UX designer, project accountant, payroll coordinator, estimator and different kinds of project coordinator.
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Australian engineering multinational Ausenco has over 40 jobs available at its Canadian operations. These include administrative assistant, IT administrator, project manager, environmental engineer, marine biologist and hydrogeologist. Depending on the job, you may be based in a city like Toronto, Burlington, Ontario, Burnaby, BC, Vancouver or even Whitehorse.
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Security solutions company dormakaba Group currently has about 60 job openings in Canada, mainly in Montreal, where you’ll find some of the country’s richest neighbourhoods. The jobs include assemblers, operators, visual inspectors and software developers. While not all of the available jobs require you to be fluent in French, being bilingual will be a great asset.
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University of British Columbia
One of Canada’s best employers for young people, the University of British Columbia is currently hiring to fill more than 70 job openings at its Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. The jobs include research assistants, marketing and events specialists, systems administrators and several teaching positions.
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Home to some of the richest cities in Canada, the York Region is a regional municipality close to Toronto. The York Region currently has more than 30 job openings, many of which are temporary or on a casual basis. Positions include paramedics, registered nurses, food service workers, personal support workers, data analysts and an epidemiologist. Most of these jobs are based in Vaughan or Newmarket.
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Engineering infrastructure firm AECOM has over 150 positions available at the moment. The company is looking especially for different kinds of engineers: structural, environmental, transportation, water process and the like. There are also positions in trades like scaffolders or HVAC technicians as well as for architects, cost managers and project managers, among others. The jobs are based in locations across Canada.
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Ontario-based energy company Hydro One has roughly 30 job openings to fill at present. These include positions like grid operations field manager, network management engineer and forestry manager. There are also several jobs in IT, business management and communications. Most of these jobs are based in Toronto but there are a few that are based elsewhere in Ontario too. Even if the company doesn’t have anything suitable for you at the moment, it’s worth keeping an eye on their job listings: they normally have one of the highest-paying internships in Canada.
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All over Canada, there is still a high demand for people who can fill a wide variety of healthcare jobs. Northern Health, for instance, has several hundred positions based in various locations in northern British Columbia at the moment. These include clinical jobs like laboratory technologist, community health workers and care aides but also non-clinical, supporting roles like cleaners, cooks, laundry workers and a variety of administrative positions.
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Upper Grand District School Board
School boards across Canada are still hiring. For example, the Upper Grand District School Board, which serves the Guelph, Ontario area, has dozens of openings available at the moment. These include jobs for temporary ESL/LINC instructors, educational assistants, early childhood educators, office coordinators and of course teachers at both elementary and secondary levels. The positions are all based at schools in and around Guelph, which happens to be one of Canada’s best cities to raise kids.
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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Throughout Canada, regional health authorities are hiring at the moment. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, for instance, has plenty of healthcare-related job openings. These include home care attendants, integrated support workers, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants, primary care assistants, infection control professionals, midwives, physicians, respiratory therapists and other jobs worth going back to school for. There are also a few jobs in supporting positions, like resource coordinator and ESP system administrator. The jobs are all based in the Winnipeg area.
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Robotics engineers have one of the Canadian jobs that will be in demand post pandemic. If this is a field that interests you, engineering company JMP Solutions may be a good fit. The company currently has job openings at some of its locations in Ontario and British Columbia. These include robotics and controls specialists, a senior applications specialist, a senior mechanical designer, project managers, a business development manager and a marketing assistant.
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London Children’s Connection
Do you love working with kids? London Children’s Connection has positions available at its children’s centres in London, Ontario. These include early childhood educator, dietary planners, child care assistants and a home child care provider. Most of these jobs are part-time or on a supply basis, so you can make this your side gig.
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A career in the media can be fun, exciting and even a little glamorous. CBC/Radio-Canada currently has nearly one hundred jobs available in major cities across Canada: even in Whitehorse. There are various newsroom roles, including for reporters, editors and producers. There are also plenty of opportunities in fields like administration, HR, marketing and communications, IT and finance. Depending on where you want to be based, some jobs require proficiency in French.
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Extendicare provides housing and care for seniors across Canada. The company currently has several hundred job openings in several of its facilities, including in various locations in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Jobs available include registered nurse, dietary aide, personal support worker, social worker, program manager, cook, housekeeper, maintenance worker and tax analyst.
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Uranium company Cameco currently advertises nearly two dozen job openings. These include positions for foremen, a mechanical engineer, reliability engineers, a governance and compliance specialist, a business analyst and a human resources generalist. There are also summer positions for students in business intelligence, tech support, administration, geology and the like. The positions are based in Saskatoon, Cigar Lake and Rabbit Lake in Saskatchewan.
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Scotiabank has nearly 700 job openings all across Canada. These include positions in customer care, personal banking, financial advice, sales and marketing, administration IT and analysis. Several of these positions require you to be bilingual and it might not be a bad idea to learn another language anyway: with offices in other locations in the Americas, the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia, Scotiabank could be your ticket to living and working abroad too.
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At the moment, engineering services provider Worley has several dozen Canadian job openings, mainly in Western Canada. These include a variety of great jobs for women in trades – such as electricians and construction managers – and the apprenticeships necessary to qualify in these trades. Other positions available include geoscientist, tailings engineer, estimator and ecologist.
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police
You don’t have to become a police officer to be part of the Mounties. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also employs civilians in a variety of support positions, such as human resources, IT, forensics, psychology, research and analysis and administrative support. At present, there are several dozen positions available with the RCMP, including in asset management, business analysis, communications, health services and project management.
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The Body Shop
If you’re looking for a retail job where, in a small way, you can also help make the world a better place, look no further than The Body Shop. Since its founding, it was one of the trailblazers for cruelty-free beauty brands that also had a social conscience. The company currently has several dozen positions available at stores across Canada. Most of these are for customer consultants, with some being seasonal positions. There are also several store management and team lead positions available.