Are you in the market for a new job but don’t want just more of the same in a new environment? Then instead of searching for jobs with a specific job title, why not look at what else potential employers have to offer? You may be able to use your qualifications and experience to head into a completely new direction that you never thought possible. To help inspire you, here are some of the Canadian companies with job opportunities right now in Canada.
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IT multinational DXC Technology currently has just over 50 jobs available at its Canadian offices. These include purely tech jobs like different kinds of software developers and software engineers but also positions in fields like customer support, customer service, sales, HR and administration. The available jobs are based in locations across Canada but mainly in Montreal and various cities in Ontario. Because DXC Technology is a multinational, the company also has opportunities in locations around the world, if you’d like a change of scenery.
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There are several reasons why employees love their jobs at Canada Post but let’s face it: during these times, it’s one of the best ways to get out of the house and meet people – and their dogs – without putting yourself at too much risk. Canada Post has over 300 jobs available at the moment. These include full-time and part-time, on-call positions and are mainly for mail carriers and post office assistants. However, there are also positions for, for instance, electromechanics, health and safety officers, drivers, electronics specialists and, of course, postmasters. The available jobs are based in cities and towns across Canada, even in remote locations like Iqaluit.
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Sienna Senior Living
Sienna Senior Living, which provides housing for seniors, has around 500 jobs open at the moment. These include mainly jobs in nursing and providing personal care and support but there are also jobs in other fields, such as food service, building maintenance, administrative support and recreation. There are both full-time and part-time options and the jobs are based in locations across Ontario and British Columbia.
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Hudson’s Bay currently has over 120 job opportunities in Canada. These include opportunities for sales associates but also for retail jobs that won’t make you pull your hair out, like in-store marketers, personal shoppers, social media specialists, assistant planners, operations associates and managers, technical designers, logistics developers and various jobs in IT. The available jobs are based in cities across Canada.
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Medical technology company BD has nearly 50 job opportunities in Canada at present. These include positions for in-service consultants, territory managers, clinical application specialists, production operators, field service representatives and digital marketing managers. Most of the available jobs are based in Quebec City or Mississauga but there are opportunities in cities across Canada. If you’re looking specifically for the chance to gain experience in biosciences like biomedical engineering, you can also look for available opportunities at the company’s operations elsewhere in the world, especially the United States.
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Swedish furniture giant IKEA has several dozen job openings in Canada at the moment. These include warehouse, retail and food service positions but also bilingual staff planning specialist, tax manager, data privacy leader and service fulfillment operations developer. The available positions are based in different locations across Canada, especially in cities in Quebec, such as Montreal, Quebec City and Boucherville – one of the best places to raise kids in Canada. The jobs in Quebec generally require proficiency in French. Some of the jobs are part-time positions.
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Truck drivers have one of those Canadian careers that will be in demand in the next few years at least. While Canada Cartage has plenty of opportunities for different kinds of truck drivers – flatbed, tanker, logging, Class 1, and so on – the logistics and transportation company also has several dozen opportunities for non-drivers. These include mechanics, dispatchers, dock workers, as well as specialists in the HR, IT and sales and marketing fields. The available jobs are based in locations across Canada.
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Logistics truly is one of the industries of the future: you just need to look at how many logistics companies are hiring. DB Schenker, for instance, a global logistics company that’s a division of German railway company Deutsche Bahn, has operations in countries all around the world. The company currently has nearly two dozen jobs available in Canada, including ocean import and ocean export traffic coordinators, operations supervisors, dispatcher, trade consultant, warehouse associate, compliance and risk manager and operational key accounts manager. The jobs are based mainly in Vancouver and Mississauga, with some based elsewhere in Ontario.
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Grant Thornton is one of the world’s largest accounting firms. They were one of the companies hiring in October and since they’re expanding their operations in Canada, they once again have nearly 200 jobs available. These include, of course, jobs for accountants, bookkeepers and tax analysts but there are also opportunities for administrative assistants, legal counsel, workforce managers, and the like. There are also some jobs that you may not have known are a thing, like event and virtual experience assistant and people and culture coordinator. The different jobs are based in locations all across Canada.
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Appliances company SharkNinja has around a dozen jobs in Canada available at the moment. These include digital merchandiser, cybersecurity engineer, kitchenware supply planners, HR coordinator, project manager and back office manager. Most of the available jobs are based in Montreal or Mississauga. Should you be more interested in the engineering side of things – including robotics – the company also has several opportunities in China.
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Government of Prince Edward Island
With warmer weather on the way you may be considering a move to a place where you can enjoy the outdoors more often: a place like Prince Edward Island with its many opportunities for hiking, biking and the beach life. Of course, you need to work too and the Government of Prince Edward Island has more than 150 jobs available. These include just about anything you can think of, such as autism specialist, casual service worker, nurse, substitute teacher, correctional officer and cook. The available jobs are based in different locations on Prince Edward Island.
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Dominion Diamond Mines
Mining company Dominion Diamond Mines currently has nearly two dozen jobs available at its diamond mines in the Northwest Territories. These include various kinds of equipment operators, an assistant blaster, trade jobs like electrician and welder, a geotechnical engineer and an administrative assistant. The work may be in the middle of nowhere, near Lac de Gras, but the location near the Arctic Circle means you may very well see the Northern Lights while on the job.
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Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment does more than just create cartoons. In fact, the company has a large gaming division and there are currently just under twenty jobs available in Canada in this field. These include jobs for technical level designers, gameplay animators, audio programmers, artists and software engineers, as well as non-technical positions like promotions and publicity assistant. Most of the jobs are based in Canada’s gaming capital of Montreal but there are a few based in Toronto too.
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Online payments company Paysafe has nearly two dozen jobs available in Canada at the moment. These include product UX designer, financial analyst, call centre manager, digital marketing and content specialist and project manager. There are also a couple of internship positions. Most of these jobs are based in Montreal or can be done remotely. If you want to try a few years in one of the best places to live and work abroad, Paysafe also has offices the world over.
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Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada is hiring right now, with openings in various locations across the country. Many of the available positions are Covid-19 related and some may just remain among the jobs in demand in a post-pandemic world. They include epidemiologists, biologists, paramedics, nurses and screening officers. There are also more administrative jobs like receptionists and program officers.
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Homegrown fashion retailer ALDO has some two dozen jobs available at their Montreal head office. These include footwear designer — someone has to come up with those great winter boots, after all — as well as product stylist, product photographer, sample coordinator, assistant buyer and positions in marketing, IT, finance and HR.
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Do you want to move out of one of the most expensive places to live in Canada but still stay in Ontario? Caressant Care has dozens of positions available at their nursing and retirement homes in smaller – and cheaper – locations across the province. There are jobs for, among others, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, resident support attendants, personal support workers, guest attendants, dietary aides and cooks, housekeepers and housekeeping aides. If you’re just starting out, there are also opportunities for nursing students and student dietary aides.
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StatsCan has hundreds of jobs available at the moment, in fields ranging from IT to administration and HR. There are also some student opportunities. If you’re looking for a temporary gig that doesn’t require any tertiary qualifications, you may be interested in one of the census enumerator or census crew leader positions available. There are other census-related jobs too to ensure that this huge undertaking to count all Canada’s people runs smoothly. StatsCan jobs are available in locations across the country.
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International customer experience specialists Majorel has about two dozen openings at their Canadian headquarters in Waterloo. These include call centre representatives, call centre supervisors and client services managers. If you’re fluent in Hebrew, Swahili or Pakistani Urdu, you can also consider one of the content or social media moderator jobs available.
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Forestry products company Canfor has about fifty jobs available at the moment. These include trades such as millwrights, electricians and welders – one of the most in-demand jobs for 2021 – as well as jobs in IT, finance, HR and administration. The jobs are based in locations across British Columbia, such as Vancouver, Prince George, Vanderhoof and Cranbrook.