As we’re approaching the end of what has been a nightmare year for most, at least the labour market is looking better. If you’re looking for a new job – or just any job before the holidays – now is the time to make sure your resumé is up to date and then to start thinking creatively about where to look. Sometimes you’ll find just what you’re looking for with the last company you’d have thought would have an opening in your field. Here are some of the best Canadian companies hiring in November.
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If you love the water, you’ll enjoy your job even more if you can smell the sea and feel the breeze in your hair. BC Ferries currently has a number of jobs listed on their website. These include senior masters, a senior chief engineer, an employee relations coordinator and casual positions for deckhands/bridge watch and engine room assistants. The jobs are all based in various locations in British Columbia.
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Nordia was one of the Canadian companies hiring in June, when the job market started getting back on its feet again. If customer service is your forte, you still have the opportunity to score a job with the gurus in the field. Nordia currently lists a variety of jobs on their careers page, mainly for customer service representatives and chat specialists. Some positions are work-from-home and some require fluency in French and/or bilingualism. Most of the available jobs are based in different locations in Quebec and New Brunswick but there are also opportunities in Ontario and British Columbia.
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Forest products company Tolko Industries lists several dozen jobs on their website at the moment. These vary from different kinds of production workers to production coordinator, welder and forestry technician. There are also weekend casual and firewatch jobs and if you’re in training to become a millwright, you might snag a position as a millwright apprentice. Most of the available positions are based in different locations in British Columbia and Alberta but there are also a few opportunities in Saskatchewan. While you may find yourself working in a remote part of the country, the view from the office is likely to be stunning.
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Teck Resources Limited
Teck Resources Limited lists over 50 jobs on their careers page at the moment. These vary widely in scope and include plenty of jobs that will be in demand in a post-pandemic world, such as truck drivers, water treatment technicians, process engineers and different kinds of analysts. The majority of the available jobs are based in various locations in British Columbia but there are also a few jobs in Alberta and Ontario.
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Farm Business Consultants
In a world after Covid, it’s very likely that more people will ask themselves if paying ridiculous rents in the GTA is worth it and if it wouldn’t make more sense to live somewhere more rural with wide, open spaces. Your education and experience in finance doesn’t have to hold you back. In fact, Farm Business Consultants – or FBC – has more than 20 jobs listed on their website at the moment. They are mainly for account representatives and tax consultants-in-training. The available jobs are based in different locations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario.
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Department-store chain Winners has more than 200 jobs listed on their corporate careers page at present. These include store and sales associates, store coordinators, store managers and merchandise coordinators. The available positions are based in different locations across Canada and there are both full-time and part-time opportunities.
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Property developer Sifton Properties currently lists 20 diverse jobs on their careers page. These include servers in their dining rooms, maintenance staff, a décor assistant, personal support workers, resident wellness coordinators and registered practical nurses. The available positions are based in various locations in Ontario, especially in London and Mississauga.
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Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited
Gold-mining company Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited has 25 jobs listed on their website at the moment. These include various kinds of engineers, technicians and supervisors, as well as a geology technician, an accountant and a communications counsellor. A career in mining almost inevitably means that you’ll be based in more remote locations: in this case, places like Baker Lake or Rankin Inlet in Nunavut. However, there are also some positions that are not quite in the middle of nowhere but in Toronto, Val d’Or, Quebec and Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec – one of the most affordable Canadian cities for young people – instead.
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Covid-19 may have wreaked havoc on the travel and hospitality industries this year but as we’re settling into a new normal, companies like Marriott International are hiring again. In fact, there are currently 41 Marriott International jobs listed on Indeed. These range from room attendants to concierges, front desk agents to aestheticians, maintenance staff to executive chefs. Most of the available positions are based in different locations in Ontario but there are also openings in Whistler and Kelowna, BC, Trois-Rivières, Quebec and Halifax.
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CIBC is not only one of Canada’s biggest banks but also one of the companies with the best pension plans. At the moment, there are more than 350 job openings at CIBC listed on their careers page. These include client service representatives, financial services representatives, universal bankers, financial advisors and credit counsellors. The available jobs are based in different locations all over Canada.
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Peel District School Board
One of Ontario's largest school boards, the Peel District School Board lists dozens of jobs on Indeed at the moment. These include teaching positions for different grades and in different subjects and many of these jobs are online too. There are also non-teaching jobs like health and safety specialists, custodians, lunchroom supervisors and project managers. Most of the available positions are based in the Region of Peel including Mississauga, Ontario.
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University of Alberta
The University of Alberta currently lists 109 jobs on their website. These include research assistants, laboratory technologists, project leads, teaching staff and grant writers. The high cost of utilities and beer make Edmonton one of the most expensive places in Canada to live in but working at the University of Alberta comes with a host of benefits and employee discounts that can make the move worthwhile.
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Professional services provider EY, or Ernst & Young, is one of the largest companies of its kind in the world. It’s Canadian subsidiary lists hundreds of jobs on their careers page at the moment. These include opportunities for a wide range of professionals, from tax staff to bilingual proofreaders. The company also has plenty of internships available for the summer of 2021. The available jobs are based in most of Canada’s major cities.
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Now that we’re all getting off our Covid couches and getting active again – rain and snow be damned – many of us are heading to Sport Chek to upgrade our equipment or just do sneaker shopping and wishing we could qualify for a staff discount. The good news is that Sport Chek is hiring, with hundreds of jobs listed on their careers page at the moment. These include sales associates, cashiers, department and store managers, visual merchandisers, loading and stocking associates, shipper/receivers, online fulfillment associates and service shop technicians. There are full-time and seasonal positions. The available jobs are based in various locations across the country.
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BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group currently has hundreds of jobs listed on Indeed. These include customer service representatives, personal banking associates and personal bankers, administrative assistants and different kinds of analysts. Some positions are specifically for students or new graduates, which would make them a good option if you want to pay off your student loans fast and start gaining work experience. Being bilingual will come in handy: there’s even a job for a trilingual associate. The available positions are based in different locations in across the country.
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National Bank of Canada
The National Bank of Canada has nearly 60 jobs listed on their careers page at the moment. These include call centre agents, customer service representatives, investment associates, different types of analysts and advisors and IT architects. The available opportunities are based in various locations in Quebec and Ontario, with a few vacancies in Vancouver too. Especially the Quebec-based positions may require proficiency in French.
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Canadian Red Cross
In Canada, Covid-19 may be under control for now but there’s no guarantee that we won’t see another wave of infections. The Canadian Red Cross is one of the organizations remaining vigilant in the fight against the disease as well as other disasters. The humanitarian organization lists more than one hundred jobs on their website at the moment. These include risk advisors, public health advisors, Covid-19 doctors, emergency care workers, home help workers, financial analysts, fundraisers and the like. The available jobs are based in various locations in Ontario as well as in Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary and other parts of the country.
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Canadians starting a new life elsewhere in the country will need someone to help them move their possessions, so it’s no wonder that U-Haul – one of our Canadian companies hiring in August – still has over 150 jobs listed on Indeed. These include transfer drivers, facility housekeepers, reservation managers, preventive maintenance technicians, truck mechanics and customer service representatives, based in cities all over Canada.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority
Home to some of the best bike tours in Canada, Nova Scotia is the perfect place to move to if you want to spend more time outdoors and enjoy stunning scenery. Of course you’ll still need to make money and the Nova Scotia Health Authority has hundreds of jobs on their website at the moment. These include Covid-19 workers, stores clerks, administrative assistants, food production workers, compensation and benefits advisors, general office clerks, ward aides, utility workers and the like, as well as respiratory therapists, research assistants and specialists in fields like obstetrics/gynecology, nephrology and internal medicine. The jobs are all based in different locations across Nova Scotia.
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As long as there’s food production, there will be jobs in agribusiness. One of the largest companies in the field in Canada is Richardson International, which lists 45 jobs on their careers page right now. These include production workers, location assistants, general labourers, industrial electricians, millwrights and sales representatives. There are also opportunities specifically for agribusiness students. The available jobs are based in different locations in Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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