A year ago, Canada’s employment rate plummeted as people lost their jobs or had their hours reduced. Since then, the job market has been steadily improving: it may have shifted focus across sectors, but the jobs are definitely there. Now is also a good time to start looking if you’re interested in a summer job. To help you get started, here are some of the Canadian companies hiring right now.
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Electronics giant Philips has nearly 50 jobs available in Canada at the moment. These include jobs in software development, customer service, administration, HR, account management, sales and marketing. There’s also an internship available for software testers. Some of these are work-from-home jobs but there are also jobs based in cities across Canada, especially in Ontario and Quebec. For some positions you’ll need to be bilingual.
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Automation multinational ABB currently has around 90 jobs available in Canada. These include opportunities for different kinds of engineers and technicians, quality supervisors, production supervisors, account managers, project managers, communications specialists, recruiters, and the like. There are plenty of internships and summer jobs in various fields available too. The jobs are based in locations across Canada, especially in Quebec.
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The Home Depot
The Home Depot has nearly 700 job opportunities in Canada right now. These include retail jobs like cashiers and sales associates, merchandising associates, stocking associates, order pickers, department supervisors, kitchen designers, loss prevention specialists, data scientists, UI/UX designers, business analysts, marketing specialists and public relations coordinators. There are part-time and seasonal jobs for if you want time to do something on the side but if you feel like side hustle culture is killing you, you can also opt for one of the many full-time positions. The available jobs are based in locations across Canada.
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Software company Vidyard has just over two dozen job opportunities in Canada at the moment, as well as a few in the United States. These include opportunities for product designers, software and web developers, growth analysts, marketing analysts, corporate counsel, account executives, sales development representatives and customer success executives. All of these jobs are remote.
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Newfoundland and Labrador health authority Eastern Health currently has over three dozen job opportunities. These include opportunities for clinical professionals like registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, recreation therapy workers, physiotherapists and clinical psychologists, as well as people working in non-clinical positions like financial managers, occupational health and safety managers and accounting clerks. The available jobs are based in various locations across Newfoundland and Labrador, especially at Eastern Health’s facilities in one of the most beautiful Canadian cities to live in: St. John’s.
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Laboratory services provider LifeLabs has around 400 job opportunities available right now. These include jobs for different kinds of medical laboratory technologists but there are also opportunities outside of the lab, for instance for IT business analysts, couriers, reception clerks, customer care centre associates, and the like. There are full-time and part-time opportunities and the available jobs are based in different locations throughout Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
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Engineering and technical services consultancy company Allnorth has around 70 job openings at the moment, offering some of the best careers for Canadian women in science and engineering. These include opportunities for various kinds of engineers and designers, aquatic biologists, drafting technicians, materials technicians, surveyors, project managers and the like. There are also opportunities in HR. The available jobs are based in locations across Canada, especially in British Columbia and Alberta.
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Software company Oracle has over 200 job opportunities in Canada at the moment. These include tech jobs like software developer but there are also opportunities for sales representatives, business analysts, research assistants, and the like. The company also offers opportunities for students and interns. The available jobs are based in different locations in Canada, including tech hubs like Toronto, Montreal and Kitchener, Ontario.
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Quebec-based fashion company Aubainerie currently has around 250 job openings. These include jobs for sales consultants, fashion consultants, cashiers, fitting room attendants, back store clerks, store managers, window dressers, graphic designers, procurement clerks, paymasters and inventory coordinators. The available jobs are based in locations throughout Quebec and while it’s generally not a prerequisite, some proficiency in French will be a great asset.
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Right now, transportation company Oceanex has around a dozen job opportunities. These include jobs if you love the water, such as bosuns, cooks and ship’s officers and engineers for voyages between Montreal and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. There are also jobs for landlubbers like analyst-programmers, account managers, customer services representatives and accounts payable specialists. There is a customs and freight forwarding manager job based in St. John’s but the other jobs are all based in Montreal, which is also the boarding location for the seagoing jobs. Most of these jobs require English and French.
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Online shopping giant Amazon has more than 1,600 jobs available in Canada right now. These include working in the company’s fulfillment centres and warehouses but there are also jobs in fields like IT and software development, industrial engineering, HR, sales and marketing, customer service and finance. Most positions are full-time and are based in locations across Canada.
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Arts and crafts supply chain Michaels has more than 300 jobs available in Canada at the moment. These include jobs for cashiers, stockers, sales associates, sales managers, framers, customer experience managers and support specialists. Even if retail isn’t your long-term goal, if you have the right skills to have in the age of side hustles, you can use your Michaels job as a way to create your own designs and sell them online. The available positions are based in locations across Canada.
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Insurance co-operative The Co-operators currently has several dozen job openings. These include some of those jobs with the best starting salaries in Canada, like financial advisor and business analyst, as well as positions like client sales advisor, communications specialist, user experience (UX) strategist, systems developer and executive assistant. There are positions available in locations across Canada.
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Fort Nelson First Nation
The Fort Nelson First Nation has more than a dozen jobs available at the moment. These include opportunities for mental health nurses, wellness counsellors, early childhood educators, teachers, educational assistants, finance clerks, peacekeeping coordinators and casual workers. For several of these positions, the ability to speak Dene or Cree would be an asset. The available jobs are based in the community of Fort Nelson, British Columbia.
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Saskatchewan Health Authority
The Saskatchewan Health Authority currently has several hundred opportunities available. These include clinical jobs for registered nurses, respiratory therapists, family physicians, geriatricians and other specialist doctors, medical microbiologists, and the like. There are also non-clinical jobs for social workers, staff schedulers, security guards, travel arrangement clerks, among others, and there are paid and volunteer positions for workers who want to get involved with the province’s Covid-19 response. The available positions are based in locations across Saskatchewan.
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Johnson Controls, a multinational that produces fire, HVAC and security equipment for buildings, has more than 100 job openings in Canada at the moment. These include opportunities in a wide range of job categories, from sales and customer support to engineering and software development. For example, there are opportunities for account executives, product managers, sales managers, energy efficiency performance analysts and software designers. There are also jobs for women in trades, like HVAC technicians, and apprenticeships like HVAC mechanic. The available jobs are based in locations across Canada.
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Pharmaceutical company Roche has more than three dozen job opportunities in Canada right now. These cover a range of fields and include opportunities for field support representatives, IT professionals, computational biologists, patient safety specialists and compliance insights analysts. Most of the available jobs are based in Mississauga, Ontario but there are also opportunities elsewhere in Canada, such as Laval, Quebec.
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Canadian fashion retailer Ardene currently has several hundred job openings. These include jobs for sales associates and store managers but there are also plenty of retail jobs that won’t make you pull your hair out: designers, apparel fit models, payroll specialists, graphic designers, social media influencer specialists, web copywriters and the like. The more corporate jobs are based at the company’s head office in Montreal while the in-store jobs are based in locations across Canada.
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The Archer Daniels Midland Company – or ADM – has nearly three dozen job openings in Canada at present. These include opportunities for laboratory technicians, food safety specialists, quality and environmental coordinators, plant managers, grain distributors, millwrights, maintenance mechanics, electricians and elevator workers. Some of the jobs are seasonal or temporary. The available jobs are based in locations across Canada.
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When John W. Sobey started his meat delivery business in 1907, he couldn’t have dreamed that it would make his descendants one of the richest families in Canada. Now one of the country’s largest grocery chains, Sobeys has more than 500 job opportunities at the moment. These include a wide variety of jobs, such as cashiers, grocery clerks, clerks in the various departments, floral designers, bakers and cake decorators, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants, marketing specialists, social media specialists and service technicians, as well as delivery drivers just like back in the day. The available jobs are based in locations across Canada.
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Working in the fast food service industry isn’t for everyone, but it can be the best part-time job to match your skillset and pay the bills while you chase that perfect opportunity. It also teaches you invaluable soft skills – such as patience and effective communication – that you can use throughout your career. Popular sandwich chain Subway has nearly 200 jobs available in Canada at present. These include what they call “Subway Sandwich Artist" jobs at outlets across the country. However, there are also some opportunities for management roles.
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PepsiCo doesn’t just make soft drinks but also snacks and cereal products. The company currently has several hundred job opportunities in different fields. These include jobs for merchandisers, warehouse technicians, sales representatives, delivery drivers, production supervisors, maintenance workers, millwrights, financial analysts and account managers. There are part-time and seasonal options available too, as well as internships. The current job opportunities are based in locations across Canada.
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Retirement living and senior care specialists Revera Inc. have nearly 1,900 jobs available throughout Canada at the moment. These include opportunities for nurses, dietary aides and other healthcare workers, recreation and activity aides, as well as jobs in housekeeping, reception, food preparation and administration.
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Waste management company Clean Harbors may just be a good start if you want a taste of different environmental careers. The company has around 70 jobs available across Canada at the moment. These include opportunities for project managers, account managers, different classes of drivers, swampers and labourers, different equipment operators and kitchen staff.
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Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning – or Humber College, as most people call it – has around three dozen job openings right now. These include opportunities for professors in various disciplines, clinical teachers, different kinds of advisors, coordinators, program assistants and web designers. However, most of the jobs are based out of Etobicoke, Ont.