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CareerBuilder.ca and Economic Modeling Specialists Release the Top Jobs for 2015 and Beyond
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TORONTO

TORONTO, Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers resolving to look for a new job or change careers in the New Year will have ample opportunities, depending on where they are looking.

To help workers get an idea of which jobs are growing the fastest in which areas, CareerBuilder.ca and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. looked at the jobs with the highest projected job growth from 2014 to 2020 for each of most populous metropolitan areas in Canada.

Edmonton leads the top metros with 8 per cent projected growth from 2014 to 2020, followed closely by Calgary (7 per cent), Regina and Saskatoon (6 per cent each).

"Employment grew by an average of 21,300 per month in the six months leading to November, and our findings show that employers will continue adding jobs at a steady pace across a variety of industries and regions," said Mark Bania, Director of CareerBuilder Canada. "It is important for job seekers to be aware of the labour market growth trends as they consider their options in the coming years, particularly if they are in school or thinking of going back to school, or considering a career change."

The following are the top metros with the highest projected job growth between 2014 and 2020.

Metro

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

%  Change

Edmonton

784,939

843,949

59,010

8%

Calgary

848,380

911,097

62,717

7%

Regina

147,497

156,177

8,680

6%

Saskatoon

169,651

179,499

9,848

6%

Toronto

3,330,495

3,494,903

164,408

5%

Winnipeg

456,779

478,462

21,683

5%

Vancouver

1,368,816

1,436,815

67999

5%

Montreal

2,113,591

2,190,026

76,435

4%

Ottawa - Gatineau

720,944

747,840

26,896

4%

Quebec City

447,774

467,436

19,662

4%

Halifax

245,453

252,024

6,571

3%

Not all job growth is created equal: Occupational growth will vary across regions. Below is a sampling of occupations with projected growth of 10 per cent or more (from 2014 to 2020) by metropolitan area and the median hourly earnings*.

Calgary:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Information systems analysts and consultants

10,482

11,534

10

$41.03

Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors, n.e.c.

7,450

8,391

13

$37.58

Mechanical engineers

5,333

6,270

18

$48.08

Welders and related machine operators

7,437

8,603

16

$29.04

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

6,125

7,057

15

$28.71

Edmonton:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

4,244

5,138

21

$36.52

Retail salespersons and sales clerks

29,315

32,192

10

$11.72

Welders and related machine operators

11,945

13,795

15

$31.06

Registered nurses

13,663

15,033

10

$40.90

Administrative officers

12,580

14,313

10

$23.86

Montreal:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

12,046

14,014

16

$30.65

Computer network technicians

11,569

13,456

16

$26.34

Community and social service workers

16,858

19,081

13

$22.02

University professors

14,066

15,787

12

$37.92

Graphic designers and illustrators

15,308

16,851

10

$20.58

Halifax:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

1,677

1,855

11

$10.95

Financial and investment analysts

904

1,068

18

$26.98

Executive assistants

1,026

1,195

16

$24.60

Customer service representatives - Financial services

1,684

1,903

13

$15.47

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

3,582

4,029

12

$31.00

Ottawa-Gatineau:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

3,939

4,554

16

$20.78

Software engineers and designers

10,814

12,387

15

$43.22

Cooks

7,096

7,818

10

$11.47

Lawyers and Quebec notaries

7,239

7,956

10

$41.55

Professional occupations in public relations and communications

6,685

7,330

10

$30.94

Quebec City:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

2,400

2,839

18

$26.21

Specialist physicians

2,984

3,499

17

$28.28

Computer network technicians

3,008

3,495

16

$23.29

Community and social service workers

4,239

4,855

15

$22.10

Grocery clerks and store shelf stockers

5,625

6,255

11

$10.91

Regina:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

1,141

1,307

15

$33.08

Security guards and related occupations

1,072

1,232

15

$13.98

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

2,080

2,291

10

$17.59

Administrative officers

2,673

3,009

13

$23.40

Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors, n.e.c.

1,446

1,637

13

$32.91

Saskatoon:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Electricians (except industrial and power system)

1,374

1,612

17

$27.29

Construction trades helpers and labourers

1,778

2,024

14

$17.53

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

1,016

1,159

14

$28.56

Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors, n.e.c.

2,121

2,392

13

$33.60

Accounting and related clerks

1,579

1,736

10

$19.73

Vancouver:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Software engineers and designers

7,303

8,454

16

$39.41

University professors

8,149

9,350

15

$38.73

Welders and related machine operators

6,902

7,890

14

$25.99

Shippers and receivers

13,162

14,798

12

$16.94

Information systems analysts and consultants

11,147

12,439

12

$34.55

Toronto:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Computer network technicians

17,284

20,309

18

$28.86

Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors, n.e.c.

42,751

50,220

17

$38.32

Computer and information systems managers

20,380

23,315

14

$46.36

Professional occupations in business services to management

45,161

50,100

11

$33.80

Food and beverage servers

34,341

38,029

11

$12.20

Winnipeg:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

11,496

12,844

12

$17.88

Community and social service workers

5,076

5,700

12

$16.72

Construction trades helpers and labourers

3,510

3,940

12

$18.19

Material handlers

5,496

6,080

11

$15.26

Security guards and related occupations

3,608

3,972

10

$12.83

*Occupational data and job growth projections include employees and self-employed workers; however, because self-employed workers set their own rates, salary data (median hourly earnings) is based on employees only and only cover a percentage of the total jobs.

About EMSI

Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Using sound economic principles and good data, EMSI builds user-friendly services that help educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers build a better workforce and improve the economic conditions in their regions. For more information, visit www.economicmodeling.com.

About CareerBuilder.ca

CareerBuilder.ca is a leading job site in Canada. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), the Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder.ca powers the career centers for more than 250 Canadian partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. These include leading portals such as MSN.ca and Macleans.ca. Job seekers visit CareerBuilder.ca every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic e-mail job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about CareerBuilder.ca products and services, visit http://www.careerbuilder.ca.

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