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CareerBuilder.ca Releases List of Canada's Fastest Growing Industries and Occupations
PR Newswire
TORONTO

TORONTO, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ready for a career change? Trying to decide which area of university study is right for you? Hoping to land a job in a growing industry? Despite the softening of the job market, certain industries remain strong in terms of growth, providing ample opportunities for those hoping to take that next career step.

CareerBuilder.ca released a list of industries and occupations with higher than average job growth nationwide from 2015 to 2020. The study is based on data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI), CareerBuilder's labor market analysis arm that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work.

Canada is projected to create nearly 500,000 jobs from 2015 to 2020 - a 3 percent increase – though a significant number of industries and occupations will likely experience a greater percentage gain during this period.

"The Canadian job market weathered the global economic downturn virtually unscathed," says Mark Bania, managing director of CareerBuilder Canada. "While hiring appears to have slowed slightly, many industries and occupations remain healthy and strong in terms of growth, with some industries projected to grow as much as 13 per cent over the next five years."

Among industries that are projected to experience at least 10 per cent growth in employment between 2015 and 2020 are*:

Industry

2015 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Change

Average
Earnings
Per Job

Community care facilities for the elderly

101,348

114,839

13%

$31,759

Home health care services

61,909

69,114

12%

$32,490

Child day-care services

121,727

135,140

11%

$29,015

Computer systems design and related services

183,660

203,210

11%

$78,168

Oil and gas extraction

66,423

73,002

10%

$138,884

Getting more specific, CareerBuilder.ca and EMSI also looked at individual occupations within these industries that are projected to experience the highest growth in employment over the next five years:

Community care facilities for the elderly:

Occupation

Employed in
the Industry (2015)

Employed in
the Industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Community and social service workers

7,224

8,615

19%

$20.80

Registered nurses

10,515

11,763

12%

$36.48

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations

4,953

6,088

23%

$10.89

Home health care services

Occupation

Employed in
Industry (2015)

Employed
in
Industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Visiting homemakers, housekeepers and related occupations

21,613

24,826

15%

$14.64

Registered nurses

11,379

12,408

9%

$36.48

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

6,384

6,715

5%

$19.20

Child day-care services

Occupation

Employed in
Industry (2015)

Employed
in
Industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Early childhood educators and assistants

103,526

112,471

9%

$17.27

Managers in social, community and correctional services

3,932

4,677

19%

$33.97

Cooks

2,159

2,640

22%

$12.21

Computer systems design and related services

Occupation

Employed in
Industry (2015)

Employed
in
Industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Information systems analysts and consultants

31,647

34,490

9%

$35.87

Computer programmers and interactive media designers

35,880

38,524

7%

$33.93

Software engineers and designers

15,477

17,942

16%

$41.21

Oil and gas extraction

Occupation

Employed in
Industry (2015)

Employed
in
Industry (2020)

% Change

Median
hourly earnings

Petroleum engineers

5,185

5,499

6%

$50.35

Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

4,528

5,156

14%

$35.21

Financial auditors and accountants

2,954

3,355

14%

$31.42

*Data for this analysis is based on employees only and excludes the self-employed

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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mary Lorenz
CareerBuilder.ca
(P) +1 773-527-3613
(E) mary.lorenz@careerbuilder.com

 

SOURCE CareerBuilder.ca