If you’ve been active in the international job market in the past few years, it will no longer be news to you that Canada is one of the best destinations for job seekers from all around the world. The country has numerous official programs that make the process of immigration seamless and easier compared to many other first-world countries, and the chances of growing a very successful career in the country are very high.
That said, there are some places in the country with better job opportunities than others. Canada has ten provinces in total, but not all give you the same career options compared to international standards, especially for skilled workers. Listed below are the top five provinces in Canada with the best job opportunities. Note, however, that the standard of living in these provinces are high relative to other provinces in the country, but the opportunities you’ll be getting make up for this.
Alberta is one of the provinces in Western Canada. It is home to more than 35 colleges and universities, but the province has had a lingering problem for the past few years; it lacks the adequate number of skilled workers for the skilled jobs available. This problem plagued the province till 2016 when the authorities decided to do something about it, leading them to inaugurate the Immigrant Nominee Program the next year to allow skilled job seekers from other countries find employment in the companies in the province and immigrate easily to start work.
Hence, if you are a skilled worker, Alberta is one of the provinces in Canada where you’re likely to get high-paying jobs with big career opportunities.
2. British Columbia
British Columbia is known as Canada’s westernmost province. It contains more than 15 destinations commonly frequented by tourists and vacationers. This might be because of the different languages spoken in the province which fosters intercommunication between the locals and people from other companies. In short, most immigrants would find their language being spoken in this province. Coupled with the large need for workers by industries in this province, British Columbia is one of the best provinces in Canada for job seekers.
3. Nova Scotia
Unlike the above two provinces located in the west of Canada, Nova Scotia is one of the country’s three Maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces that constitute Atlantic Canada. It is home to over 20 colleges and universities, and has its own immigration program called the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. To put the viability of employment in this province into perspective, companies in Nova Scotia were in such demand for workers that they were willing to offer land at no cost to people who accept to work for them.
Ontario is located in the east-central wing of Canada, and it borders the US while housing the country’s capital, Ottawa. It also contains Canada’s largest city, Toronto, and is home to more than 45 colleges and universities. Ontario is also home to headquarters of many big businesses in the country, and it’s very immigrant-friendly; the province has the highest number of immigrants in the country.
Quebec is more suited to immigrants from Francophone countries, as its primary language is French. It’s located in eastern Canada, and is home to many tourist destinations. The province has a low unemployment rate, and offers many opportunities for job seekers.