935,000 Job Openings in BC, Canada

College graduates and career growth explorers, take a closer look at these opportunity occupations.

With a decade of steady growth and continuing projects till 2014, British Columbia’s Ministry of Finance issued a call for qualified applicants to fill in 935,000 job openings.

For Filipinos, the options to take advantage of this opportunity are:

  1. Ensure qualifications and skills are considered the Canadian equivalent
  2. Provide evidence of English language proficiency – especially for permanent job offers. Click this link for the English language test - https://www.britishcouncil.ph/exam/ielts/dates-fees-locations
  3. Harness your network in Canada to get employment referrals, have access to potential work-permit sponsors.  In some cases, having relatives or close friends in some Canadian provinces becomes essential in getting permanent residency, such as in Manitoba.
  4. Check out and verify available job orders by POEA-licensed recruitment agencies – www.poea.gov.ph

TOP OPPORTUNITY OCCUPATIONS

The occupations shown below offer top opportunities for temporary or permanent employment.   Please note the number of job openings after each occupation, followed by the prevailing wage rate per hour. 

For example, for Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the average wage is $40.00 Canadian or PhP1,400 per hour / PhP56,000 a week or PhP224,000.00 a month.

In  both cases, the Canadian employer must first obtain a Labor Market Impact Assessment - http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/foreign_workers/hire/index.page

For a free assessment and information on residency options based on your occupation, email your complete and updated resume to cra@visacenter.org

Top Opportunity Occupations / Job Openings in British Columbia

Financial auditors and accountants 11,700 / $28.85

Information systems analysts and consultants 7,600 /  $34.62

College and other vocational instructors 7,200 / $33.40

University professors and lecturers 6,600 / $39.42  

Computer programmers and interactive media developers 6,200 / $33.65  

Other financial officers 5,400 / $32.97

Civil engineers 3,700 / $35.00

Lawyers and notaries 3,500 / $51.20  

Software engineers and designers 3,500 / $39.42  

Professional occupations in business management consulting 3,400 / $28.85  

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 3,200 / $25.00  

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants 2,800 / $19.00  

Social workers 2,600 / $31.00  

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants 2,400 / $25.00

Family, marriage and other related counsellors 2,300/  $29.72  

Authors and writers 2,300 / $27.87  

Human resources professionals 2,200 / $33.00

Electrical and electronics engineers 2,100 / $40.00  

Mechanical engineers 2,000 / $36.00  

Web designers and developers 2,000 / $21.63  

Architects 1,800 / $31.73

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers 1,500 / $32.00  

Psychologists 1,300 / $33.86

TOP OPPORTUNITY OCCUPATIONS: Usually Requiring a University Degree

OCCUPATION: JOB OPENINGS to 2024 MEDIAN WAGE RATE

Financial auditors and accountants 11,700 / $28.85  

Information systems analysts and consultants 7,600 / $34.62

College and other vocational instructors 7,200 / $33.40  

University professors and lecturers 6,600 / $39.42  

Computer programmers and interactive media developers 6,200/  $33.65  

Other financial officers 5,400 / $32.97

Civil engineers 3,700 / $35.00

Lawyers and notaries 3,500 / $51.20  

Software engineers and designers 3,500 / $39.42  

Professional occupations in business management consulting 3,400 / $28.85  

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 3,200/  $25.00

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants 2,800 / $19.00  

Social workers 2,600/$31.00  

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants 2,400 / $25.00

Family, marriage and other related counsellors 2,300 / $29.72

Authors and writers 2,300 / $27.87

Human resources professionals 2,200 / $33.00  

Electrical and electronics engineers 2,100 / $40.00  

Mechanical engineers 2,000 / $36.00  

Web designers and developers 2,000 / $21.63  

Architects 1,800/  $31.73  

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers 1,500 / $32.00  

Psychologists 1,300/ $33.86

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