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Canada's Most In-Demand Jobs In 2019, According To Randstad Canada

Retail isn't dead after all.

It's a great time to be looking for a new job.

Human resources firm Randstad Canada has released its list of the most in-demand jobs for 2019, which include positions at different levels across a variety of sectors.

Despite doom and gloom about the death of retail, positions like sales associates and merchandisers still made the list.

Good news for retail

Carolyn Levy, Randstad Canada's president of technology, told HuffPost Canada it's important to note these positions centre around the customer experience.

"So really what that's telling us is that Canadians still want that brick-and-mortar retail experience, which really is good news for the sector in itself," Levy said.

Levy said there's a lot of diversification happening on the list, which speaks "very strongly to the economy."

Unemployment levels are at record lows, which some groups have said will limit their businesses investments and actually hurt the economy. Still, it hasn't seem to hurt job-seekers, who only stand to gain from employers' war for talent.

"If we think of the recruitment market in itself, it's very highly competitive," Levy said.

"If we go back to an employer and its brand, they really need to be refining what the organization represents, what their values are, what their promises are, in order to attract and retain any of the top-performing talent in the market."

In no particular order, here are Randstad Canada's most in-demand jobs for 2019 in Canada.

  • Sales associate
  • Administrative assistant
  • Driver
  • Developer
  • Receptionist
  • Cashier
  • General Labourer
  • Project manager
  • Account manager
  • Welder
  • Accountant
  • Registered nurse
  • Electrical engineer
  • HR manager
  • Merchandiser

The firm also released a list of top emerging jobs in Canada. In keeping with jobs trends over the past few years, many of them are in the tech sector.

Here are Randstad Canada's top emerging jobs in Canada, in no particular order:

  • Blockchain developer
  • Automation engineer
  • AI researcher
  • Chief experience officer
  • Live chat agent
  • Dev/opsengineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Data scientist
  • 3D architect

To come up with the lists, Randstad Canada's business analysts reviewed data from clients and analyzed the roles posted in the previous 12 months.

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