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IT, engineering jobs among most in-demand professions in Canada

Although the most recent Labour Force Survey showed Canadian businesses losing jobs for the first time in several months, a considerable demand will almost invariably exist for certain professions throughout the country. According to HuffPost Canada, professions in both IT and engineering made the list.

Jobs in neither of those fields hit the No. 1 spot on the list, as that distinction belonged to general labourers. However, starting at No. 4 – engineering project manager – these sectors comprised many of the jobs in the No. 5-10 spots.

Technology staffing expert Carolyn Levy, cited “digitization of the economy” as a driver behind these trends, in an interview with the news provider.

“What we’re seeing is because positions are becoming more complicated, for the most part … there’s so much more of a presence that’s digital,” Levy said.

Most of these professions are roles that can benefit companies across a wide spectrum of the Canadian economy. For example, it would be far easier to make a list of businesses that wouldn’t need software engineers (No. 9), for one purpose or another, than to document all of the firms with such demand.