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The Ten Most Popular Jobs in Canada Right Now

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  • Writer's pictureThe CareerBeacon Team

Wondering what most of us are doing for a living? The most commonly held job for Canadians is Retail Sales Person. That ranks as the top job for women in this country, the number two most frequently held for men, and the most popular occupation overall. See also: Canadian economy adds over 11,000 jobs in October

Using data from last year’s long-form census report, Statistics Canada has been slowly releasing data about the state of work and careers across the nation. These are the ten most popular jobs in Canada. And guess what? They all have positions available right now on CareerBeacon.

The ten most popular occupations for Canadians

For women:

  1. Retail salespersons [View retail jobs.]

  2. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses [View nursing jobs.]

  3. Cashiers [View cashier jobs.]

  4. Teachers [View teaching/instructing/training jobs.]

  5. Administrative assistants [View admin jobs.]

  6. Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations [View food and beverage jobs.]

  7. Administrative officers [View admin jobs.]

  8. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates [View healthcare jobs.]

  9. General office support workers [View office support jobs.]

  10. Early childhood educators and assistants [View education jobs.]

For men:

  1. Transport truck drivers [View trucking jobs.]

  2. Retail salespersons [View retail jobs.]

  3. Retail and wholesale trade managers [View retail manager jobs.]

  4. Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents [View maintenance jobs.]

  5. Construction trades helpers and labourers [View Construction jobs.]

  6. Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers [View automotive jobs]

  7. Material handlers [View material handling jobs.]

  8. Carpenters [View carpentry jobs.]

  9. Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations [View food and beverage jobs.]

  10. Cooks [View available positions for cooks.]

Want more information about how Statistics Canada compiled this list and the current makeup of the Canadian labour force? You can read highlights of the 2016 Census report here. See also: Report: Canada’s most attractive destinations for work right now

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