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Thinking about a career change as the cost-of-living crisis continues to unfold? A career in customer service might be an easy swap, according to recruiters.

HR and recruitment company Randstad Canada released a list this week of what it believes will be the 15 most in-demand jobs in Canada this year, according to its data.


The list ranges from sales positions to trades such as welding.


It was compiled by examining online job postings across Canada and cross-referencing this data with internal statistics based on what Randstad’s clients are looking for the most in employee roles, according to a spokesperson. There were far more job postings for the 15 careers on the list than others, the spokesperson added, without providing specific statistics.


This is the list of the most in-demand jobs for 2024, according to Randstad Canada:


  1. Administrative assistant—average salary between $37,000-99,000

  2. Sales associate--$46,000-84,000

  3. Scheduler/planner--$46,000-84,000

  4. HR business partner--$75,000-156,000

  5. Logistics coordinator--$62,000-122,000

  6. Customer service representative--$43,000-74,000

  7. Marketing manager--$62,000-122,000

  8. Mechanical engineer--$66,000-131,000

  9. Financial analyst--$62,000-142,000

  10. Pharmaceutical assistant--$40,000-60,000

  11. Accounting technician--$39,000-114,000

  12. Software developer--$68,000-137,000

  13. Electrician--$55,000-77,000

  14. Development and Operations Process Engineer (DevOps)--$66,000-131,000

  15. Welder--$40,000-74,000

Customer-focused roles are some of the most in-demand as we embark on a new year, according to the recruitment firm. Salary ranges it provided depend on the role, such as whether it’s an entry-level position or a management position.


Interesting fact! The top 7 jobs listed can be found in a contact centre.


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