Success in the Trades : A Glimpse of the Top Jobs
These days, some highly qualified and well-educated people are finding it tough to land a job in their respective fields. It is not because their education and qualifications have become extinct, but rather it is simply that there are no job vacancies. Just like economics—employment also follows the law of supply and demand rule. Jobs in the trades industries are currently in high demand.
According to a Globe and Mail article, the country will be in shortage of one million tradespeople by 2020. As such, if you are considering joining the work force in a few years, consider studying in these trades as recommended by Canadian Living.
1. Construction workers
Since infrastructure is continuously being improved upon in most parts of Canada, construction workers are in high demand. Add to this the rise of commercial and residential buildings, mostly high rise. It is said that about 7 percent of the Canadian workforce is composed of construction workers according to the Canadian Construction Association.
2. Vehicle repair
What are two permanent things in the world? Death and taxes, as they always say. However, you can also add cars to this list. There will always be a good number of people who will be in need of vehicle repair. Are your tires worn out by winter weather? Call auto mechanics. Preparing for a summer road trip? Call auto mechanics. It’s said that the postings for mechanic trades rose to 94 percent according to 2013 figures.
3. Maintenance worker
What would the country be if it weren’t for the hard work of maintenance workers? While maintenance work involves a wide range of specialties, they essentially mean the same thing—keeping things in order. Such jobs include maintenance technician, maintenance mechanic, maintenance specialist and, of course, maintenance worker.
Along with the growth in construction projects, there is equal high demand for licensed electricians. These professionals do a combination of complicated tasks–from laying out, assembling, installing, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures.
5. Heavy machinery operators (such as a backhoe, bulldozer)
Whenever there is an ongoing construction project, you can trust that heavy machinery operators are close by as well. These professionals work heavy machinery with expert skills like backhoes, bulldozers, graders, and other construction-related vehicles. While heavy equipment operators have been mostly males before, that is now starting to change.
Are you ready to join the skilled trades industry? According to news sources, workers in this field have a potential of earning $100,000 per year…
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