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    Information technology has become a globally recognized in-demand occupation, as companies around the world embark on digital transformation initiatives, IT functions need to collaborate across more areas of the business sector than ever before, especially strategy and execution. This trend is driven by the desire to improve the customer experience by creating first-class products, personalizing services and ultimately generating profits. At the same time, changing trends like these create challenges for technology leaders, including an increasing number of projects and an acute scarcity of technology workers. Canada is currently facing a labor shortage which has created thousands of job opportunities, for skilled, semi, and unskilled foreign workers alike. There are however certain occupations that have more available positions than others and are classified as in-demand.

    So if you have a strong technical background in tech, coupled with a passion for coding and the relevant certifications to support you, you’ll be in a strong position in the technology job market. Here below are the top in-demand jobs to look after while immigrating to Canada.

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    Software Engineer

    As a software engineer, you will be responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting applications software, ensuring that it is on time and within budget. You will be involved in strategic planning around the development of applications as well as web and mobile environments. This position requires technical skills such as certain programming languages and application programming interfaces (APIs).
    Number of job openings: 16,193
    Median salary: $81,200

    Full-Stack Developer

    Knowing both front and back-end development technologies, a full-stack developer will work closely with other staff and clients. You almost need to know it all in this role, which is why self-motivated people who are ready to learn the newest technologies will make the best candidates.
    Number of job openings: 6,413
    Median salary: $82,700

    Product Manager

    With a knack for influencing others, a product manager works closely with teams across the company and with external business leaders, subject matter experts, and others to follow through with projects and programs. Since you will oversee analysts and product specialists and work with internal groups, you will use and develop your general management skills.
    Number of job openings: 4,711
    Median salary: $81,600

    Digital Marketing/Communications

    Digital marketing and communications professionals deliver a company’s brand story to the rest of the world and support overall business growth. They do this by building an online presence through social media and websites and by tracking performance to improve results. In this role, you will need to keep up with the latest digital marketing trends and think creatively to apply what you learn to your company’s needs.
    Number of job openings: 3,795
    Median salary: $53,100

    Data Analyst

    As a data analyst, you will help your company make decisions based on the data you collect and analyze. An eye for detail is a must. Communication skills are also necessary, as you will work closely with others at the organization.
    Number of job openings: 3,529
    Median salary: $68,300

    Front-End Developer

    Working in a collaborative environment, a front-end developer will create client-side web solutions for a seamless online experience. This role requires a thorough understanding of programming and testing concepts, along with design patterns.
    Number of job openings: 3,164
    Median salary: $76,300

    Graphic and Animation Design

    One of the more visually creative jobs in the tech world, a graphic and animation design specialist gives a creative flair to the organization, and will typically assist with marketing. But it’s not all arts and crafts—in this position, you will need to have strong project management skills to balance your time so that you can take a project from the concept stage to the finished product.
    Number of job openings: 3,054
    Median salary: $40,800

    User Experience Designer

    Interacting with people from across the organization, user experience (UX) designers require excellent communications skills. UX designers are creative and strategic thinkers who work to understand the needs of the user. They need to take feedback, research findings and organization requirements and translate it into innovative web solutions.
    Number of job openings: 2,752
    Median salary: $62,600

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    Technical sales and customer service

    You work in technical sales and customer service, manage inventory and maintain relationships with existing customers. Well-organized people with excellent interpersonal skills – to build relationships with customers and communicate clearly with other staff are the best fit for this position.

    Number of vacancies: 19,441
    Median Salary: $32,900

    Data Scientist

    A data scientist is a professional whose job is to extract maximum values from the given data. This professional collects business, market, and consumer data from a variety of sources to analyze, manipulate, and interpret it all to reveal current patterns underpinning the data. All this insight is then used to understand the company’s performance. The data scientist then designs machine learning or artificial intelligence tools to automate specific business activities, increase consumer satisfaction, increase ROI, and most importantly, enhance all data-driven company decisions.

    Number of vacancies: 5490

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    Median Salaries: $85,000

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