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CIES | 22-August-2019

Top Trending Study Courses in Canada for International Students to Get Jobs

 Canada is one of the most preferred countries for studying abroad for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Several international students are coming to Canada from all across the globe because of relaxed post-study work (PGWPP) and immigration schemes.

Fabulous schemes like Canadian Express Entry make it easier to get jobs and settle in Canada. Here are top courses to study in Canada for international students for getting jobs in Canada.

  In Canadian Universities, total figure of students at Canadian Universities has increased by 12% in 2019. Canada is a great country to live in. It provides a economically stable, safe and multicultural society. It offers globally recognized degrees and quality of education.

 There are excellent job prospects after studying in Canada. The Canadian universities are having more than 5000 global tie-ups. The figure suggests that more than 90% of the graduates are getting employed in less than 6 months after their studies’ completion in Canada.

 Canada is a large country that borders oceans (Pacific, Atlantic, and the Arctic). It offers unique beautiful scenes.

 Top Trending Courses in Canada for International Students to Get Jobs



 MBA is one of the most trending courses for study abroad. Through MBA, most of the international students eye for fair international work experience.

Management Consulting, Investment Finance, Banking, MBA with specialization in Analytics or Big Date are the job skills that are in demand due to increase in automation, digitalization and big data boom. 

Approx. 40% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies do have an MBA degree.  For the last 5 decades, MBA degree is one of the most sought after degrees.

The costs of pursuing an MBA in Canada are lesser as compared to the other countries like US, UK, Singapore etc. In addition to it, post graduate work permit program(PGWPP) is also an added advantage.

 Computer Science & IT


 Computer science & engineering graduates and software/IT professionals are an ever demanding persons anywhere in world, including Canada. In 2018, software engineers and IT project managers have proved to be among the top 10 most in-demand occupations in Canada.

Most Demanding Computer Science And IT Sectors

Ø  Information systems analysts and consultants

Ø  Database analysts and data administrators

Ø  Software engineers and designers

Ø  Computer programmers and interactive media developers

Ø  Web designers and developers

Ø  Dev-Op & Cyber Security Professionals

 In the last year, there are around 489000 IT professionals in Canada’s tech industry that are working in various fields from software development to project management, to information security, to date security. It’s one of the fastest growing sectors in Canada as the number of jobs in tech field grew up by approx. 11600 in the last year.

The IT industry offers some of the most competitive salaries in the country. The median annual salary is $81,500, up from $76,000 last year.  

 Business & Finance

 Finance always plays a key role in the economy of a nation. Having a degree in Finance will help you to have an understanding of the functions and applications of financial markets. Another subject of great scope is economics. It will make you aware of forecast ting economy (GDP) and contribute to the monetary policies. Beside skills in Finance and Economics, it allows you to develop a wide range of transferable skills.

 The most sought-after job functions are:

Ø  Asset Management

Ø  Broking

Ø  Investment Management

Ø  Banking

Ø  Insurance

Ø  Accounting

 Top Bachelor Degrees for Job Prospects (Source: Monster)

 Core Engineering & Engineering Management


 In 2018, around 8,000 new jobs are added in engineering sector. The number of engineering jobs is growing steadily. Core engineering & technology remains a candidate-driven field.

 Due to upper hand in manufacturing process, Central Canada (Ontario and Quebec) are currently the best job markets for engineers. Around one-third of the new jobs were created in or around Toronto. The next strong market being followed for it is of Toronto and Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary

The current trends that are like gold-dust these days are the engineers with skills in AutoCAD, CATIA or other industry-standard CAD software.  In Canada, the median annual salary of engineering graduates is $81, 9000 which represents a significant increase from the median of $72,000 last year.  The top 10% of earners make $112,300.

 Topmost on-demand categories are:

Ø  Mechanical

Ø  Civil

Ø  Electrical-Electronics

Ø  Chemical

Ø  Industrial & Manufacturing

Ø  Engineering Management

 Physical & Earth Sciences and Renewable Energy


 Students from the renewable energy sector, Earth Sciences background and related fields are also in high demand in Canada right now.

 The energy industry is currently playing key role in job generation in Canada and is highly capital intensive. Due to depletion of fossil fuel and climate change, renewable energy careers are gaining more popularity.

 Some of the top subjects to study are:

Ø  Physics & Astronomy

Ø  Medical Physics & Nanotechnology

Ø  Geo-science & Oceanography

Ø  Oil & Petroleum Engineering

Ø  Mining

Ø  Geology

Ø  Geo-informatics

Ø  Renewable Energy

  In Canada, renewable energy is an important source of energy. The majority of electricity is being generated from hydroelectric dams. Canada is actively investing in the bio-energy sector apart from solar energy and wind energy as Canada is fortunate  for having an abundant amount of biomass products available (mainly from the forestry industry).

 Agricultural Science & Forestry

 As like the other countries such as India and other foreign countries, the job prospects of forestry and agricultural science are excellent in Canada. Due to the increase in the global population that has been causing several problems including climate change, global warming, and food security, agricultural science play a vital role in sorting out this problem. The job designations out here are agricultural scientists, agronomists, forestry consultants, and agricultural consultants.

 Bio-sciences, Medicine & Healthcare

 The importance of medicine, biotechnology, biological science and pharmacy will always be there as long as there is life on this planet. The field of life and biological science is a research oriented field. So, more often than not, a Ph.D. is mandatory.

 The most in-demand job categories in Canada are:

Ø  Biological Sciences

Ø  Biotechnology

Ø  Pharmacy

Ø  Nursing

Ø  Medicine (Specialist Physicians) and Dentistry

 Media & Journalism


 The demand for the skilled professional in the field of digital media, social networking sites, and online marketing is increasing exponentially. There is rising demand for jobs in the field like digital marketing and digital & interactive design are taking over the traditional ones. Creative talent in the field of UX/UI design is also sought after actively by the banking and technology sectors.

 The top sought-after job functions are:

Ø  Digital Media

Ø  Advertising

Ø  Marketing

Ø  Public Relations

Ø  Journalism

Ø  Interactive Media

Ø  UX/UI Design

Ø  Visual Effects & Animation

Ø  Creative & Graphic Design

Ø  Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science & Analytics

 In order to get a competitive edge, maths and analytics are being employed in various sectors that comprises of retail, FMCG, healthcare, financial services, media, travel etc. Other sectors such as manufacturing, sports and education are also using these trends .So in this way, apart from creating huge noise, the big data boom has also triggered a great demand for quantitative and analytics professionals.

 Psychology & Human Resources

Hiring and remuneration of professionals is always a challenge for companies worldwide as they are also the key aspects for any organization or company. So, companies put in extra efforts, in training and skill upgradation of their employees for these opportunities. In this way, the counseling psychologists, career advisers, industrial psychologists and

HR professionals are in great demand globally. Industrial psychology usually focuses on the candidates and their relationship at the office or workplace which includes employee safety, employee training, job analysis, employee hiring system and job performance measurement.

 Other Subjects for Job & Immigration Prospects in Canada

Ø  Architecture (Urban & Landscape Architects)

Ø  Hospitality (Accommodation & Restaurant Managers)

Ø  Education (Teachers and Education Counselors)


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