Explore careers in Canada

Most students who arrive in Canada for post-secondary education think that Canada is a great place to build a career. If you’re one of them, you’re right!

Explore a lifetime career path

Do you have questions about the types of careers available in Canada? Perhaps you’re wondering what sectors of the economy are strong or whether your Canadian experience will help you build a career in Canada.

Learn more about how and why international students like you should consider a lifetime career path in Canada:

  • Explore careers tool
  • The Canadian advantage
  • A diverse selection: The choice is yours
  • Strong and thriving sectors

Explore careers tool

The Government of Canada offers a great online tool to help you investigate your career options in Canada. Explore careers allows you to search by occupation, wages and outlook for job prospects or different locations, education program or skills and knowledge.

The Canadian advantage

Canada’s economy is strong because men and women in our workforce have the education and skills they need to achieve excellence.

A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is recognized by employers worldwide. We’re well known for the quality of our education.

When you pursue your post-secondary education in Canada, you’re setting yourself up for success in almost any career you choose.

A diverse selection: The choice is yours

Have you considered a future in Canada? Your Canadian education will open the door and set you up for long-term success.

With a degree in hand and Canadian work experience - your ability to succeed in any career depends less on chance and more on personal qualities, such as a willingness to work hard.

In Canada, you’ll find all the support you need to explore the career path that’ll be most meaningful to you.

The world’s youth want to build their careers in Canada

The World Economic Forum surveyed young people, aged 18 to 35, from around the world.

Guess what? They ranked Canada #5 in the world when it comes to choosing the best place to advance their careers.

A healthy, prosperous economy

Canada has the most competitive economy in the G7 industrialized democracies. In fact, it’s one of the most resilient in the world. We consistently outrank our G7 peers in long-term economic growth and we have the fastest growing economy in the G7.

Both Forbes and US News released rankings and noted that Canada is the best country in the G20 for establishing business operations. The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that Canada is expected to be the 3rd best country in the G7 for doing business over the 5-year period running from 2018 to 2022.

Strong and thriving sectors

For decades, Canada has been a pioneer in science, technology and innovation. Likewise, our global impact in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector is growing steadily. Canada also has a solid reputation for conducting research and development (R&D).

Canadian industry is strong and thriving across a wide variety of fields:

  • Canada continues to perform as a world leader in both medical devices and biopharmaceuticals.
  • The Canadian food and beverage processing industry exports reach 190 countries across the globe.
  • Canada is the world’s 4th largest producer of crude oil and 5th largest producer of natural gas.
  • Our mining industry has more than 200 sites that produce aluminum, cobalt, diamonds, nickel, platinum-group metals, titanium, tungsten, uranium and zinc.
  • Canada is the 2nd largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world.
  • More than 1.4 million Canadians are employed in the fields of professional, scientific and technical services.

Canada excels in many other sectors, including aerospace, automotive, chemicals, defence/security, education, financial services, professional services and more.

Do you see yourself in one of these sectors? If so, join us! Stay in Canada and build a life here.