Another Top 10 Best Hot Jobs in Toronto - Titles, Companies, and Descriptions - Over 31,000 Jobs

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"Toronto Economy Is On a Roll"; Retail Moving Higher

These are the words used by the Toronto Star on Feb 11, 2011 to describe the increasing economy of the Greater Toronto Area.

In 2012, we found that Target and WalMart began a hiring boom to last two years - "Tens of Thousands of Workers!" By mid-July 2012, Toronto enjoyed a listing of over 31,000 jobs and the stock market was rising.

The various media suggested that throughout 2008 - 2012, the Recession that hit the United States very hard in some regions did not affect Canada in such drastic ways or measures. Canada is once again increasing in jobs and properity and Toronto is the country's largest city.

My previous, extensive travel and employment Hub Top 10 Hot Job Futures in Ontario CA - Toronto discussed the top predicted jobs to increase and appear most frequently in jobs listings into the middle of the 21st Century. It also includes employment trends and related jobs listings from 2010 - 2020. Hubber keyoma asked for the current Top 10 Jobs in Toronto and I've supplied that below, with some additional information.

Over the course of approximately 12 months, 70% of the Top 10 Jobs in highest demand among job listings in the Greater Toronto Area are the same. Three of the Top 10 have changed, as you will see below.


Greater Toronto Area and Selected Cities (in order of numbers of job listings)

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Toronto - Future City

SimplyHired Canada

The job search engines for Canada - SImplyHired Canada and Indeed Canada continually search the Internet for all listed postings for places in Canada and aggregate them. On some days, each of the two search engine present some jobs listing not found on the other site, so it is wise to check both. WOWJobs and Workopolis are additional Canadian engines for job search.

Within a distance of 25 km (rounded to 16 miles) of city center, over 36,300 job openings were gathered and listed by SimplyHired Canada and Indeed Canada.

In 2012, the move in emerging new jobs has been toward energy and technologies.

Jobs increasing in Summer 2012 include:

Top 15 Hiring Companies

  1. Saudi Aramco - Energy.
  2. Gemini - Recruiter, including IT and Aerospace.
  3. Randstad Engineering and Randstad Technologies
  4. Michael Page International - Staffing agency.
  5. Ernst and Young
  6. University Health Network
  7. IBM
  8. BMO Financial Group
  9. Rogers - Telecommunications.
  10. BMO Harris Bank
  11. ProCom
  12. 3k Consulting
  13. Bilingual Source - Staffing agency.
  14. Altishir
  15. Addecco and Hays Recruiting/staffing agencies

The Top Companies are involved in Energy, Techologies, Financial Products & Services, and Telecommunications.

Highest-Demand Job Listings

  1. Project Manager
  2. Business Analyst
  3. Legal Assistant
  4. Sales Representative
  5. Administrative Assistant
  6. Java Developer
  7. Customer Service Representative
  8. Financial Analyst
  9. Senior Financial Analyst
  10. Account Manager


  • Bilingual Customer Service Representative
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Receptionist
  • Web Developer
  • Executive Assistant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Controller

Company Highlight: Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is a global petroleum - oil and natural gas - company with divisions in Saudi Arabia, Europe, the United States, and East Asia. It biils itself as one fo the foundation stones for global energy. In the 2000s, Saudi Aramco began further develop and expansion by recruiting and nurturing new joint ventures in Saudi Arabia and China. A financial division of the company continues to make forward-looking investments in properties and processes to increase their revenues as well as their contribution to the world's energy products. See Saudi Aramco.

Summary Job Descriptions

The following seven job titles have remained in high demand in Greater Toronto for at least two years from 2010 - 2012. The first six of these are especially well paid positions.

  1. Financial Analysts- Any of a number of responsibilities requiring extensive financial and accounting training and skills: tracking, forecasting, reconciliation, reporting, and related duties. Usually must know all aspects of Microsoft Office suite and financial software packages.
  2. Senior Financial Analysts - Number 1 above, with additional supervisory and reporting responsibilities as well as other duties.
  3. Project Managers- Often manages one or several IT projects simultaneously. The title sometimes is applied to other fields, but is one of largely Information Technology work that includes both software and hardware. However, the information handled may be related to Retail, Healthcare, Government, TV Broadcasting, or one of any number of fields.
  4. Business Analysts - Internal and external reporting involving finance; accounting, and IT; designing and maintaining databases to help customers understand and monitor business performance in order to maximize it. The analyst makes suggests and helps create customer plans to improve business outcomes.
  5. Sales Representatives- These are representatives that sell goods and services to businesses that in turn sell to the public. Inside sales requires selling by phone and fielding calls for information and ordering. Outside sales requires travel.
  6. Administrative Assistants- This assistant position requires additional skills and responsibilities over that of secretaries. This employee may screen employee applications, handle a variety of office machines, and use the entire capability of Microsoft Office Suite in addition to Word, i.e., PowerPoint, Access, and Excel; as well as Outlook, for reporting and presentations.
  7. Receptionists- Work in offices, medical practices, law firms, car dealerships, mall information centers, and other businesses and nonprofit or government venues that require a greeter and information dispenser. The receptionist often handles a multi-line phone system, directing calls and in-person visitors to proper locations. He or she often has additional clerical and computer duties as well.

Comparison: Top Jobs March 2010

  1. Live-in Caregivers - Nannies, Household Managers, Companions, and similar.
  2. Financial Analysts
  3. Senior Financial Analysts
  4. Project Managers
  5. Business Analysts
  6. Sales Representatives
  7. Administrative Assistants
  8. Controllers - Accounting/finance.
  9. Business Systems Analysts
  10. Receptionists

Maintained in the Top 10 Best Jobs during 2011:

  1. Financial Analysts
  2. Senior Financial Analysts
  3. Project Managers
  4. Business Analysts
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Administrative Assistants
  7. Receptionists

If You Want to Move to Canada to Work...

Non-Canadians are needed to fill the jobs on the following list during 2012 - 2013, because not enough Canadians are available. Please visit the Visa and Immigration website Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more complete information on working in Canada. In addition, check the most up-to-date list of jobs requiring non-Canadians to fill, because it updates yearly. The jobs below are Management, Professional, and Technical in nature and job candidates must have 1 year or more of experience.

  • Financial Managers - This might fit some cases of the FINANCIAL and SR. FINANCIAL ANALYSTS job listings for the Greater Toronto Area.
  • CIS Managers - This might fit some of the job openings listed for PROJECT MANAGERS in Toronto.
  • Health Care Managers
  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • Accommodations Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Geologists, Geochemists, Geophysicists; Geological Engineers
  • Mining Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Physician Specialists
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Head Nurses (Nurse Managers) and Supervisors
  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • University Professors
  • College & Vocational Instructors
  • Chefs and Cooks
  • Contractors/Supervisors for Pipefitting and Carpentry
  • Contractors/Supervisors of Heavy Construction Equipment
  • Certain Electricians, like Industrial Electricians
  • Plumbers, Steamfitters, Pipe fitters and Sprinkler System Installers
  • Welders
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Crane Operators
  • Drillers and Blasters
  • Supervisors for Mining and Quarrying; Oil and Gas Drilling/Service; Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities

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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

The kindness and helpfulness is so great for people who desperately trying to get a job.

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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

Thanks for the list. Hopefully these will become available in the US soon.

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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Thanks for the info..... Let's hope some of this blends into the USA

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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Thanks for the listings. I will call a friend to check it out because he needs a job.

gaither homecoming 4 years ago

Thank you for this great list, it is extremely helpful.

francis5k 3 years ago from New York, New York

informative blog! goodjob!

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