According to a recent study, blue-collar jobs are becoming more in-demand.
The study, conducted by Randstad Canada, examined the jobs that are most in-demand in Canada for 2020.
Of the top 10, four of them were blue-collar jobs, including: truck driver, welder, general labourer and heavy-duty mechanic.
Additionally, despite the fact the retail industry has faced challenges from automation and online shopping, sales associates are still in demand.
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The rest of the top 10, along with their salaries, are below.
- Sales associate: $38,200 – $50,600 annual salary
- Truck driver: $36,650 – $48,600 annual salary
- Receptionist: $32,300 – $42,600 annual salary
- Welder: $19.60 – $28.50 per hour
- Full-stack developer: $60,600 – $125,200 annual salary
- Business development manager: $93,500 – $164,400 annual salary
- General labourer: $15.20 – $19.30 per hour
- Project manager in engineering: $74,000- $134,000 annual salary
- Heavy-duty mechanic: $25.20 – $35.70 per hour
- Merchandiser (consumer goods): $57,300 – $97,100 annual salary
“This year’s list of in-demand jobs is good news for younger Canadians pursuing the trades and practical courses,” Patrick Poulin, president of Staffing and InHouse for Randstad Canada, said in a news release.
“While a college or university education is necessary for the engineering, marketing and IT roles we see on the list, a degree isn’t the only path to good, steady employment,” he continued.