In a world where businesses come and go, government jobs seem like a safe bet. However, just like in the private sector, the public sector changes along with technological advances. Government jobs that were in high demand fifty years ago may not even exist anymore. At the same time, you may now consider a job that your grandparents would never have imagined. If you’re thinking about a career in the public sector, here are 10 Government of Canada jobs that are in demand for 2019. SOURCE: Posted by Doug Murray on www.slice.ca/money – December 20, 2018
REGISTERED NURSE: Registered nurses have one of the highest paying in-demand jobs in Canada. The Government of Canada job bank advertises hundreds of openings for registered nurses throughout the country. Demand for their skills will likely increase as those currently in the workforce reach retirement age. At the same time, Canada’s aging population means there will be a higher demand for healthcare practitioners; and in remote areas, registered nurses are often the primary healthcare providers.
AEROSPACE ENGINEER: One of the highest paying jobs for newcomers is that of aerospace engineer. The highest demand for aerospace engineers in the public sector is with the Canadian Armed Forces. If you’re wondering how to get a job with the Canadian government, you may want to join the Forces as an aerospace engineering officer, where you’ll get on-the-job training and may have the opportunity to study for a degree.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: One of the entry level Canadian government jobs that could lead to bigger things is that of communications officer. Every government agency uses communications officers to liaise with the public and the media, produce reports and write speeches. Being bilingual will open up more job opportunities for you. As you learn the ropes, you can work your way up to communications manager or join the private sector as a public relations specialist.
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER: Human resources officers have an important part to play in filling Canadian government jobs with the best candidates. They are responsible for recruiting employees, can be involved in the training process, help negotiate salary and benefits packages and much more. You can eventually become a human resources manager, which is one of the highest paying in-demand jobs for women.
CLERK: There are many Service Canada jobs for clerks. The job description for a clerk varies according to the agency you work for, but general duties include processing forms, maintaining databases, organizing and filing documents and answering queries from the public. The job doesn’t generally require any post-secondary education.
DRIVER: Among the Government of Canada jobs open to the public are various types of drivers. These range from chauffeurs for top government officials to truck drivers – and you can find work with departments like the Canadian Armed Forces or Parks Canada. It’s one of those jobs that don’t require a degree, but still pay well. The main requirements for the job are a driver’s licence for the class of vehicle you’ll be operating and a good driving record without any traffic violations.
POLICY ANALYST: Policy analysts have one of the most important federal government jobs, since they need to evaluate legislation and see whether the government is on the right track with its policies. The job involves research and gathering data, liaising with stakeholders, examining the impact of current and proposed policy and writing reports. Policy analysts usually need a degree in political science or in the field of expertise in which they work.
POLICE OFFICER: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is always looking for police officers who can help keep Canadians safe. You can work in general duty policing or specialize in a field such as financial crime, forensic investigation, VIP protection or police dog services. To qualify, you need to be 19 or older, be a Canadian citizen or legal resident, have a high school qualification, have a valid driver’s licence and meet the physical requirements. Most importantly, you need to be of good character. The work is demanding, but interesting and it’s also one of the jobs that let you retire early.
FARM WORKER: It’s one of the more surprising Canadian government jobs, but Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada often has job openings for farm workers. These jobs are located at the agency’s research farms and substations throughout the country. You can choose from permanent or temporary full-time positions or seasonal work.
DOCTOR: Doctors have one of the highest paying jobs in the world and Health Canada is especially generous. Working as a doctor in the public sector comes with great benefits and pension plans and you have a more stable income than you would have in private practice. It also allows you to see a greater variety of patients and you’ll have more freedom to do research.