Mortgage advisor, Realtor among Canada's fastest-growing jobs

by Steve Randall27 Jan 2020

Mortgage advisors and real estate agents are among the 10 fastest-growing jobs in Canada according to a new report.

Recruitment site Indeed Canada analyzed job listings to assess which had increased the most between 2018 and 2019 with vice president of customer experience leading with a 287% increase.

Mortgage advisor came third in the listings with a 158% increase in listings, beaten by second-placed ‘tailor’ with a 179% rise.

Real estate agent is the eighth most in demand role with a 97% increase in listings year-over-year.

These two roles have been boosted by stronger home sales in several markets including the resurgence of the British Columbia housing market in the second half of 2019.

Asset protection associate, bilingual retail sales person, senior claims representative, physical therapist assistant, private duty nurse, and senior inspector complete the top 10.

While some of the roles that saw growth in 2019 are at risk of increased automation, Indeed economist Brendan Bernard told Yahoo Finance that short-term trends often dominate hiring demand.

“Automation is a key longer-term trend in the job market, but when it comes to year-to-year changes, other factors, like the general state of the economy, often take precedence," he said.


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