If you're in the market for a job, or if you know anyone who is, you might want to read this article very carefully because it may just contain the next item on your CV.
Not only are these jobs available and ready to be filled, but Canadian employers are desperate to fill them right now according to Indeed.
Canada's small business sector is suffering and you can help! Instead of looking for jobs at the same big companies over and over, try branching out. You might just find your calling.
Honestly, this would be a good move even if the industry wasn't having a hard time. Less competition means you probably have a better chance of getting a job. And who wants to have the same job as everyone else anyway?
These jobs are very hard to fill for a variety of reasons. Some say it's because employers just can't find the talent they need or that they're just hiring too many people.
Thing is, in the small business sector, it's hard to find good workers and it's expensive when you lose them. These jobs are gaining popularity right now, and they need people to fill the positions. So, if you're looking for a good, long-term job, check these out:
1. Pet Groomer
Want to spend your day with fluffy friends? Then, this is the perfect job for you! You definitely need to be good with animals and be able to handle a lot of hair.
Average salary: $14.78/hour
2. Sushi Chef
Everyone loves sushi, but it takes a true artist to make sushi. I've seen videos of people making sushi and they make it look easy, but I can just picture me trying and I know there would be seaweed and rice all over my kitchen. This job is definitely for people who are good with detail.
Average salary: $17.23/hour
3. Piano teacher
Obviously, you're going to need some training for this one. But if your parents forced you to take piano lessons for your entire childhood and it actually turned out that you're really good at it, it might be worth putting to good use. Music is so important. Help keep it alive.
Average salary: $25.12/hour
I'm personally really crap at doing my hair, so a good hairstylist can be godsent for important events. So many people I know have this talent but don't think they can actually make it into a career. Well, now is your chance. Break out the bobby pins and hairspray.
Average salary: $14.44/hour
5. Tire technician
The most underappreciated part of a car has got to be the tires. It's easy to forget that we actually need people to make sure that they are in good shape. This job is extremely important for the safety of our roads.
Average salary: $15.69/hour
6. Audiovisual Technician
Everyone wants to be a director, or a videographer, but do you know how important sound is to a production? It's vital. So why not consider specializing in audiovisual work. There is less competition, and you'll still be able to use your artistic skills.
Average salary: $21.66/hour
7. Pizza Cook
No, there is no prerequisite saying that you have to be Italian. But yes, we are in dire need of good pizza cooks in Canada. I'd personally love to devote my life to the art of pizza. Maybe I should consider a job change. I mean, you get to be around cheese all day. Can you say paradise?
Average salary: $13.27/hour
8. HVAC Installer
With warm weather fast approaching, I can definitely understand the need for people who install air conditioning. Come on, you'll be bringing happiness (in the form of cold air) to the people!
Average salary: $26.45/hour
9. Landscape Designer
You know those beautiful backyards that you always see on the rich houses or on TV shows? Yeah, somebody had to design that. And that could be you! Put your creative mind to work and combine nature and culture in you as a landscape designer.
Average salary: $22.25/ hour
Did your grandmother teach you to sew when you were little? Were you really good at it? Do you want people to pay you for it? Well, perfect. Become a seamstress.
Average salary: $14.65/hour
11. Occupational Therapist
Do you care about the wellbeing of others? Well, this may be the job for you because you can help people become the best version of themselves. You get to help people and make money doing it. Sounds pretty good to me.
Average salary: $34.60/hour
12. Security Engineer
Someone had to design all of those security systems and locks and badass traps that you see in spy movies. You could be one of them.
Average salary: $79,517/year
This one is pretty obvious. You make and repair roofs. Well, there you go. If you like working with your hands and aren't afraid of heights, this may be the job for you.
Average salary: $25.71/hour
14. Lube Technician
Yeah, it isn't what you think. I'll admit, my mind went there at first too. A lube technician is actually a specialized mechanic who deals with the lubrication of different car parts. It's a dirty job, but it's an important one.
Average salary: $14.63/hour
15. Electronics Technician
If you really like working with little parts, and have a passion for electronics, this could be the job for you. If this position, you'll be responsible for repairing electronic equipment. Simple as that.
Average salary: $17.80/hour