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Top 50 Job Openings In B.C. By 2022

Top 50 Job Openings In B.C. By 2022

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you already know, then pay attention. If you don’t, then pay more attention. Work B.C. published their Labour Market Outlook for 2022. To put it simply, after using their magic calculator, the government has listed the top 60 jobs which will be in high demand within seven years from now.

It is estimated that one million jobs will be opening up in British Columbia by 2022. The experienced needed vary from a university degree to a simple high school diploma.

As for you, who crawled and clawed through years of post-secondary education for a degree which you struggle to pay for by making non-fat lattes for middle aged women at Starbucks, you’re in luck! 41 out of the 60 jobs (almost 70 per cent) require a university degree, college education or apprenticeship training. It’ll mostly be out with the old and in with the new. They forecast roughly 68 per cent of job openings will be due the older generations retiring.

The top two jobs, retail salesperson and transport truck drives, merely require a high school degree or less. But only 31 per cent of the upcoming jobs demand the minimal requirement of a high-school diploma or occupation-specific training.

If you are currently having a mid (or early) life crisis and don’t know what to do with your life then scroll down. You have seven years to get ready, educated and fit the requirements for all the opportunities coming your way.


Top 50 Job Openings In 2022

  1. Retail salespersons
  2. Transport truck drivers
  3. Administrative assistants
  4. Administrative officers
  5. Carpenters
  6. General office support workers
  7. Financial auditors and accountants
  8. Receptionists
  9. Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  10. Cooks
  11. Social and community service workers
  12. Early childhood educators and assistants
  13. Construction managers
  14. Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  15. Accounting and related clerks
  16. Food and beverage servers
  17. Security guards and related security service occupations
  18. Material handlers
  19. Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  20. Restaurant and food service managers
  21. College and other vocational instructors
  22. Welders and related machine operators
  23. Property administrators
  24. Lawyers
  25. Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  26. Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  27. University professors and lecturers
  28. Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
  29. Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  30. Home child care providers
  31. Delivery and courier service drivers
  32. Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  33. Home building and renovation managers
  34. Professional occupations in business management consulting
  35. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
  36. Chefs
  37. Facility operation and maintenance managers
  38. Plumbers
  39. Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  40. Civil engineers
  41. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing & public relations
  42. Purchasing agents and officers
  43. Police officers (except commissioned)
  44. Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
  45. Social workers
  46. Retail sales supervisors
  47. Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  48. Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  49. Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
  50. Executive assistants
  51. Family, marriage and other related counselors
  52. Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  53. Bakers
  54. Legal administrative assistants
  55. Business development officers ,marketing researchers and consultants
  56. Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  57. Human resources professionals
  58. Electrical and electronics engineers
  59. Mechanical engineers
  60. Industrial electricians


Written by: Sarine Gulerian
Photos credit: William Ness Photography

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