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CareerBuilder.ca Reveals Jobs with Biggest Growth, Highest Pay and Highest Concentration in Ontario

TORONTO – 19 March 2015 – When it comes to the job search, different job seekers are looking for different things. Some are looking for jobs with growth potential, while others prioritize salary. Some are simply looking at their options in terms of availability.

Hoping to shed some light on these questions for job seekers, a new report from CareerBuilder.ca and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) takes a closer look at the current labour market in Ontario.

“Ontario has enjoyed healthy job growth in the past few months, and businesses in the area are showing increased confidence,” says Mark Bania, managing director of CareerBuilder Canada. “For local job seekers making important decisions about their future, it is important to be aware of such factors as the number of jobs available, where the jobs are headed in terms of growth, and what pay is like.”

The report highlights provincial job growth over a five-year period, jobs with the highest median pay in the area, provincial occupations with the most jobs available now, and occupations with the highest concentrations in Ontario.

Biggest Job Growth in Ontario:

The following occupations are among those projected to add the highest number of jobs from 2015 – 2020.

Occupation

Jobs Added (2015-2020)

Jobs 2015

Jobs 2020

Median Hourly Earnings

Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors, n.e.c.

9,666

90,908

100,574

$38.00

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations

7,690

138,826

146,516

$10.25

Administrative officers

6,176

94,581

100,757

$21.63

Retail sales persons and sales clerks

5,996

213,893

219,889

$11.32

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

5,406

89,068

94,474

$19.00

Highest Paying Jobs in Ontario:

The following jobs are among the highest paying jobs in Ontario with positive projected growth in the province from 2015 – 2020.

Occupation

Median Hourly Earnings

2015 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth 2015-2020

Commissioned police officers

$64.43

1,102

1,187

8%

Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

$52.89

4,823

5,431

13%

Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

$48.50

1,202

1,319

10%

School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

$48.09

13,399

13,978

4%

Computer and information systems managers

$46.87

33,401

36,357

9%

Pharmacists

$46.00

9,123

9,713

6%

Occupations with the Most Jobs:

The following occupations are among those with the highest number of jobs in Ontario and positive projected growth from 2015 – 2020.

Occupation

2015 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth (2015-2020)

Median Hourly Earnings

Retail salespersons and sales clerks

213,893

219,889

3%

$11.32

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations

138,826

146,516

6%

$10.25

Cashiers

137,780

142,659

4%

$10.25

Registered nurses

107,387

112,156

4%

$36.00

Administrative clerks

95,468

98,550

3%

$20.88

Jobs with the Highest Concentrations in Ontario:

The following occupations are among those with higher concentrations in Ontario than other regions of the country (as indicated by their location quotients*) and show positive projected growth from 2015 – 2020.

Occupation

Location Quotient

2015 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth (2015-2020)

Median Hourly Earnings

Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

2.51

32,074

34,104

6%

$30.00

Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

2.27

7,065

7,274

3%

$29.02

Cardiology technologists

1.64

1,371

1,521

11%

$27.00

Editors

1.55

7,930

8,204

3%

$25.63

Professional occupations in business services to management

1.45

37,389

40,921

9%

$33.33

*Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region “unique” in comparison to the national average.

About EMSI

Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Using sound economic principles and good data, EMSI builds user-friendly services that help educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers build a better workforce and improve the economic conditions in their regions. For more information, visit www.economicmodeling.com.

About CareerBuilder.ca

CareerBuilder.ca is a leading job site in Canada. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), the Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder.ca powers the career centers for more than 250 Canadian partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. These include leading portals such as MSN.ca and Macleans.ca. Job seekers visit CareerBuilder.ca every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic e-mail job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about CareerBuilder.ca products and services, visit http://www.careerbuilder.ca.

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