Top Jobs for 2015 and Beyond (according to CareerBuilder)

Workers resolving to look for a new job or change careers in the New Year will have ample opportunities, depending on where they are looking.

To help workers get an idea of which jobs are growing the fastest in which areas, CareerBuilder.ca and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. looked at the jobs with the highest projected job growth from 2014 to 2020 for each of most populous metropolitan areas in Canada.

Edmonton leads the top metros with 8 per cent projected growth from 2014 to 2020, followed closely by Calgary (7 per cent), Regina and Saskatoon (6 per cent each).

“Employment grew by an average of 21,300 per month in the six months leading to November, and our findings show that employers will continue adding jobs at a steady pace across a variety of industries and regions,” said Mark Bania, Director of CareerBuilder Canada. “It is important for job seekers to be aware of the labour market growth trends as they consider their options in the coming years, particularly if they are in school or thinking of going back to school, or considering a career change.”

The following are the top metros with the highest projected job growth between 2014 and 2020.

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Metro

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

%  Change

Edmonton

784,939

843,949

59,010

8%

Calgary

848,380

911,097

62,717

7%

Regina

147,497

156,177

8,680

6%

Saskatoon

169,651

179,499

9,848

6%

Toronto

3,330,495

3,494,903

164,408

5%

Winnipeg

456,779

478,462

21,683

5%

Vancouver

1,368,816

1,436,815

67999

5%

Montreal

2,113,591

2,190,026

76,435

4%

Ottawa – Gatineau

720,944

747,840

26,896

4%

Quebec City

447,774

467,436

19,662

4%

Halifax

245,453

252,024

6,571

3%

Not all job growth is created equal: Occupational growth will vary across regions. Below is a sampling of occupations with projected growth of 10 per cent or more (from 2014 to 2020) by metropolitan area and the median hourly earnings*.

Calgary:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Information systems analysts and consultants

10,482

11,534

10

$41.03

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

7,450

8,391

13

$37.58

Mechanical engineers

5,333

6,270

18

$48.08

Welders and related machine operators

7,437

8,603

16

$29.04

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

6,125

7,057

15

$28.71

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Edmonton:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

4,244

5,138

21

$36.52

Retail salespersons and sales clerks

29,315

32,192

10

$11.72

Welders and related machine operators

11,945

13,795

15

$31.06

Registered nurses

13,663

15,033

10

$40.90

Administrative officers

12,580

14,313

10

$23.86

Montreal:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

12,046

14,014

16

$30.65

Computer network technicians

11,569

13,456

16

$26.34

Community and social service workers

16,858

19,081

13

$22.02

University professors

14,066

15,787

12

$37.92

Graphic designers and illustrators

15,308

16,851

10

$20.58

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Halifax:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median hourly earnings

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

1,677

1,855

11

$10.95

Financial and investment analysts

904

1,068

18

$26.98

Executive assistants

1,026

1,195

16

$24.60

Customer service representatives – Financial services

1,684

1,903

13

$15.47

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

3,582

4,029

12

$31.00

OttawaGatineau:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

3,939

4,554

16

$20.78

Software engineers and designers

10,814

12,387

15

$43.22

Cooks

7,096

7,818

10

$11.47

Lawyers and Quebec notaries

7,239

7,956

10

$41.55

Professional occupations in public relations and communications

6,685

7,330

10

$30.94

Quebec City:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

2,400

2,839

18

$26.21

Specialist physicians

2,984

3,499

17

$28.28

Computer network technicians

3,008

3,495

16

$23.29

Community and social service workers

4,239

4,855

15

$22.10

Grocery clerks and store shelf stockers

5,625

6,255

11

$10.91

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Regina:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

1,141

1,307

15

$33.08

Security guards and related occupations

1,072

1,232

15

$13.98

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

2,080

2,291

10

$17.59

Administrative officers

2,673

3,009

13

$23.40

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

1,446

1,637

13

$32.91

Saskatoon:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Electricians (except industrial and power system)

1,374

1,612

17

$27.29

Construction trades helpers and labourers

1,778

2,024

14

$17.53

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

1,016

1,159

14

$28.56

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

2,121

2,392

13

$33.60

Accounting and related clerks

1,579

1,736

10

$19.73

Vancouver:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Software engineers and designers

7,303

8,454

16

$39.41

University professors

8,149

9,350

15

$38.73

Welders and related machine operators

6,902

7,890

14

$25.99

Shippers and receivers

13,162

14,798

12

$16.94

Information systems analysts and consultants

11,147

12,439

12

$34.55

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Toronto:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Computer network technicians

17,284

20,309

18

$28.86

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

42,751

50,220

17

$38.32

Computer and information systems managers

20,380

23,315

14

$46.36

Professional occupations in business services to management

45,161

50,100

11

$33.80

Food and beverage servers

34,341

38,029

11

$12.20

Winnipeg:

Occupation

2014 Jobs

2020 Jobs

% Growth

Median Hourly Earnings

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

11,496

12,844

12

$17.88

Community and social service workers

5,076

5,700

12

$16.72

Construction trades helpers and labourers

3,510

3,940

12

$18.19

Material handlers

5,496

6,080

11

$15.26

Security guards and related occupations

3,608

3,972

10

$12.83

*Occupational data and job growth projections include employees and self-employed workers; however, because self-employed workers set their own rates, salary data (median hourly earnings) is based on employees only and only cover a percentage of the total jobs.

Source: EMSI and CareerBuilder

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IPO Watch: Shake Shack files for a $100 million IPO

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Shake Shack which cooks its burgers to order and promotes its use of natural ingredients is seeking to raise $100 million and to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SHAK.

What started as a hot dog truck in New York City in 2001 has grown to become a chain with 63 locations around the world, everywhere from Istanbul to Dubai. The company earned $5.4 million last year, up 32 per cent from 2012.

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It is currently owned by the privately held Union Square Hospitality Group.

The Shake Shack offering is being led by JPMorgan Chase, along with Morgan Stanley, Barclays , Goldman Sachs Group, Jefferies, William Blair and Stifel.

Algeria breaks ranks and calls for OPEC to cut production

On Sunday, Youcef Yousfi, Algeria’s Minister of Energy and Mines, broke ranks and called on OPEC to cut production and raise the price of oil, which has been on a free fall over the last couple of months.

Algeria, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is struggling with managing its’ budget under a low oil price environment as it depends heavily on its oil revenue.  Major infrastructure projects in Algeria are expected to be put on hold.

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For us, OPEC has to intervene to correct the imbalance and cut production to bring up prices and defend the income of its member states,” Yousfi said in remarks carried by the state news agency.

Subsidies, which amount to 21 percent of Algeria’s annual economic output, cover electricity, food and gasoline which is the cheapest in North Africa.  These subsidies are in danger with the fall in the price of oil.

Four ways to watch the movie “The Interview”

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So Sony has finally released the “un-releasable” movie entitled “The Interview”.

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For those who are curious to see what the fuss was all about, here are the four ways you can watch it at home:

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If you need to spend money, you need to get points for it.  There are several rewards programs in Canada, one of the largest being Air Miles.  Here are the top four reasons why you need to collect Air Miles Points:

1)  Flexibility on how you use your points

Air Miles offers its’ members two opportunities to use their points:  A) Cash Rewards and B) Dream Rewards.

Cash rewards or Air Miles Cash allows you redeem your points for instant savings.  Right now, the Air Miles exchange ratio is 95 points for $10 of instant savings at select retailers.

Dream rewards allows you to redeem your points for merchandise, travel, entertainment and services.    With hundreds of items to choose from, you won’t have any problems picking a reward to redeem your points for.

2)  Frequent bonus Air Miles

Air Miles offers tons of chances to earn bonus air miles each week from its’ participating partners and through their own shop.   With bonus Air Miles you can quickly rack up those points!  Using an Air Miles sponsored credit card from Bank of Montreal or American Express will also help.

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Every Monday, Air Miles offers new discounted dream deals, so not only will you be able to redeem your points for some great stuff, you might also get them at a reduced redemption ratio.  They also offer “Last Chance” items you can exchange your points for which are sometimes discounted as well.

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Air Miles also helps you to save money by offering coupons for discounts on attractions, entertainment, services and sporting events.  Not bad for just being a member.

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It’s not too late to turn it around: 2015 Savings Resolutions

Did you spend way too much in 2014?  Don’t fret, with a new year comes second chances.  Here are some tips to save you money in 2015:

1.  Cut the cord on your cable service

It amazes us that people still have cable!  Yes, there are a few things you can only get on cable, but in this age of free streaming, Smart TVs, direct to TV devices and digital antennas, there is more than enough out there to keep you entertained.

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2. Cancel your gym membership

Forget about it.  Realistically, how many times did you go to the gym this year?  Take the number of visits and divide it by the cost of your membership and you can figure out your cost per visit.

Need to work out?  Do it for free by going for a run with a running club or by using everyday items as weights.  If you live in a condo, use the gym and pool you are already paying for.  If these are not enough for you, buy some used equipment, it will be cheaper in the long run.

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3. Pack your lunch

Those $10 a pop lunch meals can really hit you hard in the pocketbook.   Do the calculation, you are probably spending over $2000 a year on lunches.  Pack your lunch and you can at least cut this cost in half.

4.  Say, “No” to Joe

That cup of joe or two you are buying each day for $2 to $4 is costing you between $700 to $1400 a year!  Most companies offer their employees free coffee and guess what?  It’s really not that bad.  If your company doesn’t offer you free coffee, then consider buying some instant coffee or ground  coffee from the grocery store and bring that to work.  These alternatives may not be as authentic as that perfect Italian brew created by your local Barista, but you and your wallet will be happier at the end of the year.

Social Experiment: How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100

Prankster Josh Paler Lin gives $100 to Thomas, a homeless man, and secretly follows the him to find out how the spends it. How does Thomas spend the money? Thomas buys food and gives it to strangers in the park.

According to Indiegogo, a crowdfunding site, Thomas quit his job to spend time take care of his sick parents. Unfortunately, he lost both of his parents in the last couple months due to cancer and kidney failure. Additionally, he lost his parents’ condo and found himself jobless and homeless on the street. Although he has nothing at this point of life, he still managed to help others when he received something.

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