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04 Jan 2019 1.3K Book icon 3 mins Share

What to study in Canada for high employability- Our top five picks out now.

Find out about the top five programmes to study in Canada which are more likely to get you employed in this North American country.

04 Jan 2019 1.3K Book icon 3 mins Share
study in Canada for high employability

Who wouldn’t like to study in Canada? With its high quality of living, handsome paychecks, relaxed work-life balance, breathtaking landscape, and let’s not forget the most important factor- its Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) and other relaxed immigration schemes, its not hard to see why  over 1,25,000 Indian students like you every year go on to pursue education in Canada.

To save you some time and effort- we’ve collated a list of top five trending programs to study in Canada that promises you high employability. Yes!

Let’s get started with the our top pick, shall we?


The MBA is among the most popular programs in Canada. The demand for skills in management is booming in the nation, which means NOW is the best time to pursue an MBA in any recognised university in Canada. 

In addition to employability, studying MBA provides you with broader knowledge and exposure across several business markets. The program will enable students to grow professionally and take up managerial roles. Almost 40% of Fortune 500 companies are led by CEOs who have an MBA; it is a necessity to have a recognised MBA in the business world.

Indian students enrolling for MBA from certain recognised universities may apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit,  allowing them to work in Canada for up to 3 years (depending on the length of the program).  Canada is turning out to be the new haven for Indian MBA aspirants looking to secure employability.  

Here, take a look at a few popular MBA programs in Canada and let us know which university you want to pick.

Computer Science and Information Technology

With over 4,88,000 professionals working for the Canadian IT sector, Canada prides itself in employing people from diverse backgrounds across varied fields in the sector – such as software development and data analysis.

In 2018, it was found that project managers in IT and software engineers were among the top 10 in-demand professions in Canada. According to the CIC News, 2017 saw the fastest growth in the IT sector with 11,500 jobs and 2000 new roles across Canada. By taking up a degree in computer science or IT, your chances of getting a job offer in Canada are high.  

Here are a few roles in demand in the field…

  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Web developers and designers
  • Development operations and cyber security experts

Have a quick look at Computer Science and IT programs in Canada right here...

Business and Finance

With Canada’s constant growth in the finance sector, there has been a rising need of professionals in the Business and Finance fields. By pursuing a program in the field, you gain in-depth understanding of the economic functions and applications in the country’s public and private sectors. 

The subjects of finance, economics and business tend to converge in various scenarios, enabling students to develop transferable skills and knowledge. This provides immense career opportunities for students who pursue a degree in any of these fields from a Canadian university.

Here are the most popular areas of focus related to finance, business and economy in Canada:

  • Asset Management
  • Broking
  • Investment management
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Accounting

Core Engineering and Engineering Management

Pursuing education in any of the core engineering branches such as mechanical, civil and electrical or in engineering management area brightens your career prospects in Canada. This is largely because the economic forecast for the next couple of years indicates a sharp climb in demand for core engineering professionals, with over 2000 job openings for mechanical engineers alone. The forecast by Engineers Canada also shows 2,500 annual average job openings for civil engineers and 1800 annual job opportunities on an average for electrical and electronic engineers.     

Owing to the growing manufacturing presence in Ontario and Quebec, the demand in this field is bound to remain high. At this stage, enrolling for higher education in core engineering branches in Canada with skills in CAD software would be a very fruitful choice.

Branches in core engineering that are in demand are:

  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Chemical
  • Industrial & manufacturing
  • Engineering management

Physical & Earth Sciences and Renewable Energy

Sustainable energy is an extremely critical aspect of national economy as Canada is dependent on its hydroelectric dams for electricity. This sector has gained prominence worldwide largely because of climate changes and depleting resources. Canada is one among the 100+ countries that have pledged to work against climate change. This means, it is looking for alternative resources and renewable energy, resulting in high demand for professionals in the earth sciences and renewable energy sector.

If you’re looking to work in Canada, pursuing education in this sector will boost your employability. The energy industry is known to be playing a vital role in generating jobs in Canada for students with backgrounds in biotechnology and forestry as well.

The following are the prominent subject areas that are sought-after in the field:

  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Geoscience and oceanography
  • Oil and Petroleum engineering
  • Mining
  • Geology
  • Geo-informatics
  • Renewable energy

This, in a nutshell are the top five- if you would like to know more trending study options in Canada that are happening at the moment- have a look for yourself at our listed programs to see what to study in Canada. Or reach out to us- our experts will be more than happy to offer you assistance with your Canadian-study dream.

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