The job search process has been thrown off by the coronavirus. Some industries have virtually frozen hiring for the time being, while other industries cannot find enough people to fill the demand. One area that continues to be in demand during COVID is finance-related roles. COVID has had a big impact on the economy, businesses, and individuals’ finances. Financial professionals can provide assistance to help people navigate COVID and get back on track once the pandemic retreats. There is one surprising finance role that is in high demand right now.

Toronto Financial Recruiters share the most in demand jobs right now


Tax Specialists Are in High Demand

According to LinkedIn, Tax Specialist roles have the fastest growing demand and have one of the highest rates of overall demand (as of October 2020).

There are a number of reasons why this role is in demand:

  • Personal and business tax deadlines were pushed back by the Federal government.
  • People and businesses need assistance factoring CERB and other COVID-19 programs into their taxes.
  • The government will likely make amendments to tax rules in the coming year to account for COVID.

If you are in finance or considering a career in this area, taxation is a good area of specialization. Other finance jobs to consider include accountant, business analyst, controller, and financial advisor.

Most In-Demand Roles Right Now

Here is the complete list of jobs with increasing demand:

  1. Tax Specialist
  2. Receptionist
  3. Retail Associate
  4. Customer Representative
  5. Dotnet Developer
  6. Merchandiser
  7. Fulfillment Specialist
  8. Automotive Technician
  9. SalesForce Developer
  10. Driver

As you can see, the above list represents many roles that are in greater demand due to circumstances surrounding COVID. If you are planning to make a career move, keep this in mind. We are still unclear how long the virus will affect the economy and how businesses can operate.

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