There are a lot of industries that are poised to grow exceptionally fast in 2022. Some are in full recovery mode from the pandemic and others are thriving because of the developments related to the post-COVID economy.

This creates a unique situation—some industries are growing faster than the talent pool can manage. Companies operating in this space are desperate to hire talent.

This is an advantageous situation for professionals in these industries. They are in high demand, they have the upper hand, and they can be picky about the type of company they want to work for. Demand can also help them increase earning potential.

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If you don’t work in these industries and are considering a career change, making the move to a fast-growing sector can help you take the next step in your career much quicker, especially if you have a lot of related and transferrable skills.

From an employer’s perspective, this situation is challenging. According to the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC),64% of Canadian businesses say labour shortages are limiting their growth.

Here, we will list some of the fastest-growing jobs and industries to consider this year.

Fastest Growing Industries in 2022

There are a lot of industries struggling to hire enough people to maintain operations. Here are some of the fastest-growing industries:

  • Health Care
  • Digital marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Finance
  • Software development and engineering
  • Sales
  • Customer service
  • Retail

These are just the main industries in the battle for talent. There are many others as well, such as construction, trucking, manufacturing, hospitality and food service. Consider these industries if you are looking to make a career move. You will have lots of opportunities.


Hottest Jobs for 2022

There is no doubt that remote jobs are at the top of the list for hottest jobs this year. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that more than 20 percent of the global workforce could work the majority of its time away from the office—and be just as effective.

Data collected by LinkedIn suggests these are some of the top jobs:

  • Software Engineer
  • Salesperson
  • Registered Nurse
  • Project Manager
  • Technology Specialist
  • Fullstack Engineer
  • Automation Test Analyst
  • Development Team Lead
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Service Representative
  • Design Consultant
  • Personal Shopper
  • Communications Manager
  • Finance Consultant
  • Retail Salesperson

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Elizabeth Vixner Sales Recruiter

Elizabeth Vixner

Elizabeth is a Sales Recruiter with IQ PARTNERS as well as our sales division SalesForce Search. She specializes in connecting with and identifying top sales talent in a variety of industries. She is passionate about developing strong relationships with clients and candidates, bringing together great companies and great sales professionals.

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