Machine learning engineer tops Indeed Canada’s list of top 10 best jobs


According to a new Indeed Canada report, nine of the top 10 best jobs in Canada are in the tech sector.

The job site recently released its top 10 list evaluated based on the number of job postings, salaries over $70,000, and consistent growth between 2014 to 2017. Machine learning engineer, full stack developer, and DevOps engineer made up the top three positions.

In January, Indeed identified machine learning engineer as one of the top jobs to watch in 2018 due to the increased function AI plays in almost every industry.

“With Canada’s growing tech sector, we’re continuing to see tech jobs dominate,” said Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed. “Our top job, machine learning engineer, is vital to one of Canada’s most important emerging fields, artificial intelligence. With such broad applications and rapid advancements, this field is increasingly contributing to the Canadian tech jobs landscape and we expect this to continue in the years to come.”

“Companies are facing challenges when trying to hire tech talent, as the supply is not meeting the growing demand.”
– Indeed Canada

Other tech-related jobs that rounded out the top 10 list included platform engineer (seventh place), product owner (eighth place), Salesforce administrator (ninth place), and senior back-end developer (tenth place).

Indeed’s report noted that while there is a high demand to fill tech roles in the tech sector and businesses in various fields, Canada continues to face a shortage of tech talent. Pointing to statistics by the Information and Communications Technology Council, Indeed said it’s estimated that Canada will experience a shortage of nearly 220,000 tech workers by 2020.

“Companies are facing challenges when trying to hire tech talent, as the supply is not meeting the growing demand,” the report reads. “Confronted with this challenge, what can employers do to attract the tech talent they need? While some employers believe that modifying their corporate culture will help, foosball tables, sleeping pods and exorbitant amounts of food and snacks – although fun – are not going to solve the problem. Instead, some employers are increasing their talent pool by shifting their focus from certifications to skills.”

See the full list here.

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.