Jobs and career options during the COVID-19 pandemic

Find available jobs, tools and government resources to help you navigate the world of work during the pandemic.

Work during COVID-19

Employers are still hiring while they adapt to the realities of COVID-19. Demand for workers is growing across the country, with some sectors even facing labour shortages. There are many job opportunities available.

Work from home

Even as shops and businesses reopen, remote work remains the norm in many sectors. Employers who can do so are encouraged to implement flexible workplace policies allowing employees to work from home.

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Work in agriculture or agri-food

Agriculture and agri-food are big business in Canada. From farmers and food manufacturers to distributors and retailers, these sectors need workers to keep grocery store shelves full and food on our kitchen tables. Overall, employment has remained steady across the food supply chain during the pandemic.

Work in essential services

Even through lockdowns, some top priority sectors continue to operate and provide essential services to meet the basic needs of Canadians. Essential workers are considered critical to preserving life, health and basic societal functioning.

Look for in-demand jobs

Some positions are in particularly high-demand from employers right now. These roles are growing faster than others either because they are found in key economic sectors, or because they address some of the core needs employers have during the pandemic.

Job search tools

Job Bank offers a variety of free and proven tools to simplify every step of your job search.

    With a Job Bank account, you can:

  • Favourite jobs to view them later.
  • Get notified by email when new jobs are posted.
  • Get matched to jobs that suit your experience and skills.
  • Let employers invite you to apply.
  • Create a professional resume.
  • Share your resume directly with employers.
  • Keep track of your job search activity in real time.

If you’re not sure where to begin, take a career quiz to find out what occupations may be a good fit for you.

Labour market news

Not all new jobs are advertised online. Keeping up with what's happening in the labour market is a good way to learn where to look for work. For example, if you hear about a new business opening near you, you can cold-call them to ask about their job opportunities.

Click the link below to read the latest news stories about the labour market in your province or territory, or in a specific industry.

To learn more about the recovery of your region’s labour market, you can read our new report about the impact of COVID-19 on jobs.

Government resources

All levels of Government are working to provide the resources, information and supports needed to get us through this difficult time. Find official federal, provincial and territorial COVID-19 resource pages.

If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, you can request temporary income support. Check if you're eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB).

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