Although global business has been an attractive career choice for young people for the past few decades, jobs that support international awareness have trended upwards more recently, providing those that adhere to language and culture study along with specialized training a variety of opportunities throughout Canada and beyond.
Here are some of the fastest growing international careers and how to get there:
Canada is one of the top places for people from Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries to choose to immigrate to. As each typical immigration lawyer or service company requires several people that work on the cases to be qualified as immigration workers, there is a need for qualified immigration consultants that can meet with those wishing to immigrate and handle all of the details of their case. One school in Toronto, The Academy of Learning Toronto, has even created a immigration consultant program that provides all of the training necessary to become a certified immigration consultant, a qualification that can be used worldwide in order to help those interested in immigrating to Canada move their cases forward.
Language and Culture Instructors:
Several years ago, Canada gained a reputation for having the clearest English speakers around. By listening to Canadians, many people that are interested in learning English have been able to improve their English pronunciation faster than they have with other countries that speak English natively. To capitalize on this trend, Canadians that would like to work in Canada or abroad helping people to learn English as a second language or as a foreign language need to finish a bachelor’s degree program, preferably in language or culture. The upside for those that choose to join the industry is that they will be able to travel while earning a decent income, giving them even more opportunity to expand into either higher level language instruction or linguistics.
Ever since China and India set up programs to try and provide a significant percentage of the world’s consumer good manufacturing on behalf of firms selling those products to the United States and Canada, merchandisers and manufacturing companies alike have had a need for people that are capable of doing everything from creating product specifications to working with import-export documentation. For most people, there are two ways to enter this type of position currently. First, you can gain some basic certification training and then work your way up in an organization that does a great deal of import and export, typically in the shipping and receiving department. The other way to move into this type of role is to get a 2 or 4 year business degree with an emphasis in international business and then seek an entry level management role. International business is one of the most interesting careers that you can take part in if you enjoy the world around you and there are quite a few educational institutions that can help prepare you for that type of career.
The past generation has watched Canada become more diverse than ever, creating a wealth of opportunity in international careers for its students. If you are interested in working with immigration, language instruction, or international business, take some time to get acquainted with the necessary educational background that you will need to succeed and then move forward next year!