Ottawa, ON — Creative jobs are one of the hottest topics in the job market right now.
So, why aren’t more people finding creative jobs?
According to research by JobLink and JobMob, the number of people who are seeking creative jobs is growing at an alarming rate.
And, it’s no wonder.
According to JobLink, there are more than 2.2 million creative job openings across Canada right now, and they are being filled.
“We’re seeing the demand for creative jobs across the country, and the skills that are required to make them are becoming more and more common,” said Sarah Hoeft, president of JobLink.
“This is why we’re seeing more and better opportunities for people to become creators, and more and worse opportunities for those who have already been in this industry.”
One of the key reasons why there are so many creative job opportunities in Canada is the province’s “Creative Talent Market.”
Creative talent is a term that is used to describe people who want to work in the creative field.
According a recent Statistics Canada report, the creative sector is growing by about 7 per cent each year.
And the number is expected to keep growing.
But with the current economy, the demand to work as a creative professional is becoming more common.
According the National Centre for Creative Industries, more than 1.6 million Canadians are employed in the business of creative arts and entertainment, with the majority of that workforce in Canada.
The creative sector alone employs more than 50,000 people, according to the NCCI.
The Canadian Association of Creative Industries says the demand is high.
“Creativity is the buzz word for the creative industry, and for our sector, it means everything from getting hired, to developing your ideas and the ability to create, to collaborating with your team and being part of the creative team,” said Linda DeSouza, executive director of the CACI.
“I think the creative economy is the new normal, and I think we can’t wait to see what creative industries will do in the years ahead.”
Creative careers aren’t limited to the arts.
A variety of jobs are available in the entertainment, design and publishing sectors, with many of these positions in the public sector and other professional sectors.
In addition to working in creative fields, creative professionals are also seeking work in education, health care, finance, and communications.
According JobMob’s research, creative job searches are up more than 6 per cent year over year in the past six months.
And according to a survey by the Canadian Media Guild, creative jobs are trending in the arts sector.
“There’s a real sense of urgency and need for people who love the arts and who are passionate about their craft to find work,” said DeSoudas.
“As creative jobs continue to grow, I think people will be looking for creative opportunities that will provide them with meaningful opportunities.”
To help you find creative work, JobLink is launching a new Job Search app.
The app, called ‘Creative Job Search’, helps people find the right creative job by taking the time to look at job listings and interviewers’ profiles.
In the future, the app will include the job title, position description, salary, and hours of work.
You’ll also get feedback about your skills, the job type, and your position, all from the JobLink app.
“In addition to being a great tool for those seeking creative work across the economy, we’re excited to partner with the CBC, which is also creating a new and improved job search platform,” said Hoevens.
“It will provide a platform for employers to connect with potential employees and create opportunities for them to develop their skills.”
JobLink’s new JobSearch app will be available in Canada on January 15, 2018, and will be free to use.
“For anyone interested in becoming a creative worker in this country, Job Link is here to help,” said Jeroen Jonsen, CEO of JobMob.
“Whether you’re a freelancer or an employee, JobMob is here for you.
JobLink can help you navigate through the online marketplace, and make sure you’re ready for the challenge of finding creative work.”