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The world of work is constantly evolving, and the growth of the tech industry is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, Toronto is creating more tech jobs than Silicon Valley, up 52% in the last 5 years!8 This growth makes tech a booming industry for young professionals just starting out and for seasoned experts exploring new career paths.

These jobs are some of the most in-demand and on-trend careers today. If you’re looking to take your career in an exciting new direction and to keep up with the future of work, continuing professional education could be the key to your success.

Job Role Employability and Market Demands Salary Range in Toronto Get Started With
UX Designer
87% of UX managers said hiring more UX designers is a top priority for their organization.6
73% of managers said they plan to double the number of UX Designers in their organization in the next five years.6
$65,000 – $130,000 Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design
IT Auditor
More than ¾ of Chief Audit Executives report a shortage of skilled IT Auditors.3
IT Auditors earn more than financial auditors.4
$68,200 – $119,700 Certificate in IT Audit Execution
Machine Learning Specialist
Machine Learning job postings are predicted to grow 56% over the next two years.5
The average salary for Machine Learning Specialists is $107,000.1
$65,000 – $130,000 Certificate in Machine Learning
Cyber Security Professional
There is a worldwide shortage of 3 million professionals in Cyber Security. In North America alone, the shortage is almost half a million (498,000).7
Cyber pros with additional certifications make $20,000 more a year than those without.7
$64,200 – $112,800 Cyber Security 
Digital/Content Marketer
Job postings for Digital Marketers in the GTA increased by 164% from 2013 to 2017.1
Content Marketing jobs pay, on average, $10,000 more than less-specialized marketing roles.2
$46,400 – $102,500 Certificate in Digital Marketing
Certificate in Content Marketing
Post-Graduate Certificate in Digital & Content Marketing


  1. Burning Glass Technologies. (2013-2017). Labour Market Insights Database. Custom Filters.
  2. Burning Glass Blog. (2017 Aug 24). Demand for Digital Marketing Skills Doubles.
  3. IIA – The Institute of Internal Auditors. (2018). North American Pulse of Internal Audit.
  4. IIA – The Institute of Internal Auditors. (2015). 2015 Compensation Report.
  5. Burning Glass, IBM & Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF). (2018 June 28). The Quant Crunch: How the demand for data science skills is disrupting the job market.
  6. Faller, P. (2017 Feb 3). Hiring Trends in UX Design: The 6 things you need to know about tech’s fastest growing field. Adobe Blog.
  7. (ISC) 2. Cyber Security Workforce Study 2018.
  8. Wong, N. (Bloomberg). Marotta, S. (2018 July 24). Toronto beats San Francisco Bay area in new tech jobs, New York in ‘talent,’ survey finds. The Toronto Star.
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