Which country has more job opportunities, Canada or Australia?


Both are considered the top study destinations for students abroad and every year, many students dream of being a part of some of the prestigious universities in both countries.

As per the recent survey of the Australian government department of education, the number of enrolments for international students was more than 9.4 ls, 15% up from the previous year.

Canada is not behind. The growth rate for international students is rising by approximately 2% each year, proving that the students are seeking quality education there.

Let’s talk about each of the countries, their merits, and their demerits one by one.


Top Universities- Some of the famous Australian colleges are:

University of Sydney

University of Queensland

University of New South Wales

University of Melbourne

Australian National University, all ranked among the top 50 universities per global rankings 2020.

Top Courses

Some of the top courses obtained by the students studying in Australia are: Business and Management, accounting, medicine, dentistry, education engineering, and computer science.

Top jobs in Australia

The top 10 in-demand jobs in Australia are IT manager, cloud engineer, IT security architect, IT systems architect, data scientist, Python developer, IT consultant, project manager, Telecom technician, and Developer Engineer. The average salary for an MBA graduate in Australia is around 98,400 USD.

Along with Australia’s strong economic performance, the economy has a very dynamic private sector with a skilled workforce.

The benefits of working in Australia are:

  • Australia has had an unemployment rate study at 5% since 2018.
  • Australia strictly follows no discrimination in the workplace policy and promotes equal opportunity in both the working and education sectors.
  • More than 20% of the total population speaks a language other than English in Australia.
  • It is one of the most liveable cities in the world with excellent public health and education, a renowned University, and world-class infrastructure.


Top Universities- Some of the famous Canadian colleges are:

University of Toronto

McGill University

University of British Columbia

University of Alberta

University of Montreal

Top Courses

the top high-in-demand courses are MBA, Computer science & IT, business and finance, Core engineering and engineering management, physical & earth sciences, renewable energy, and agriculture science & forestry are some of the highly opted courses by students in Australia.

The top jobs in Canada

The top 10 in-demand jobs in Canada are Sales associate, software developer, administrative assistant, project manager, electrical engineer, accountant, financial advisor, HR manager, dentist, and lawyer.

The work culture in Canada is warm and you could see the same in its reputed organizations. Employees are welcome and are highly appreciated and respected for their suggestions/valuable additions to the tasks and because of such good collaboration, the feeling is mutual.




Canada has slightly more, being in the G8 with 40 million people, whereas Australia is in the G20 with 25 million people. Most jobs in Canada are in the province of Ontario and most jobs in Australia are in the state of New South Wales. It is possible to get them in smaller cities such as Vancouver and Perth, although there are fewer vacancies but also less competition, so it just evens out accordingly.

They are however equally as challenging to get with several hundred candidates all applying for the same role as common in all countries in the world nowadays. An application lottery in other words.

I think however that Australia is still a better bet, as unlike Canada, you are not ‘constantly distracted by the bright lights south of the border and if you get the AU passport, you can also work in New Zealand. You need to focus on Australia and Australia alone, as opposed to imagining how life would be if you were now in Los Angeles or New York, instead of getting on with your everyday life in Vancouver or Toronto.

Canada however has more restricted mobility than the USA and Mexico, as NAFTA does not have free movement on the same level as the EU and Trans Tasman Agreement unless your profession is on the TN visa list. However, Australians also get more rights and entitlements in New Zealand under Trans Tasman than vice versa, being the larger party to the agreement.


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