Canada’s unemployment rate has soared to nearly a sixth of the population out of work. The impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian economy has meant more than 3 million jobs have, unfortunately, been lost.
The fortunate who have been able to hang onto their jobs through work-from-home are still getting paychecks.
There is more work-from-home work available than many think. Some companies are continuing to hire even with the COVID-19 pandemic raging. If you’re out of work right now and the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) isn’t cutting it, there is still work-from-home employment available. Here’s where to look.
The non-English speaking world has high demand right now for online English teachers and language tutors. If you’ve done this type of work in the past, consider applying. As long as you have your home office essentials as well as a video and audio connection, you’re ready.
The biggest sector of work-from-home jobs is customer service. Companies from all sectors still need customer service agents ready to accept calls. Everything from banks to cell phone companies is included here. Take a look in your local area for what call centers or customer service opportunities may be available to you.
There are some work-from-home data entry jobs available, including things such as French-to-English translation and transcriptionists. This is work an employee can perform remotely. An ergonomic office desk, chair, and some other key accessories make it easier than ever.
COVID-19 has meant more Canadians getting their affairs in order, in terms of writing wills and coordinating insurance plans. If you’re well-versed in financial concepts and business, an insurance agent work-from-home position just might be right for you.
COVID-19 hasn’t brought with it a lot of sales or economic activity Canada-wide but in select industries, business is strong. With provincial economies beginning to reopen, work-from-home sales representatives have their role to play. Some companies are hiring and even offering advantages like medical or dental benefits.
Admin or Virtual Assistants
Administrative assistants, virtual assistants, and similar work-from-home jobs are available. Organization, self-management, and commitment are required to fulfill this role. As terms vary according to the employer, this type of remote work is expected to increase as the economy ramps back up in the weeks ahead.
PrimeCables.ca has done its best to offer Canadians ways to stock up on COVID-19 work-from-home essentials, with everything from ergonomic desks to over-the-ear headphones. If you are not satisfied with your current career prospects or have lost your job due to COVID-19, there are opportunities out there. Set yourself up for success. Invest in creating your own home office.
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