With the nation’s unemployment rate reaching its highest point in history this year (13.7 per cent in May), job opportunities in labour-abundant industries—
Though jobs remain scarce in many industries, major
“The demand for home care has grown exponentially over the last several years—and it continues to grow as more seniors isolate because of the pandemic,” said Janet Hassell, owner of the Home Instead office serving the North Shore and Downtown Vancouver. “Hospitals and clinics are overwhelmed. Professional caregivers can serve as an extension of the healthcare system and play a critical role in keeping vulnerable local seniors safe and healthy at home.”
With more local seniors and families seeking support, the West Vancouver Home Instead office is looking to fill up to 20 roles, and offices across Metro Vancouver are looking to fill over 100 permanent CAREGiver
From assisting with personal care and preparing meals, to running errands and providing companionship, CAREGivers help seniors with simple tasks that enable them to remain in their homes. The role is ideal for individuals seeking long-term job stability with a flexible schedule and supportive environment as well as continued opportunities for career growth.
“Caregiving is simply doing things to enhance the quality of life for older adults and help keep them independent for as long as possible,” said Hassell. “We like to say that it takes a special person to become a Home Instead CAREGiver…not a special degree. It can be a rewarding career for individuals from every walk of life and age group.”
Additional growth in the industry is expected for years to come. According to the United Nations, the global population over the age of 65 is expected to triple to 426 million by the year 2050. As a result of this rapid population shift, there will be an increased need for passionate and dedicated individuals in the industries that support the needs of older adults.
For more information about career opportunities at Home Instead, training and benefits, or to apply for a caregiving position, visit HomeInstead.