2019-09-12 – Canada’s economy is expanding and this means there are many excellent opportunities for international skilled workers to work in Canada. Canada’s fast-track immigration system called Express Entry is perhaps the quickest way for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada.
Among many occupations that have strong growth, a career in sales is near the top of the list.
A good Sales Representative can make a business successful, which is why they are some of the most in-demand skilled workers in Canada. There are more than 8,500 vacancies posted on the Job Bank. Business to customer and business to business roles are included.
What Are The Average Sales Representative Salaries In Canada in 2019?
Salaries for Sales Representatives vary significantly depending on the specialism of the position.
Base salaries are also heavily incentivised with commission, depending on the agreement between employee and employer.
Entry level salaries start around the $50,000 mark for general positions, rising to $65,000 in the pharmaceuticals industry.
Top base salaries are generally between $80,000 and $90,000, with the best money again available in pharmaceuticals, at $118,000.
What Does a Sales Representative Do?
Depending on the job and seniority, a Sales Representative can be involved in the sales process from start to finish, or just be responsible for certain parts of that process. A senior candidate in the role will be responsible for identify new clients, initiating contact, highlighting the benefits of the sale, negotiating terms and preparing contracts. After the sale, they may then be a client’s main point of contact within a company, and also responsible for renegotiations and renewals.
Candidates do not necessarily need a degree to land a job as a Sales Representative, but to unlock the pathway to higher salaries, higher education is required. Basic sales jobs that require not too much specialist knowledge are available to high school graduates, and therefore may not pay as much both in terms of basic and commission.
However, for roles in more technical sales positions such as medical and pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial equipment and computer equipment, a degree is desirable, usually in a field related to the product. In these jobs, higher salaries and increased commission is achievable.
There are not any Canada-specific requirements for a Sales Representative role, given the broad range of positions that are covered. With communication a central part of the job, strong ability in at least one of Canada’s official languages is a must.
National Occupational Classification Codes
|NOC code||Job description||NOC|
|6211||Retail sales supervisors||B|
|6221||Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade||B|
|6222||Retail and wholesale buyers||B|
|6231||Insurance agents and brokers||B|
|6232||Real estate agents and salespersons||B|
|6235||Financial sales representatives||B|
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How Can We Help Sale Representatives Move to Canada?
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