Are there remote jobs you can do in Canada today even with no experience? The answer is yes! There are so many remote good-paying jobs that are available for both Canadians and immigrants and we have listed some of these jobs in this post.
The best part is you don’t need any prior experience to do these jobs; all you need is to possess basic computer skills and the will to work hard.
The job positions you can apply for include;
- Virtual Assistant
- Freelance Writer
- Administrative Assistant
- Data Entry Operator
- Translation Expert
- Computer Systems Engineer
- Healthcare Representative
- Video Game Tester
- Digital Marketing Executive
- Human Resources Professional
- Network and Server Administrator
- IT Project Manager
- Retail Cashier
- Customer Service Representative
- Insurance Agent
- Accounting Analyst
- Social Media Specialist
- UX Designer
- Blog Writer
- Online Translator
- Gaming Reviewer
- Article Writer
- Facebook Advertiser
- Book Translator
- Game Developer
- Full Stack Developer
- Search Engine Optimization.
The above list shows some of the high-paying jobs that require little or no experience. We will now look at some of these jobs in detail.
Top Remote Jobs You Can Get in Canada with no Experience
A translation expert earns over $50,000 every year, and the only skills required are your ability to listen attentively and being able to translate to the required language. In addition, a person needs to be good at editing and proofreading as well. Some translation experts earn between $60,000 and $70,000 every year.
As a proofreader, your primary role is to go through someone’s written material and ensure that it is grammatically correct. Most of the proofreaders make about $30,000 per year.
Virtual assistants get paid around $10 per hour. They must be willing to work anywhere in the world and can do their job from their home or even from their smartphone. A virtual assistant (VA) provides services to businesses or entrepreneurs online. A virtual assistant (VA) can wear many different hats. The tasks can include things such as uploading content onto blogs, scheduling appointments, managing events, managing emails, digital marketing, proofreading, and social media managing.
You can be a VA that focuses on just one specific task, or you can do all of these different tasks and more. For example, you can become a VA who focuses entirely on Pinterest. If you are working for a larger company, it’s more likely that you will focus on just one or two tasks.
Data Entry Operator
The average pay of a data entry operator is around $12 per hour. It requires basic computer skills and good attention to detail.
A proofreader will check content for errors such as spelling mistakes or grammar errors, and correct any mistakes. They are hired by all types of publications, ranging from blogs and newspapers to magazines and book publishers.
The proofreader works with a content writer and usually develops a close working relationship with them.
A transcriber is someone who listens to recorded speech and types what they hear. A transcriber will type anywhere between 50-80 words per minute. For one hour of audio, a transcriber usually takes around 4-5 hours to transcribe.
You can choose to specialize in a niche if you have industry knowledge. Some industries will pay a higher wage such as medicine or law. Transcription is one of the better online jobs in Canada.
Teach English Online
Teaching English online is one of the most common jobs for people who travel and work around the world. You can take a skill that you already have, which is speaking English, and teach it to children in another country online such as Taiwan or Korea for a decent wage.
Some companies will require a university degree, such as VIPKid and QKid, but others don’t require it such as Palfish. You can be up and teaching your class within weeks of applying. Teaching can also be a great part-time work-from-home job in Canada.
I used to have teaching English higher on the list, but in recent years China has decided to not allow foreign teachers anymore which really hurt the online teaching industry.
The online English teachers I met are either really passionate about the job, or they are just using it as a stepping-stone until they find something better. Either way, it’s an easy entry into working from home.
A content writer writes content for blogs or other online businesses. The type of content you can write is as varied as the internet is. There are millions of different blogs that need content writers, with any type of topic that you can dream of. It’s a high-in-demand job.
Content writing is how I got started on my online working career. With the help of my finance background, I landed some fantastic clients in the finance niche. I’ve used those skills to now start this blog!
If you don’t have a strong background in a particular topic or if you aren’t sure of what niche you’d like to focus on, start by trying to land any client that will pay you.
My friend Rob started by writing articles for a blog about squirrels making a measly two cents a word. Today, he landed a full-time writing job at a reputable publication making over $60,000 / year and is living his dream of working and traveling the world.
Online Survey Taker
Taking online surveys might be the simplest way to make money on this entire list. From the comfort of your couch, (or even your toilet!) you can make a few extra bucks by simply taking a survey using your laptop or smartphone.
Not all surveys are created equal, and it can be challenging to find a reliable source that will pay you more than a few cents per survey.
Taking surveys won’t make you rich and on a per hour basis you won’t be earning much money, but it requires zero training and you might find it fun to do in your spare time.
Note that you should never have to pay to take surveys, that’s a sign that it might not be legit. Check out the list below for companies that will let you take surveys for free.
A web developer builds online websites or apps for businesses. You work on a team or solo to build these applications using your desktop or laptop computer.
It’s a high-paying and high-demand career. If you can tough out the training and become a good enough developer, you’ll have your choice of companies to work for.
It can also be an intense and demanding job, with difficult problems to find solutions for and deadlines to meet. After attending a coding boot camp, I’ve worked briefly as a web developer, and I enjoyed my time doing it.
Copywriting is similar to content writing, except your sole purpose for writing the copy is to sell something. Create freshly written text for marketing, advertising, or sales copy.
Copywriters can write things like taglines, email sales letters, online ad descriptions, google AdWords, or landing pages. They can get paid a set salary, and some even get paid huge commissions for having high-converting content that will lead to a lot of sales for their clients.
It’s a job that rewards skill, perseverance, and the ability to market yourself well. After landing a client or two, you won’t have any trouble finding work after that because your portfolio will be strong.
Social Media Manager
Manage a business’s social media accounts. The largest ones are Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and others like Pinterest and LinkedIn. A social media manager will engage with their audiences, grow fan bases, and post updates regularly to accounts. Social media managers respond to audience comments, create and share post images and videos, and manage partnerships with other brands.
You can choose to specialize in one or multiple platforms. There is a huge and growing demand for social media managers. You don’t always need a degree for this job, and if you find and take the right course it can open up opportunities for you.
Digital marketing is a results-based job. A website can have the most amazing content in the world but without any marketing, nobody will read it.
A digital marketer will figure out how to drive traffic to a website, usually through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to try to rank a website on Google or Bing, or by running things like Google Adwords campaigns. They can also take on some of the social media duties, and run things like Facebook Ad campaigns.
Voice actors perform voice-overs to represent a character or tell a story. They are used to provide information to their audiences. Voice actors can be used in radio, Youtube videos, movies, animated cartoons, and many more.
Anyone with a voice and a decent microphone can start building a voice-over portfolio on their computer. Experiment with different voices, and then keep the audio files for your portfolio. You can use this for your portfolio.
The sky’s the limit, with voice actors such as Hank Azaria from The Simpsons raking in millions of dollars per year.
Of course, you probably won’t become a celebrity and earn millions, but you can earn a decent wage and do a fun job!
Music Tutor Online
Give music lessons to students online. With the internet, you no longer have to be in the same room as someone to teach them how to play a musical instrument.
Prepare individuals’ or businesses’ taxes every year. Anyone that earns an income can be your customer every year. It’s a job that there will always be a demand for, and you can do it comfortably online with the software available now.
There will probably be a lot of seasonality in this job. You’ll likely be very busy during tax season (January – April) and with minimal work in the summers.
You can be an in-person translator, but if you want to work from home, you’ll have to become a writing translator. You will translate things from one language to another language. It can range from blogs and websites to academic journals.
It’s not the most accessible job, as you must be fluent in both languages to be successful at this.
I hope you at least learned a few new ways to work from home in Canada. If you want more ideas, check out this comprehensive guide on how to make money online in Canada. Now that you know what the best remote jobs are, you must consider whether you have the right personality to fit into each one. So, you have to carefully select which one matches your skills and your abilities.