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Top 10 hiring functions for MBA Employers in Canada

By Niamh O

Updated September 17, 2021 Updated September 17, 2021

Find out the top hiring functions for MBA employers in Canada in 2022 below.

QS has released its latest Employer Survey Report 2022 shining a light on the world of work for MBA graduates.

The report takes a closer look at salaries for MBA specialisations, the functions employers are looking for in MBA recruits, hiring outlook, skills and so much more.

Let’s take a look at the most popular functions MBA employers hire for in Canada with data taken from the QS Global Employer Survey.

Most popular functions MBA employers in Canada hire for 2022







Strategic Planning


Sales & Development




General Management






Supply Chain


Finance Advisory







Canada’s job market continues to grow for MBA professionals. Unsurprisingly, the country has evolved into a popular destination for international students thanks to immigrant-friendly policies and relatively cheaper education.

Finance has proven to be the most popular function MBA employers are hiring for in Canada at 57 percent.

22,300 job vacancies are expected to become available in the Finance and Investment sector in Canada over the next 10 years according to – and with 21,700 grads set to enter the job market, demand and labour supply in the sector will remain equally balanced in the near future. If you’re an MBA grad with an MBA in Finance, the job hunt will hopefully run smoothly.

Some finance recruiters in Canada include Reos Canada, Inc; Canada Immigration and Visa Services Inc; Muen Canada Limited.

In joint-second we have marketing and strategic planning as the most popular functions MBA employers are hiring for in 2022.

From 2019 to 2028 there is set to be 19,400 job vacancies becoming available in the Canadian marketing sector with around 19,900 job seekers entering the job market. Although the job market for Marketing MBA grads is almost balanced between vacancies and job searchers, meaning graduates have good career prospects in Canada, remember you’ll be completing with Masters in Marketing grads too.

Marketing recruiters in Canada include Fresnius Medical Care Canada; Queen’s Elite Academy of Canada; Tegrita Corporation.

Based on the QS MBA by Career Specialisation Rankings 2021, the top business schools for technology, marketing, and finance are:

  • Technology: MIT Sloan School of Management, 1st in the world 
  • Marketing: Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1st in the world 
  • Finance: The Wharton School, 1st in the world 


This article was originally published in September 2021 .

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Niamh is Deputy Head of Content at QS (;, creating and editing content for an international student audience. Having gained her journalism qualification at the Press Association, London and since written for different international publications, she's now enjoying telling the stories of students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and organizations from across the globe.  


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