Good news, everyone! Plentiful, well-paying cannabis jobs are coming to Canada. With the country’s medical marijuana biz booming and nationwide recreational use just around the corner, cannabis license holders are scaling up dramatically (and bringing jobs with them!)
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According to some estimates, as many as 150,000 new cannabis jobs will be created in Canada within the next few years. [tweet this]
We’re not talking about minimum wage, scrubbin’-the-toilet jobs, either. Salaries have increased significantly in an effort to attract top talent, particularly in professional-type services such as marketing and accounting.
With legalization coming to Canada next July, and the market expecting to balloon to over $20 billion in the next few years, this explosive growth is likely not slowing down.
Why is this important?
For those in the USA, Canada’s booming industry shows a glimpse of what the future might look like.
With Canada leading the way in nationalized recreational use, America stands to learn from this rapid expansion. While the positives (like new jobs) will be studied in depth, so will the inevitable growing pains that come with the rollout. Any serious missteps could very well derail progress in the states.
For Canada, cannabis might provide a much-needed windfall to shrinking industries (such as oil). With a nationwide focus on diversification, the timing of the emergence of an entirely new industry couldn’t be better.
And for the rest of the world…well, it shows that Canada is so much more than just America’s hat 🇨🇦.