Best Paying Jobs in Canada
Every year over 180,000 foreigners enter Canada for work purposes. Although some of them move to Canada on a temporary basis to fill skills shortages, others fall in love with all that Canada has to offer and end up staying and working in the nation permanently.
A high quality of life, notoriously welcoming populace and expansive, varied terrain are just a few of the things Canada has to offer.
So, if you’re emigrating to Canada (or even if you’re only considering a move) it might interest you to know that the top twenty-five best paying jobs in Canada are very different to the top twenty-five best paying jobs in the UK.
To see whether you could be earning more than you thought here’s a list of the twenty-five best paid jobs in Canada, with rough average yearly salaries.
All data sourced from canadianbusiness.com.
canadianbusiness.com obtained employment and wage data for over 600 occupations. Each occupation had to be the employment of at least 10,000 individuals. The occupations listed below also ranked highly for job growth.
Conversion to GBP based on exchange rate of 1 Canadian Dollar/0.65 British Pounds. GBP figures rounded up to nearest pound.
These salaries are national averages only, salaries will vary significantly regionally.
25. Banking and Investment Manager $69,992/ £45,627
24. Physiotherapist $69,992/ £45,627
23. Construction Manager $70,179/ £45,817
22. Transport Industry Manager $70,720/ £46,170
21. Dental Hygienist $70,720/ £46,170
20. Nurse $70,990/ £46,346
19. Purchasing Manager $71,469/ £46,659
18. Sales and Marketing Manager $72,010/ £46,942
17. Police Officer $72,010/ £46,942
16. High-school Teacher $72,218/ £47,148
15. Civil Engineer $72,530/ £47,352
14. Information Systems Analyst $72,800/ £47,528
13. Telecommunications Industry Manager $73,590/£48,044
12. Nursing Supervisor $74,880/ £48,886
11. Financial Manager $75,005/ £48,967
10. Psychologist $75,546/ £49,321
9. Economist £76,565/ £49,911
8. Electrical and Electronics Engineer $76,960/ £50,169
7. Software Engineer $79,997/ £52,149
6. University Professor $79,997/ £52,149
5. Lawyer $79,997/ £52,149
4. Health Care Manager $83,200/ £54,318
3. School Principle $88,005/ £57,455
2. Petroleum Engineer $90,002/ £58,758
1. Pharmacist $93,600/ £61,016
Of the twenty-five best paying jobs in Canada the top three were all from different sectors, health/medical, engineering and education.
High paying Canadian jobs which didn’t quite make the list include chemist and chemical engineer, pilot, occupational therapist and fire fighter.
According to the data compiled by canadianbusiness.com some of the worst paying jobs in Canada include: child minder, labourer and pet groomer.