The 5 highest-paying jobs in Canada
Jobs.ca | On 29, Aug 2012
With the Canadian economy in good shape compared to the rest of the world, many workers have the luxury of finding jobs that not only provide fulfilment, but also a good lifestyle.
Among the upper echelon of Canada’s workforce, a handsome six-figure salary is par for the course.
Don’t you want to know where those gigs are?
Here you go:
Canada’s highest-paying jobs
According to Statistics Canada, the highest-paying jobs in Canada were:
In addition to eight years of school, every province except for Quebec requires that dentists obtain a licence from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada. Canadian dentists can expect to make about the same as family practitioners: about $150,000.
4. Petroleum engineer
These workers are skilled at figuring out how to get oil from Canada’s rich reserves. Predictably, demand for petroleum engineers is growing exponentially. At the high end of the field, a petroleum engineer will command a salary of about $160,000 a year.
3. Senior banking, credit and investment managers
Job titles for these important managers may include chief executive officer, chief financial officer or director of marketing. This job entails overseeing critical financial aspects of large corporations. A bachelor’s degree in business or marketing coupled with extensive experience is usually what it takes to earn the $168,000 that people in this field earn.
They don’t just wear black robes and wield hammers. Since judges must first be lawyers, law school is a minimum requirement. Most judges have many years of experience under their belts before they are even considered for a judiciary appointment. A judge’s salary in Canada is approximately $180,000.
1. Specialist physician
These physicians specialize in areas such as cardiology, oncology or anesthesiology. Besides their initial training in medical school, specialist physicians also complete a residency in their respective field which can take an additional two to six years. However, the time and effort pay off. At the upper end of the scale, specialist physicians can make about $350,000 annually.
Is it time to go back to school and take another career path? Or do you find any of these highest-paying jobs attractive?
In addition to these great-paying jobs, there are many other medium to high paying professions that are currently in demand in Canada. And a few of them don’t require such extensive educational backgrounds. For example, there is a severe shortage of construction workers and high-level project managers all across Canada. Fields such as nursing and information technology are other areas where we can earn a good salary without investing many years in training.