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Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs in Canada

Canada has always been a welcoming country in terms of allowing migration of people from different parts of the world. As much as this nation promotes migration of international students and skilled labor, they value most people who have specialization in the in-demand occupations of Canada. Just like most nations, Canada sometimes struggle too, to fulfill the labor market needs in respect to the current demand. Due to the pandemic, huge labor shortages arose in the market making it suitable for many professions to now come on top in terms of demand.

For instance, earlier there didn’t use to be much attention paid to doctors, physicians or nurses and people weren’t going crazy for pursuing this as their career, but now, after realizing the true need and importance of healthcare professionals in the society people are more inclined towards such fields. Basic labor jobs like truck drivers, retail store workers and many such are also getting highlighted after the impact of Covid-19. Let us have a look at 5 top in-demand occupations that have prevailing vacancies and great remuneration in many provinces of Canada and whose demand is only expected to rise.

1. Surgeons/Doctors

It is not a hidden fact that doctors and surgeons come under one of the highest demand occupations in the world right now. What favors their profession the best is currently, there is less number of doctors in Canada against the population residing. A person who has either appropriate qualification or necessary work experience can migrate to Canada through this occupation. Not only this, because of high demand and less availability, the salary offered is also quite handsome.

The average earning of a doctor/surgeon in Canada can go up to 300,000 CAD per year.

2. Nurse Practitioners

Nurses are basically a fundamental part of healthcare system providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients. No person can aid you better than a specialized nurse in the times of any healthcare crisis. This job profile demands detailed knowledge of medical care and relevant skills to care for others. Given these requirements, there is a shortage of nurses in Canada. As the job has huge vacancy, the remuneration offered is high.

The average earning of a Nurse in Canada can go up to 100,000 CAD per year.

3. Data Scientists

Playing a major role in growth of the company, data scientists are the people who gather, manage and analyze large amounts of data. To promote the organization data scientists use the information collected to form certain policies or measures that will help in the overall growth of the business. The information is collected from website, content management systems or other internal software to be analyzed using many algorithms and scientific methods. There is an increasing demand of data scientists not only in Canada but in other parts of the world as well. What we can say certainly is Canada offers great salary package to DS in today’s times.

The average earning of a Data Scientist in Canada can go up to 80,000 CAD per year.

4. IT Manager/Software Developer

This is one of the fields that have been in demand and highest paid in Canada for about 2 years now. The job profile of an IT manager or a Software developer is to make use of technology to design programs or oversee technical functioning of an organization.

The average earning of an IT Manager or a Software Developer in Canada can go up to 80-100,000 per year.

5. Human Resource Manager

The prime task of a HR Manager is to aid the organization in recruiting the most suited workers out of the crowd and fill in the labor needs of the company as optimally as possible. They must maintain a peaceful working environment in addition to keeping great communication amongst different levels of hierarchy.

The average salary of a HR manager in Canada can go from 80,000 to 100,000 CAD per year.


Jobs that are predicted to be in High-demand in the upcoming years!

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychologist
  • Software Designer
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Business Management Consultant
  • Truck Driver