By Canadian Business Staff;  May 29, 2017 - CanadainBusiness.com

This is our definitive ranking of Canada’s Best Jobs. Each year, we use our proprietary weighting method to crunch publicly available data from Statistics Canada and Economic and Social Development Canada. The result is this ranking of Canada’s Top 100 Jobs. 

Outlook shows the projected demand for employees in the field in 2022, as measured by Employment and Social Development Canada:

➚ = more than 1 job available per job seeker — lots of opportunity

➙ = about 1 job available per job seeker — balanced opportunity

➘ = less than 1 job available per job seeker — low opportunity.

 Rank  Job Title  Median Salary  5 Year Wage Growth  5 Year Employee Growth  Outlook
 1 Public Administration Director  $106,662  17.08%  39.20%  ➚
 2 Nurse Practitioner  $84,510  19.50%  0.00%  ➚
 3 Mining & Forestry Manager  $100,006  11.12%  39.50%  ➚
 4 Pipefitting Supervisor  $89,398  34.31%  4.10%  ➚
 5 Utilities Manager  $112,320  20.00%  6.00%  ➚
 6 Telecommunication Manager  $86,528  15.94%  5.30%  ➚
 7 Real Estate & Financial Manager  $103,376  29.43%  8.50%  ➙
 8 Economic Development Director  $114,400  12.89%  -10.80%  ➚
 9 Lawyer  $88,524  10.92%  12.90%  ➚
 10 Elevator Mechanic  $83,844  16.44%  94.40%  ➙
 11 Pharmacist  $102,398  9.40%  56.00%  ➙
 12 Corporate Sales Manager  $85,009  27.52%  -6.50%  ➚
 13 Locomotive Engineer  $73,340  23.72%  14.80%  ➚
 14 Aerospace Engineer  $89,003  32.85%  9.10%  ➚
 15 Specialized Engineer  $85,009  15.13%  79.10%  ➙
 16 Deck Officer $72,800  16.67%  18.20%  ➚
 17 Business Services Manager  $85,508  31.55%  -16.80%  ➚
 18 Petroleum & Chemical Process Engineer  $104,000  14.39%  -9.10%  ➚
 19 Urban Planner  $86,320  15.82%  27.50%  ➙
 20* Police Officer  $83,990  15.83%  -1.80%  ➚
 20* Firefighter  $78,936  15.10%  15.70%  ➚
 20* Software Engineer  $90,001  12.51%  45.00%  ➙
 23 Pilot or Flying Instructor  $76,960  17.31%  914.80%  ➚
 24 Mining & Quarrying Supervisor  $72,800  12.90%  38.30%  ➚
 25 Construction Manager  $79,996  12.00%  31.40%  ➚
 26 Economist & Policy Researcher  $86,860  14.51%  1.90%  ➙
 27 Industrial Technician  $79,040  15.15%  17.90%  ➚
 28* Scientific Research Manager  $91,998  13.73%  34.90%  ➙
 28* University Professor  $91,998  17.60%  2.10%  ➙
 30 Information Systems Analyst  $79,996  9.89%  25.50%  ➙
 31 Social Policy Researcher  $74,672  16.67%  41.20%  ➚
 32 Health & Community Service Manager  $104,540  4.71%  -35.00%  ➚
 33 Electrical & Telecommunications Contractor  $76,793  11.04%  13.30%  ➚
 34 Purchasing Manager  $84,572  18.34%  0.00%  ➚
 35 Occupational Therapist  $79,996  15.39%  15.40%  ➚
 36* Post-Secondary School Administrator  $93,600  15.38%  -7.80%  ➙
 36* Head Nurse & Medical Supervisor  $82,118  9.67%  25.80%  ➙
 38 Computer Systems Manager  $100,006  15.74%  43.20%  ➙
 39 Senior Business Manager  $100,006  19.45%  -12.80%  ➙
 40 Ironworker  $72,176  21.33%  22.60%  ➙
 41 Marketing & Public Relations Manager  $83,200  19.62%  -13.80%  ➙
 42 Banking & Credit Manager  $88,004  24.99%  -14.70%  ➚
 43 Electronics Engineer  $85,009 7.61%  -0.60%  ➚
 44 Oil & Gas Well Operator  $75,004  20.20%  5.50%  ➚
 45 Veterinarian  $83,990  11.98%  6.40%  ➙
 46 Manufacturing Manager  $79,996  7.70%  12.90%  ➚
 47 Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist  $83,200  7.07%  23.70%  ➙
 48 Psychologist  $83,200  11.11%  -0.80%  ➚
 49 Engineering Inspectors & Regulators  $80,038  29.39%  25.00%  ➙
 50 Computer Engineer  $83,200  7.53%  29.70%  ➙

 

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