When most of us are choosing a career, we first start by asking ourselves a few questions.

  • What do I like to do?
  • What am I good at?
  • What field interests me?
  • How much does it pay?

As life goes on, many of these criteria seem less important than they once did.

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But let's be honest, the one that will always in the back of your mind is: How much does it pay?

Well if it's money you want, we got you covered. Canadian Business just released their list of the highest paying Canadian Jobs.

Here they are

10. Financial Manager

Average Salary: $97,074


  • Business-related development of companies.
  • Analyzing business trends.
  • Coming up with strategies for company growth.

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in business administration or finance (relevant work experience is helpful)

9. Pharmacist

Average Salary: $99,840


  • Dispensing of drugs and medication.

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in science or pharmacy, plus apprenticeship

8. Utilities Manager

Average Salary: $100,006


  • Processing integration.
  • Maintaining and developing services.

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in project management or related field

Engineering Manager

Average Salary: $100,006


  • Managing the engineering department.
  • Overseeing daily operations.
  • Developing proposals.

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in engineering plus Professional Engineer designation

Public Administration Director

Average Salary: $101,920


  • Overseeing branches of civil service
  • Creating government policies, programs and various community projects.

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in law, business administration, social sciences (plus relevant work experience)

Mining & Forestry Manager

Average Salary: $104,000


  • Managing the day-to-day operations.
  • Overseeing mining, lumber milling and fisheries.

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in engineering, earth sciences, geology, earth science or petroleum engineering (plus relevant work experience)

Health & Community Service Manager

Average Salary: $104,541


  • Implementation of health care and social policies.
  • Creating and directing programs related to the health and social welfare.

What you'll need: Graduate degree in health, social science or equivalent.

Petroleum/Chemical Engineer

Average Salary: $104,998


  • Researching data on oil and gas deposits

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in petroleum engineering

Economic Development Director

Average Salary: $105,144


  • Analyzing, planning and applying economic policies.
  • Researching the impact of government policies

What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters) in economics, business administration, commerce or public administration

Senior Industrial Manager

Average Salary: $106,662

  • Responsible for overseeing an entire production team.
  • Ensuring protocol is being followed by employees.


What you'll need: Bachelor’s (or Masters/PhD) in business administration, business management or engineering.

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