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According to new data from the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the province gained 105,000 high-paying jobs that are paying $30/hour or more despite a loss of 275,000 salaried jobs that paid less than $20/hour.

Several groups benefitted from this increase in high-paying jobs including people with bachelor's degrees, immigrants, and non-unionized people.

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Yesterday we were talking about the most useless University degrees in Montreal and we could see that this was a topic our readers were very interested in. It makes sense after all, you don't want to invest years of your life studying only to wind up in a dead end career. Most people go to university because they know it can lead them to better paying jobs.

Well if it's money you're after, we can point you in the right direction.

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The holidays are coming up which means we will all soon be submitting to hours of small talk with relatives about the exact same things you discussed last year: "When are you getting married?", "Where are you working", and "What are you studying". Of course with that last one, you also get the followup: "What are you planning on doing with that degree?"

Now I studied History at Concordia, so I never had a good answer to this question since the only thing you can do with a history diploma is be a teacher or work in archives. (Exciting right?) But there had to be some more useless university degrees out there's, some that offer even fewer job opportunities and it turns out there are.

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