Highest-Paying Jobs That Don’t Necessarily Need A Degree In Canada

14: Pilot
Average salary $44,224.00

13: Farmer
Average salary: $46,213.00

12: Secretary
Yes, apparently they still have secretaries.

Average salary: $46,369.00

11: Truck Driver
Average salary: $47,562.00

10: Financial advisor
Average salary: $52,635.00

*Having some sort of certification in finance or business would likely help in this career, but isn’t necessary.

9: Bricklayer
Average salary: $53,017.00

8: Recruiter
Average salary: $54,048.00

*Though a degree isn’t required, you may be at a disadvantage when searching for work as a recruiter against those with degrees in human resources.

7: Mechanic
Average salary: $54,279.00

6: Train driver
Average salary: $56,640.00

5: Human resources manager
Average salary: $58,033.00

*As with recruiters, you my be at a disadvantage in this field against those with a human resources degree.

4: Electrician
Average salary: $62,526.00

3: Electrical engineer
Average salary: $81,349.00

*Adzuna explains: For some electrical engineering jobs, a degree is required, and for others it isn’t — there are alternative professional qualifications.

2: Real estate agent
Average salary: $88,200.00

1: Mining and construction
Average salary: $93,320.00

WHERE ARE THE GRAD JOBS?

Number of jobs available at time of Adzuna survey

Energy / oil and gas – 1,906 jobs
Information technology – 2,559
Consultancy – 3,434
Sales – 3,638
Engineering (best)- 4,968

 

BEST-PAYING DEGREE SUBJECTS

Mechanical engineering – $68,075
Engineering (overall) – $67,036
Electrical engineering – $67,712
Software engineering – $67,274
Civil engineering (best) – $68,356

 

WORST-PAYING GRAD JOBS BY SECTOR

Source: Adzuna

PR, advertising and marketing – $42,209
Social work – $42,204
Human resources and recruitment – $42,195
Sales – $41,463
Creative & design (worst) – $36,805

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF GRADUATE JOBS

Manitoba – 28 grads per job
Average starting salary: $45,650.

British Columbia – 20 grads per job
Average starting salary: $45,450.

Saskatchewan – 15.8 grads per job
Average starting salary: $59,059.

Newfoundland – 13.9 grads per job
Average starting salary: $52,620.

Prince Edward Island – 10.6 grads per job
Average starting salary: $36,776.

Alberta – 9.4 grads per job
Average starting salary: $59,957

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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