Canada’s Best Jobs: Top 10 Jobs in Skilled Trades

CanadianBusiness.com released their edition of Canada’s Best Jobs 2014. This data was built from Statistics Canada, including jobs that had experienced growth over the past years, had a minimum median salary of $60,000 and employed at least 5,000 people.

 

Canadian Business used the following rubric for rating:

  • Employment Growth [25% of Score]
  • Median Compensation on a 40-hour workweek nin 2013 [40% of Score]
  • Change in compensation from 2007-08 to 2012-13 [10% of Score]
  • Projected Demand [25% of Score]

 

For more information, see Canadian Business’ 2014 Statistical Methodology.

 

With these statistics in mind, we can see how economical adjustments are beginning to align with Canada’s increased need for workers in the skilled trades, i.e. housing market continues to grow. With this sort of growth, it is evident that the skilled trades gap will continue to grow unless more is done today for tomorrow.

 

in our opinion these numbers look low for Western Canada, however it is safe to say that this is a fair average when looking at Canada nationwide.

 

See the top 10 jobs in skilled trades below:

 

Rank

Job Title Avg. Median Salary 5-Year Wage Growth

5-Year Job Growth

1 Electrical & Telecommunications Contractor

$72,800

13%

28%

2 Longshore Workers

$70,720

30%

13%

3 Heavy Construction Equipment Supervisor

$62,400

15%

50%

4 Oil & Gas Well Operator

$70,720

30%

15%

5 Construction Manager

$72,800

9%

19%

6 Locomotive Engineer

$62,400

20%

-15%

7 Construction Trades/ Contractors Supervisor

$60,008

14%

27%

8 Pipefitting Contractor & Supervisor

$69,326

8%

43%

9 Power Line & Cable Worker

$66,650

7%

-3%

10 Industrial Electrician

$62,400

9%

5%

 

With the anticipated growth throughout, many construction groups are going to require the right company to support your current and future projects. With the decline of quality workers, having the right talent agency is key to your own success.

 

Help us help you find the right people. Contact the Talent Group today.
To see Canadian Business’ Best Jobs ranked by City, click here.