Studying at University can be a time-consuming investment. It’s also a big financial commitment. Luckily, there are some high paid jobs in Canada that don’t require a university degree!
(In this article we focused on high paid jobs in Canada that have an average hourly rate of 20$ or more!)
($54,698 – $91,118 per annum)
The average train conductor salary in Canada is $58,500 per year or $30 per hour. With this position, you typically receive on-the-job training. This training consists of a theoretical and practical part followed by an exam. CN, for example, provides a 7 weeks training program. To become fully qualified, trainees need to spend 4-6 months practicing in-field learning skills related to day-to-day responsibilities. The job comes with many perks that include medical benefits, family assistance programs, pensions, and disability insurance coverage. Provided that no prior experience is required, the compensation is attractive.
($25,000 – $84,000 per annum)
Pay within this industry varies depending on what contract or position you find yourself in. Both production and daily rate jobs are available. Many contracts pay $200+ daily. Jobs in this industry can include tree planting, herbicide spraying, silviculture surveying, brushing, aerial monitoring, slash pile burning, camp cooking, etc. With the right attitude, commitment and demonstration of leadership qualities there is an opportunity to climb the ranks within this industry in a relatively short time. However, it’s important to mention that the work is outdoors which means you work in varying weather conditions and it’s often located in remote camps.
$27,714 – $88,245
The average Flight Attendant salary in Canada is $51,909 per year or $26.62 per hour. To become a flight attendant for Air Canada, you will need to pass their 7-week program which covers all the necessary procedures, safety and service training. Being paid to travel the world is a great plus to this job. Flight attendants usually receive many unique financial benefits such as duty-free store discounts, gym membership discounts and air travel discounts that extend to family members.
($58,500 – $102,589 per annum)
The average Lineman salary in Canada is $80,925 per year or $41.50 per hour. For this career, you will need to complete an apprenticeship with a senior Lineman. The apprenticeship is a 4-year commitment and consists of a minimum of 6,375 hours of on-the-job training, three seven-week intervals of technical training followed by a final certification examination. Bear in mind that you get paid for work covered during your apprenticeship. Certification is mandatory in British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. In other provinces certification is voluntary, however, it is recommended.
Air Traffic Controller
($24,424 – $139,835 per annum)
The average Air Traffic Controller salary in Canada is $119,859 per year or $61.47 per hour. To become an Air traffic controller you need to go through two phases of training: The first part is to complete the FAA Academy training which takes 2-5 months. The second part is on-the-job training. This generally takes another 2-4 years to become fully certified. NAV Canada is currently hiring. You can check their website here for more information.
$33,011 – $94,185
The average Firefighter salary in Canada is $58,637 per year or $30.07 per hour. Each province of Canada has its own requirements for a firefighter position. A first-aid certificate is obligatory.
These are some of the basic requirements:
- Pre-Service Fire Fighter Education & Training Program Certificate or
- NFPA 1001 Firefighter Levels I & II from a recognized institution or
- OFM curriculum components 1,2 and 3 with examination certificate or
- Minimum of two (2) years experience as a full-time firefighter in a municipal fire department or
- Minimum of five (5) years experience as a part-time firefighter in a municipal fire department
($30,225 – $75,000 per annum)
The average Truck Driver salary in Canada is $44,369 per year or $22.75 per hour. The most crucial step to becoming a truck driver is to obtain a CDL driver’s license and to have a clean driving record.
Real Estate Agent
($33,000- $170,000 per annum)
The average Real Estate Agent salary in Canada is $100,000 per year or $51.28 per hour. To become a real estate agent you will need to complete a Real Estate examination to obtain a Real Estate Certificate. The next step requires you to find a real estate agency that will sponsor your real estate license application. ‘Errors and omissions’ insurance is required in order to practice as a real estate agent.
($27,378- $99,450 per annum)
The average Massage Therapist salary in Canada is $58,500 per year or $30 per hour. Legal minimum hours for obtaining a massage therapy license vary by province. British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and New Brunswick require completion of a recognized training program with a minimum length of 2,200 hours. Your massage certification will depend on the form of study you choose – the simpler options start at 2 weeks whilst more advanced programs can take up to 3 years.
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*The income listed in the above article is based on projections and may vary between provinces and companies. The income estimations were taken from this resource – https://neuvoo.ca/salary/