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The best-paying jobs you can get in Canada without a university degree

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Daily Hive Staff Aug 29, 2017 4:18 am 18,582

It’s that time of year again, when the wind gets a little cooler, the sun goes down a little earlier, and tens of thousands of kids lament the fact that their freedom summer is over.

That’s right, it’s already time to go back to school.

But while many students across Canada are headed to university halls, that’s simply not the best route for many others. And Indeed.com, Canada’s number 1 job search site, has compiled a list of the 10 best-paying jobs you can get without a degree to show you just that.

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While many students are gearing up to start their first day of post-secondary school this September, going the university route is not for everyone.

“Many trades and tech-related roles are in high demand. Employers are facing skills shortages meaning these roles can offer good career prospects or even self-employment opportunities,” said Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada. “It’s important that job-seekers are aware of all the options available to them so that they can make informed decisions about career choices.”

Turns out it’s more than just girls who want people with skills.

So go to university by all means, but also know that not going can work out just fine too.

Best-paying jobs in Canada without a university degree

Title Average Yearly Salary Number of postings
per 1 million job postings
in Canada in May-July 2017
App Developer $66,058 1,117
Electrician $62,339 1,290
Web Developer $61,822 1,253
Maintenance Manager $83,184 367
Pilot $75,396 116
Sales Executive $63,017 623
Construction Inspector $64,675 100
Owner Operator Driver $144,969 1,100
Car Sales Executive $78,994 627
Real Estate Agent $107,843 435

*Salary estimated from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months.


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Daily Hive Staff
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