Dig Into the Data: Check Out Career Openings and Earnings Across Canada
Ever wondered how much economists earn, or how many librarians Canada needs? Browse the latest StatCan data on Canadian careers.
Many students and instructors think of post-secondary as a stepping stone to a stable career. This is truer in some cases more than others, but what's almost universal is students' desire to find a job doing what they love.
Unfortunately, planning for the future is tough. With so much volatility in the job market, and the pace of technological change only accelerating, deciding on your "one true career path" is a challenge!
Data on hundreds of careers across the country
To help, we've gathered the latest StatCan data on job seekers and openings, alongside salary and wage information for hundreds of career paths across the country.
Use the embedded spreadsheet below to find careers with the highest earning potential, or the biggest number of job openings over the next few years. Or you can search for a career you're considering and see how it stacks up against other fields.
Plus, if you're having a bit of trouble with the 2022 Canadian Careers Openings & Earnings Quiz, you'll find the help you need right in this very spreadsheet. (Go ahead and peek — we won't tell anyone!)
Lingo: balance, shortage, and surplus
Quick note about terminology before you dig in! The Outlook to 2028 column has three possible results. Here's what they mean:
- Balance: Roughly the same number of job seekers as job openings
- Surplus: More job seekers than job openings
- Shortage: Fewer job seekers than job openings
So if you're looking for a great career with lots of potential openings, check out careers with the Shortage tag. Experiment with the data and see what jumps out at you.
Job openings and earnings for Canadians
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Take the 2022 Canadian Careers Openings and Earnings Quiz