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What better way to choose a career that’ll furnish you with a satisfying life than to pick it from a list? To that sophisticated end, a few job-centric lists for your consideration.

The Ten Most Popular Occupations for Canadians for Women

Retail salespersons

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses



Administrative assistants

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

Administrative officers

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

General office support workers

Early childhood educators and assistants

The Ten Most Popular Occupations for Canadians for Men

Transport truck drivers

Retail salespersons

Retail and wholesale trade managers

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

Construction trades helpers and labourers

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

Material handlers


Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations


Canada’s 10 Most in-Demand Jobs

General labourer

Sales representative


Engineering project manager

Business analyst

Customer service representative

IT project manager

Account manager

Software engineer

Forklift operators

The 15 Most Popular Jobs for Millennials

1. Bartenders

2. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

3. Waiters and waitresses

4. Tellers

5. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

6. Telemarketers

7. Phlebotomists

8. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

9. Statisticians

10. Physician assistants

11. Meeting, convention, and event planners

12. Medical assistants

13. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

14. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

15. Dental assistants

The 25 Most Popular Six-Figure Jobs

  1. General and Operations managers
  2. Software developers and programmers
  3. Physicians and surgeons
  4. Lawyers
  5. Marketing and sales managers
  6. Financial managers
  7. Computer and Information systems managers
  8. Medical and health services managers
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Administrative services managers
  11. Construction managers
  12. Chief executives
  13. Personal financial advisors
  14. Health specialties teachers (postsecondary)
  15. Architectural and engineering managers
  16. Industrial production managers
  17. Nurse practitioners
  18. Computer network architects
  19. Education administrators (postsecondary)
  20. Human resources managers
  21. Electronics engineers (except computer hardware)
  22. Transportation, storage and distribution managers
  23. Dentists
  24. Physician assistants
  25. Business teachers (postsecondary)

Or you could just throw a dart at a wall!