Work In Canada Salaries Pay Well
Another reason that Canadian immigration is “hot” and attracting hundreds of thousands of foreign workers every year is that jobs in Canada pay well. For example, the median annual salary (i.e., midway between the highest and lowest salaries) in 2018 for various jobs in Canada were as follows:
Aerospace Engineer ($89,918); Air Traffic Controller ($84,947); Audiologist & Speech-Language Pathologist ($83,200); Biologist ($72,529); Construction Manager ($79,996); Dental Hygienist ($72,800); Elementary School Teacher ($76,856); Engineering Manager ($108,680); Health and Safety Inspector ($73,361); Healthcare Manager ($95,680); Human Resource (HR) Manager ($88,524); Mechanical Engineer ($81,494); Mining and Forestry Manager ($104,998); Occupational Therapist ($80,454); Oil and Gas Well Operator ($78,000); Oil and Gas Drilling Supervisor ($83,324); Pharmacist ($104,000); Pipefitting Supervisor ($83,200); Psychologist ($82,284); Registered Nurse ($76,960); Sales & Marketing Manager ($82,992); School Principal ($94,993); Secondary/High School Teacher ($85,009); Software Engineer ($90,001); Telecommunications Manager ($84,572); University Professor ($98,404); Urban Planner ($87,360); and Veterinarian ($87,360).
These jobs Canada offers and their median annual salaries are merely a small sample to help illustrate the point that if you want to work in Canada, particularly in a high-demand occupation, the pay and benefits are very competitive with other developed countries, such as the United States.
Canadian Workers Enjoy High Living Standards
Although the US economy is much larger than the Canadian economy, people who live and work in Canada are actually better off in many ways than their American counterparts south of the border.
For example, a 2017 report by the London-based Legatum Institute states that Canada is ranked #8 in the world for prosperity, compared to the United States which was rated in 18th place on Legatum’s 2017 Prosperity Index. As of 2018, the average net worth of Canadian adults ($288,260 USD) was among the highest found anywhere around the globe, according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2018 Global Wealth Report.
In December 2015, TD Economics reported that Canadian workers between the ages of 25-34 (i.e., the “Millennial Generation”) also have a higher rate of home ownership than American millennials (i.e., 50% of Canadian millennials own their own homes vs. 36% of the young adults from the Millennial Generation in the USA who are homeowners).
Canadian residents are also entitled to free basic healthcare, while most Americans have to pay for basic healthcare.
The main point is that if you are looking for work, Canada has good paying jobs and offers a very high standard of living. To find out if you qualify to live and work in Canada,