Canada’s Best Jobs 2014: The Top 10 Jobs in the Public Sector

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Audrey O’Brien

Clerk of the House of Commons Audrey O?Brien, right, with Speaker Andrew Scheer. (Office of the Clerk of the House of Commons)

Bureaucrats get a bad rap, but government wouldn’t function without them. Here’s a list of Canada’s top 10 public sector jobs. With new programs and initiatives being unveiled at the provincial and federal level all the time, there will always be a need for talented civil servants to keep Canada’s political institutions running.

Click or tap any job title highlighted in red to see its complete job profile. You can see our methodology here.

Rank Overall Rank Job Title Median Salary 5-Year Wage Growth 5-Year Job Growth
1 2 Public Administration Director $97,074 21% 21%
2 8 Social, Community & Correctional Services Manager $67,600 27% 34%
3 14 Government Program Officer $77,875 20% 71%
4 33 Utilities Manager $99,466 17% -11%
5 41 Health & Occupation Inspector $68,640 13% 40%
6 43 Economic Development Officer $63,482 6% 23%
7 45 Senior Government Manager $104,100 25% -20%
8 74 Urban Planner $72,010 4% 32%
9 84 Transportation Manager $72,800 9% 15%
10 89 Economic Analyst (Government) $98,010 10% -15%



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