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1. Mining & Forestry Manager
Median Salary: $104,000
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +19%
Total Employees: 11,700
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +44%
This group of managers work in Canada’s natural resources sector, overseeing the operations of facilities like mines, lumber mills and fisheries. Some of their days are spent outdoors inspecting ground operations. Their main goal is to make sure production quotas are met and the site is adequately staffed and equipped. They are also responsible for hiring and training new personnel and reporting progress to senior management.