To build the list of Canada’s 100 Best Jobs, we used data from Statistics Canada, including jobs that had experienced employment growth over the past five years, had a minimum median salary of $60,000 and employed at least 5,000 people. Rankings are based on four criteria: employment growth (25%), median compensation (based on a 40-hour workweek) in 2013 (40%), the change in median compensation from 2007–08 to 2012–13 (10%), and projected demand for those jobs using data from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (25%). To account for variations in employment levels, the growth category factors in the percentage change over one, three and five years (three- and five-year rates get 10 percentage points; the one-year change gets five). A few broad non-specific job categories were eliminated.
Canada’s Best Jobs 2014: Methodology
How we built the list