Professional service sector has the most number of job postings for Canada’s Alberta province, according to Workopolis data for 2013. This sector includes non-finance professional jobs such as lawyers, HR personnel and architects.
The methodology used to rank Canada’s best job is as follows:
Data is gathered 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.
|Rank||Field||Job Postings||% of all job postings||1-Year Change (%)|
|2||Energy & Utilities||3,185||20%||-31%|
|5||Telecommunications, Media & Technology||1,181||7%||-15%|
|7||Government (Public Sector)||728||5%||7%|
|10||Hospitality & Hotels||273||2%||69%|