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The 10 Highest Paying Summer Jobs You Can Get In Canada Right Now

Because having fun in the summer can be expensive 💸

Summer is right around the corner and if you're thinking of getting a new gig for the season then the time to start looking is right now! If you play your cards right, you could have an epic high-paying summer job lined up for you as soon as the summer starts.

Summer jobs are perfect for when you're in-between jobs when you have a break between semesters and when you're new to a city. These are the kinds of jobs where you definitely work hard to play hard. At these jobs, you'll be able to meet new friends and earn money fast while working on skills that are totally transferable for your next career move.

We've rounded up 10 popular summer jobs that pay well in Canada so that you can make this summer your most profitable yet! Here are 10 of the highest paying summer jobs you can get in Canada:


Average Salary: $20 per hour

Painting jobs are super straight forward and if you love working with your hands and being crafty then this job is perfect for you. If you don't mind the paint fumes, you can make a decent chunk of change painting this summer. It's a good idea to learn how to paint a house actually so that when the time comes to paint your own place you will have the know-how to do it yourself and save a ton of cash.


Average Salary: $18 per hour

There's more to landscaping than just cutting grass, although, a lot of it is just cutting grass. This is a great summer job if you want to spend lots of time outside basically every shift is a workout which leaves you more time to chill after work. Plus, you get to work with tools like lawnmowers and weed whackers which can be oddly satisfying.

Life Guard

Average Salary: $18 per hour

Love sitting by the pool or on the beach? Then the lifeguard life could be for you. You'll need the right training and certifications, but being paid to basically chill 99% of the time and occasionally yell at some misbehaving kids sounds like the ultimate relaxing summer job.


Average Salary: $20 per hour

You can actually put your education to good use as a tutor this summer and make good money! This is also a really flexible job to add as a side-hustle or for just a job on the weekends. Anyone who is good at math or English can help students get ahead or catch up this summer with the school.


Average Salary: $17 per hour

While servers might not be making the big bucks in terms of salary, there are really good opportunities to cash in as a server for the summer. Especially in places that have a more touristy crowd in the summer, you could get busy making money and tips all summer long as a server.

Tree Planter

Average Salary: You're usually paid per tree but you can make up to $200 per day

Working as a tree planter is hard work but it has a lot to offer summer job seekers. This is a great job if you want to do some travelling but you can't afford it right now. Often, tree planters live on camps or on job-sites for the summer. You'll make good friends and good money this summer as a tree planter.

Fundraising Rep

Average Salary: $20 per hour

Only the bubbliest and most optimistic of persons can do this job, but if you're up for it, you can actually make good money. Get a job as a fundraising rep and you'll be repping a charity in a brightly coloured vest soliciting donations from people on the street all summer. Plus, you can actually feel good about this job because you're helping a charity rather than enriching a corporation with your hard work!

Administrative Assistant

Average Salary: $18 per hour

Admin jobs are great if you want to work inside an air-conditioned building! Whether you want to work face-to-face with the public in a fast-paced setting or in a more chill office setting where it's totally OK to scroll on Instagram as long as you answer the phone, anyone can be an admin assistant!

Summer Camp Instructor

Average Salary: $20 per hour

For people who like kids, this is the best summer job ever because you get paid good money to play, teach and laugh with kids all day! Sure, you might have to wear a dorky bright coloured t-shirt all summer long, but it's so worth it.

Hotel Worker

Average Salary: $20 per hour

Tourism in Canada can get a little busy in the summer when non-Canadians who don't like the snow think its safe for them to visit. You can earn good money as a room attendant, front desk clerk or any number of hotel jobs this summer.