On average we spend over 90,000 hours of our lives working. That's a lot of time spent at work, so that's why it's important to have a fulfilling job, both emotionally and financially. 

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While it's important to be passionate about what you do every day, there are some other important factors in what makes a job the best like your annual salary and also growth opportunities in any given job. 

Based on all those statistics based factors, these are the top 11 jobs in Canada, how much they are paying, and how good your chances are of landing one of those top positions. 

1. Public Administration Director 

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Average Salary: $106,662

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 17% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry grew by 39% over the past couple of years.

A Public Administration Director is a government position overseeing government services. This job involves overseeing budgets, implementing programs, and other administrative duties.

2. Nurse Practioner

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Average Salary: $84,510

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 19% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has remained steady over the past couple of years.

A Nurse Practioner is typically one step above a registered nurse, with more advanced training to give them more responsibilities like diagnosing and in some cases writing prescriptions.

3. Mining & Forestry Manager

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Average Salary: $100,006

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 11% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 39% over the past couple of years.

These jobs are the managers at mines and lumber mills across the country, they are responsible for overseeing all operations at the mills and mines.

4. Pipefitting Supervisor

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Average Salary: $89,398

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 11% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 39% over the past couple of years.

This job is exactly what it sounds like, they oversee pipefitters who install both commercial and residential heating and water systems.

5. Utilities Manager

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Average Salary: $112,320

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 20% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 6% over the past couple of years.

This job involves overseeing the facilities that provide utilities like hydro and electricity to homes and businesses across the country.

6. Telecommunications Manager

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Average Salary: $86,528

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 15% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 5% over the past couple of years.

Telecommunications carriers are responsible for things like your phone, internet and TV. The managers there oversee the installation of these systems and ensuring regulations are met.

7. Real Estate & Financial Manager 

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Average Salary: $103,376

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 29% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 8.5% over the past couple of years.

One step above the actual real estate agents, the managers handle all the operations at the firms and oversee larger transactions like insurance and mortgages.

8. Economic Development Director

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Average Salary: $114,400

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 12% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has gone down by 10% over the past couple of years.

Economic developers are government positions that develop plans and strategies for how cities, provinces, and even Canada as a whole can prosper in the economy.

9. Lawyer

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Average Salary: $88,524

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 10% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 12% over the past couple of years.

We all know what lawyers do, overseeing legal deals and representing clients in court. They handle everything from corporate mergers, to divorces, to criminal trials.

10. Elevator Mechanic

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Average Salary: $83,844

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 19% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 94% over the past couple of years.

Elevator Mechanics may be an overlooked job, but they are literally handling life or death situations. An elevator malfunction could be fatal so it's important that they ensure everything is in perfect working condition.

11. Pharmacist

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Average Salary: $102,398

Salary Growth: The average salary has increased by 9% since 2010.

Number of new positions: The number of available jobs in this industry has increased by 56% over the past couple of years.

Pharmacists aren't just responsible for re-filling your meds, but understanding how drugs interact with each other, providing advice and instructions, and even administrating medicine like flu shots.

These rankings don't take into account factors of personal enjoyment and satisfaction, which are probably the biggest factors in determining what is the best job, but if any of these industries suit you it's could to know they are considered the top jobs in Canada.

Source: Workforce Development Board