6 Ontario Jobs That Don’t Require A University Degree & Will Actually Pay You Well

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Toronto Staff Writer
Train conductor. Right: Trade workers.

Train conductor. Right: Trade workers.

You don't need a university education to make the big bucks.

Ontario jobs aren't hard to find – but a lot of them require fancy university degrees or ten years of experience, which not everyone has but there are some exceptions.

Indeed has plenty of high-paying jobs available that don't require a traditional university education or decades of experience, the jobs range from trades to real estate gigs.

So, if you're a young professional just starting out or switching careers later in life, there are still opportunities that will pay you well without a ton of experience and education.

Here are six open jobs that don't require a university degree in Ontario.

Real Estate Agent 

Salary: $50,000 to $100,000 per year

Where: Toronto, ON

Company: Queensway Real Estate Brokerage Inc.

Who should apply: This real estate brokerage is willing to take on real estate agents with no prior experience, so all you need is your real estate agent license, and if you've almost completed it, you can still apply for the job.

Apply here

Tower Crane Operator

Salary: $50 to $55 per hour (full-time)

Where: Kawartha Lakes, ON

Company:Nucrete Forming

Who should apply: This role could be a good fit if you have a high school diploma, a valid tower crane operator certification and the physical ability to climb up and down stairs to get onto the crane.

You'll also need two years of experience operating tower cranes.

Apply here

Truck Driver (Owner/Operator)

Salary: $300,000 a year

Where: Toronto, ON

Company: United Road

Who should apply: If you love driving and have at least one year of car haul experience and prior experience as an owner and operator, this could be your next gig.

You'll just need to make sure your driving record has been clean for the last three years.

Apply here

 Firefighter: ERT Team Lead

Salary: $30 to $40 per hour

Where: Remote Ontario mine site

Company: Haztech Energy Corp

Who should apply: Anyone ready to lead a team of firefighters with a high-angle rope rescue certificate, confined space certification, NFPA level one and two, a first responder certificate, and prior ERT leadership experience should apply.

Apply here

Train Conductor

Salary: $107,000 per year

Where: Kenora, ON

Company: Canadian Pacific

Who should apply: If you love trains and have a high school diploma, or a GED, with a valid driver's licence, you could be a contender for this role.

All you'll need is three to five years of work experience with a safe work record, a Canadian passport and the ability to lift 80 pounds.

Apply here

Fracturing Operator

Salary: $75,000–$100,000 a year

Where: Toronto, ON

Company: Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

Who should apply: This job is looking for someone with a high school diploma, or a GED, with a valid class one (AZ) driver's license. Previous experience as an operator, truck driver or in the oil or gas industry is a bonus.

Apply here

Brooke Houghton
Toronto Staff Writer
Brooke Houghton is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on celebrity news and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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