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Canada’s Best Jobs: Construction Manager

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Construction Manager


Median Salary: $79,996
Salary Growth (2010–2016): +12%
Total Employees: 49,000
Change in Employees (2010–2016): +31%

Job Description:

Construction managers oversee the building teams, ensuring projects are organized and on track for completion. They also do budget estimates, establish schedules, and mark out construction milestones.

Job Qualifications:

You’ll need a university degree in civil engineering or construction technology. If you want to make it to manager, you’ll have to work you way up through the ranks first.


Construction managers are paid according to experience, with pay rising substantially with experience. They make a median salary of almost $80,000, following an increase of 12% over the past five years.

Career Opportunity:

There’s been an upward trend in the number of construction managers in recent years, but it’s employment heavily reliant on economic growth. A housing bust would hit this sector hard.

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