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Canada’s Best Jobs: Real Estate & Financial Manager

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Real estate and financial manager


Median Salary: $103,376
Salary Growth (2010–2016): +29%
Total Employees: 21,600
Change in Employees (2010–2016): +8%

Job Description:

These managers of real estate and finance firms are often involved in insurance, commodities trading, and brokering mortgages. They’re in charge of the day-to-day operations of the firms, directing and evaluating their operations.

Job Qualifications:

You need a university degree in business administration, or something else finance-related, to get in the field. From then on it’s a matter of building experience, until you’re recognized for management potential. Keep in mind that you’ll need a license to sell finance products in regulated industries like real estate, securities or insurance.


The median salary of these managers is over $100,000, but their paycheque largely depends on the size and responsibility of the firm they manage.

Career Opportunity:

There’s not a huge gap between open positions and job-seekers rushing to fill them, according to Job Bank Canada. But since so much experience is needed for the positions, you can expect competition to come from related roles, such as placement officers and business management experts.

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