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Canada’s Best Jobs: Lawyer

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Median Salary: $88,524
Salary Growth (2010–2016): +10%
Total Employees: 56,000
Change in Employees (2010–2016): +12%

Job Description:

It’s not just attorneys present at court who appear in this category; it also included everything from articling students to senior partners.

Job Qualifications:

With great legal responsibility, comes massive amounts of schooling—and that means heavy student loans. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree—it doesn’t have to related to law, though it’ll help. After that, you need to conquer the dreaded LSAT, the admission test for law school. Once you’ve completed law school, you have to pass the bar exam in your province, and complete a period of articling.


While salary rests at $88,524, take note that wage growth has been sluggish—only 10% over the past five years.

Career Opportunity:

Practicing law used to be considered a ticket to wealth—it was ranked Canada’s Best Job in 2014. While it’s more popular to consider startups as an elevator to fortune, the legal field remains stable and reliable, with employee growth of around 12% over the past five years.

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