According to a Statistics Canada Report released in Fall 2019, it is increasingly difficult for Canadians to make a good living.
Statistics indicate that more and more Canadian workers are holding low-paying jobs.
In fact: “between 1998 and 2018, the proportion of employees earning minimum wage grew from 5.2% to 10.4%, with most of that growth occurring between 2017 and 2018”.
Offering careers that combine high demand and high pay, Chief Executive Officer of Skills Canada, Shaun Torson, believes that the skilled trades present at least part of the solution.
Although the perception may be that skilled tradespeople are not paid well, many positions pay good wages, skilled trades people are in demand and often earn a good income.
In a Maclean’s article, five people working in high-paying trades share their perspectives about money, job satisfaction and challenges.
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