According to StatsCan data, 27% of Canadian workers (or roughly 3.7 million people) described their lives as ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely’ stressful in 2010. Unsurprisingly, work was identified as the main source of stress.

Are you one of these millions of people? You don’t have to be. There are several in-demand jobs that pay well, and keep your blood pressure low.

To find these jobs, we used the Occupational Information Network (ONET), which is developed by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

ONET looked at common job titles and ranked them on estimated stress levels, from zero to 100. The higher the number, the more stressful the job. Their definition of stress is based on the amount of criticism workers would likely face, and the number of high-stress situations they would encounter on a day-to-day basis.

We dug deep into the low end of the ONET list and found a few of the best-paying gigs available now on Workopolis.

Here are six low-stress jobs that can pay up to $135,000 (click on the hyperlinks to see available jobs).

Chemical technician

Salary range: $23,465 – $69,043

Stress level: 54


Salary range: $32,889 – $76,217

Stress level: 58

SEO specialist (Search engine optimization specialist)

Salary range: $35,357 – $79,463

Stress level: 66


Salary range: $33,566 – $85,309

Stress level: 66

Biomedical engineer

Salary range: $46,187 – $97,634

Stress level: 61


Salary range: $39,453 – $135,353

Stress level: 61

What are you waiting for? Let’s get to work!

*Salary ranges posted in CAD, courtesy of Payscale.


See also:

The average Canadian salaries by industry and region
6 things you should never say when negotiating a salary
10 jobs that can pay over $60,000 (and $100,000) without a degree
10 IT jobs that pay more than $50,000


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