Worth the Risk? Adzuna Takes a Closer Look at Canada's Most Dangerous Jobs

LONDON, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Adzuna, a U.K. based job search engine with 10+ million monthly visitors and presence in 16 countries, conducted a research study on Canada's most dangerous jobs and the salaries.

Even with technological advances and stricter regulations, some industries continue to be among the most dangerous while others are shockingly less and better compensated than ever before.

This June 2017, job search engine, Adzuna, conducted a study taking a closer look at what are Canada's most dangerous jobs and their average salaries.

In conjunction with the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) and Adzuna's salary data, Adzuna found that the most dangerous jobs are no longer among the worst paid and are above the national average, $45,000.

43% of fatalities in Canada are in construction and manufacturing industries with salaries averaging a $10,000 premium above the national average.

3 Most Dangerous Physical Jobs


% of Total Fatalities

Average Salary







Government Services




However, industries such as agriculture are among the least fatal and fall short of the national average.

3 Safest Physical Jobs


% of Total Fatalities

Average Salary

Fishing & Trapping






Logging & Forestry



*varies based on size of vessel, crew, season

** varies based on experience and role


60% of employment related death in Canada is caused by exposure to caustic, noxious, or allergenic substances.

About Adzuna:
Adzuna is a job search engine used by over 10 million monthly visitors that aims to list every job, everywhere. We search thousands of websites so our users don't have to, bringing together millions of ads in one place. By providing smarter search options and powerful job market data, we give jobseekers the information they need to take control of their careers.

Founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, Adzuna is backed by leading venture capital firms Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures.  

Adzuna's mission is to be the best place to start looking for a job. We love using the awesome power of technology to help match people to better, more fulfilling jobs and keep Canada working.


For further information: Media Contact: Lily Valentin, Adzuna, lily@adzuna.com

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