The tech industry in Canada continues its impressive growth that's been seen over the past decade.

Along with a positive job outlook and job growth, tech professionals in Canada command some of the highest average salaries in the nation. 

The average IT role is around $87,300 per year, with the top 10% of IT roles enjoying salaries averaging around $123,250 annually. 

Looking to break into a lucrative IT role? Some jobs definitely pay better than others. In-demand jobs may pay more than those with a less positive outlook.


Here's a look at eight high-paying tech positions and when you might break $100k in annual earnings in each.

cloud architect

Cloud architects have quickly become the go-to people for cloud infrastructure. As such, they're responsible for designing, planning and creating a reliable cloud computing environment. 

They must also have strong technical knowledge and understand how different technologies interact and collaborate to deploy solutions effectively.

Canadian cloud architects can make anywhere from $106,000 to $140,000 annually. Architect roles also come with additional perks like bonuses and other forms of compensation.

Take advantage of the high-paying opportunities in tech and jump on a cloud architect role to watch your earning potential grow.

IT manager

IT managers oversee teams or departments of technical employees, including information systems, networking or help desk professionals. 

IT managers require strong communication and leadership skills to manage a team effectively.

Compensation depends on what type of team you lead, the size of the team, and the company you work for. 

Generally, larger enterprises offer opportunities for the highest earning capabilities, including positions that pay more than $100k annually.

Don't miss out on an opportunity for job and salary growth — find an IT manager job today.

data scientists & data architects

Data scientists might also be called data analysts, depending on their position and company. These highly skilled IT roles collect, manage and analyze large sets of structured and unstructured data. 

Their duties might include determining what data is important to a specific query or task, creating methods of storing and using big data sets, looking for trends or patterns that can inform tech or business processes and using visual tools, such as charts and graphs, and other methods to communicate pertinent information to other stakeholders.

If you're a data scientist with over five years of experience and a bachelor's degree, you have a good chance of landing a position with a yearly salary of $100k or more.

Start your journey towards a high-paying career today by exploring the exciting opportunities for data scientists or data architects.

linux/unix administrator

Linux/Unix administrators are IT roles in high demand as many organizations rely on this platform for their daily operations. They develop, implement and maintain operating system parameters and settings while monitoring systems' performance.

Canadian Unix/Linux administrators IT roles can make anywhere from $90,000 to $120,000 annually. 

With the growing popularity of Linux, these IT roles will become more common in the coming years and could be a great way to secure yourself a highly paid career.

If you excel with Linux/Unix technology, don't hesitate to take advantage of this lucrative work opportunity.

PMO lead

A PMO (Project Management Office) Lead is a pivotal role within an organization responsible for overseeing and optimizing project management processes and practices. 

They provide leadership and guidance to project managers and teams, ensuring that projects are executed efficiently and align with the organization's strategic goals.

PMO Leads collaborate with senior management and play a crucial role in project portfolio management, resource allocation, risk assessment, and reporting. 

They often have extensive experience in project management and may hold relevant certifications such as PMP (Project Management Professional).

Compensation for PMO Leads can be quite competitive, with starting salaries frequently exceeding $120,000 per year, reflecting the importance of effective project management in achieving business objectives. 

Experienced PMO Leads with a strong track record may earn annual incomes of $200,000 or more, highlighting their strategic impact on an organization's project success.

project manager (infrastructure)

Infrastructure project managers supervise construction and development projects to ensure they are finished on schedule, within budget, and following safety and legal requirements. 

Infrastructure project managers are in charge of the planning, execution, and completion of infrastructure projects. 

Roads, bridges, buildings, utilities, and other key components of a community's infrastructure are included in these projects.

Infrastructure project managers' compensation varies depending on project size, location, and the manager's experience level. 

However, it is common for infrastructure project managers to earn competitive salaries, often starting at or above $100,000 per year.  

With a strong track record and experience, they can earn annual incomes of $190,000 or more, reflecting their critical role in shaping the physical infrastructure of communities and regions.

project manager (software) 

Software Project Managers are essential leaders in the field of technology, responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing software development projects. 

They work closely with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, designers, quality assurance professionals, and stakeholders. 

Project managers ensure that software projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with the desired functionality and quality.

Compensation for software project managers can vary greatly depending on the industry, location, and amount of experience. 

Given the high demand for qualified project managers in the technology sector, starting wages frequently surpass $100,000 annually. 

With significant experience and expertise, software project managers can earn annual incomes well above $170,000.

Explore the exciting opportunities for infrastructure or software project managers today to get started on your path to a high-paying job.

While salary is a crucial factor, it's not the only one. When embracing a new role, it's wise to explore and negotiate additional benefits and compensation. 

Therefore, carefully weigh all your options before accepting an offer.

Seize the high-paying opportunities available in the technology field and become a part of the flourishing Canadian market. 

Randstad is here to assist you in finding the perfect job that aligns with your career aspirations.

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