The top 10 cities in Canada for full-time jobs

Here is a comparison of the top ten cities in Canada for full-time work.

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  1. Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Full-time employment rate: 57.2 per cent
  • Population: 202,700
  • Full-time employment: 116,100
  • Median household income: $96,080
  • Life satisfaction score: 7.94
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $990.45
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $55.50
  • Monthly transit pass: $84
  1. Guelph, Ontario
  • Full-time employment rate: 55.9 per cent
  • Population: 131,200
  • Full-time employment: 73,400
  • Median household income: $84,230
  • Life satisfaction score: 7.85
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $1,055.56
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $60
  • Monthly transit pass: $77.50
  1. Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ontario
  • Full-time employment rate: 55.3 per cent
  • Population: 428,200
  • Full-time employment: 236,900
  • Median household income: $84,380
  • Life satisfaction score: 7.88
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $948.15
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $60
  • Monthly transit pass: $82
  1. Edmonton, Alberta
  • Full-time employment rate: 54.2 per cent
  • Population: 1,127,400
  • Full-time employment: 610,700
  • Median household income: $101.470
  • Life satisfaction score: 7.87
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $1,162.07
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $60
  • Monthly transit pass: $91.50
  1. Calgary, Alberta
  • Full-time employment rate: 53.8 per cent
  • Population: 1,210,300
  • Full-time employment: 650,800
  • Average Salary: $104,530
  • Life satisfaction score: 7.95
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $1,233.16
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $70
  • Monthly transit pass: $99
  1. Oshawa, Ontario
  • Full-time employment rate: 53.6 per cent
  • Population: 329,200
  • Full-time employment: 176,400
  • Median household income: $89,430
  • Life satisfaction score: 7.96
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $900
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $80
  • Monthly transit pass: $99
  1. Quebec City, Quebec
  • Full-time employment rate: 53.1 per cent
  • Population: 677,500
  • Full-time employment: 360,300
  • Median household income: $86,110
  • Life satisfaction score: 8.14
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $752.93
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $60
  • Monthly transit pass: $84
  1. Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Full-time employment rate: 52.9 per cent
  • Population: 105,400
  • Full-time employment: 55,800
  • Median household income: $76,450
  • Life satisfaction score: 8.12
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $704.17
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $62
  • Monthly transit pass: $77
  1. Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario/Quebec
  • Full-time employment rate: 50.9 per cent
  • Population: 1,116,300
  • Full-time employment: 568,600
  • Median household income: $102,020
  • Life satisfaction score: 8.04
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $1,212.17 (Ottawa), $725 (Gatineau)
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $70 (Ottawa), $62.50 (Gatineau)
  • Monthly transit pass: $105 (Ottawa), $93 (Gatineau)
  1. Toronto, Ontario
  • Full-time employment rate: 50.3 per cent
  • Population (Dec. 2016): 5,231,800
  • Full-time employment: 2,631,600
  • Median household income: $75,270
  • Life satisfaction score: 7.81
  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre: $1594.15
  • Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant: $70
  • Monthly transit pass: $141.50

Median salary information found at StatsCan and MoneySense.

*Population data is from 2011.

Source: Workopolis