Jobs held by men

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Most prevalent occupations: No longer truck drivers for men

  • Although there was a relatively large increase in the number of truck drivers from 2001 to 2006, truck drivers were replaced by retail salespersons and sales clerks as the most common occupation among men.

  • Nearly 285,800 men reported that they were retail salespeople or clerks, taking over the top spot from truck drivers, which was reported by about 276,200. The third-most prevalent occupation among men was still retail trade managers, at 192,200.

  • The number of male retail salespeople or clerks increased 28.6% from 2001 to 2006, while the number of male truck drivers rose by 17.4%.

  • Among women, the most prevalent occupation reported in 2006 was also retail sales people and clerks, at just over 400,000. Cashiers were second, at 255,500. With added hiring in health care and social assistance, nursing became the third-most common occupation, moving up a couple of ranks since 2001.

Chart E.13
Most prevalent jobs held by men, 2006

Chart E.13 Most prevalent jobs held by men, 2006

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2006.

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