Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Canada’s Most Respected Occupations

November 16, 2021 | Browse more articles -->

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We wanted to know which occupations the Canadian public respect the most and the least, so we asked you!

The data found that Canadians rank Firefighters as their most respected profession, followed by Nurses, Farmers, Medical Doctors, and Pharmacists, while Owners of Social Media Platforms rank dead last, behind Car Salespeople and Advertising Practitioners.

Here’s a closer look at the occupations ranked with their respect scores:

Occupation Respect Score (out of 100)
Firefighters 92.5
Nurses 92.3
Farmers 90.7
Medical Doctors 89.6
Pharmacists 86.9
Scientists 86.6
Members of our Armed Forces 83.5
Grocery Store Owners/Clerks 82.7
Airline Pilots 82.3
Teachers 81.6
Transit Workers 81.5
Veterinarians 81.3
Engineers 80.5
Police Officers 72.4
Judges 69.2
Private Sector LTC Home Operators 60.5
Journalists 59.1
Lawyers 57.1
Bankers 55.7
Radio/TV Talk Show Hosts 54.8
Clergy 54.0
Professional Sports Players 52.9
Business Executives 50.3
Union Leaders 48.7
Elected Members of Parliament 47.3
Advertising Practitioners 42.7
Car Salespeople 42.0
Owners of Social Media Platforms 38.5


For detailed results and information on methodology, please see here.


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