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Before the global recession, if you asked job seekers to name the qualities they were looking for in their next jobs, high pay probably would have been the most popular answer.

Nowadays, though, priorities are a little different. If you asked today's job seekers what they were looking for in their careers, "stability" might give salary a run for its — er — money for the top sport on many people's list of must-haves.

Luckily, pay and stability aren't mutually exclusive. It is possible to hit the job-jackpot and earn a high salary in a thriving industry.

According to data from Statistics Canada, from 2000-2010 the top five industries for employment growth were construction, professional services, government, natural resources, and finance, insurance and real estate.

All of the following jobs fall within one of the above categories, and better yet, all pay at least $100,000 per year, so you can have the stability you need, and the salary you want. Click through for the top 10 hot careers ordered by salary.