Updated: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:15:00 GMT | By MSN Money
Top 10 most secure Canadian jobs

If job security is what you’re looking for, these 10 careers provide a stable work environment

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Economic recovery in Canada since the global recession began in 2008 has moved at a snail’s pace. The recession served as a wake-up call to the workforce which underwent deep cutbacks.

Randstad Canada recently enlisted an independent firm to survey over 7,000 Canadians and the results clearly show that job security is a factor that Canadian's truly care about. Long-term job security was listed as the most important factor for Canadian job seekers when looking at an employer, with 65 per cent of respondents identifying it as a key factor.

"Job satisfaction is really about more than just salary and compensation. Many of today's employees are searching for a sense of security, one in which they do not fear that their jobs will be in jeopardy," Jan Hein Bax, president of Randstad Canada, tells MSN.ca.

Certain jobs weathered the economic downturn with ease, some even thrived. Here’s our list of Canada’s most secure jobs.

* Typical salary ranges are based on the most recent data from the National Occupational Classification.

* Bing: What employers look for

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