ALBERTA

Lowest Paying Jobs In Alberta

09/21/2013 12:11 EDT | Updated 09/21/2013 12:43 EDT
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There is much discussion regarding the high availability of high paying jobs in Alberta.

With the oil patch fueling constant economic growth in the province and constantly pushing salaries ever higher, as well as Alberta's low corporate tax rates, workers bound and determined to make a healthy living have a good chance of finding what they're looking for in Alberta.

But, as in any other list, someone has to be in the bottom of Alberta's best and worst paid.

And as such, Alberta does have a long list of people who make very little money plying their particular skills or trade.

The individual low-income cut off (LICO) in Canada, according to Statistics Canada, is $23,298.

Of the 638 jobs and occupations curated by Alberta Learning Information Services using 2011 numbers, more than 10 per cent fall below the (LICO).

Among those that pay a wage lower than that fateful cut-off are occupations - such as waiters, bartenders and cab drivers - that supplement their income with added cash sources such as tips.

But many of these occupations, although ubiquitous and necessary, allow many to pursue a passion - such as musicians - but provide little in the form of compensation.

Click through the slideshow below for a breakdown of Alberta's lowest paying jobs.

Alberta's Lowest Paying Jobs