Canadian Business magazine has come out with its rankings of Canada's best jobs. And unlike last year, when oil industry jobs ranked first and third, this time the legal profession emerged as the most lucrative.

Lawyers topped the magazine's list of 100 jobs, while government positions also figured prominently.

The health profession also proved a hot one on this year's list. Health care manager, head nurse, and psychologist positions all ranked well.

People looking for a new career might also consider correctional services, with positions in those areas coming in the top 15.

The magazine came up with its rankings using data from Statistics Canada. Jobs had to have experienced employment growth over the past five years, had a minimum salary of $60,000 and employed at least 5,000 people.

Rankings were determined by calculating employment growth, median compensation based on a 40-hour work week in 2013, expected demand for jobs using data from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), and change in median compensation from 2007-08 to 2012-13.

Check out the full list of Canada's best jobs at Canadian Business' website.

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  • 20) Scientific Research Manager

    Median Salary: $79,997 Five-Year Wage Growth: -2 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 20 per cent

  • 19) Longshore Worker

    Median Salary: $70,720 Five-Year Wage Growth: 30 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 13 per cent

  • 18) Psychologist

    Median Salary: $77,875 Five-Year Wage Growth: 18 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 30 per cent

  • 17) School Principal and Administrator

    Median Salary: $91,437 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: Eight per cent

  • 16) Registered Nurse

    Median Salary: $72,800 Five-Year Wage Growth: 15 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 13 per cent

  • 15) Post-Secondary School Administrator

    Median Salary: $81,224 Five-Year Wage Growth: Six per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 25 per cent

  • 14) Government Program Officer

    Median Salary: $77,875 Five-Year Wage Growth: 20 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 71 per cent

  • 13) Probation and Parole Officer

    Median Salary: $72,946 Five-Year Wage Growth: 12 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 26 per cent

  • 12) Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist

    Median Salary: $79,040 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 35 per cent

  • 11) Specialized Engineer (ie. Agricultural or Naval)

    Median Salary: $79,997 Five-Year Wage Growth: 28 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: Seven per cent

  • 10) Electrical and Telecommunications Coordinator

    Median Salary: $72,800 Five-Year Wage Growth: 13 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 28 per cent

  • 9) Financial Administrator

    Median Salary: $82,992 Five-Year Wage Growth: 16 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: Eight per cent

  • 8) Social, Community and Correctional Services Manager

    Median Salary: $67,600 Five-Year Wage Growth: 27 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 34 per cent

  • 7) Head Nurse and Medical Supervisor

    Median Salary: $76,960 Five-Year Wage Growth: 18 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 11 per cent

  • 6) Human Resources Manager

    Median Salary: $81,994 Five-Year Wage Growth: 18 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: One per cent

  • 5) Health Care Manager

    Median Salary: $87,360 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 15 per cent

  • 4) Primary Production Manager

    Median Salary: $110,240 Five-Year Wage Growth: 28 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 32 per cent

  • 3) Oil and Gas Drilling Supervisor

    Median Salary: $72,800 Five-Year Wage Growth: 15 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 22 per cent

  • 2) Public Administration Director

    Median Salary: $97,074 Five-Year Wage Growth: 21 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 21 per cent

  • 1) Lawyer

    Median Salary: $79,997 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 29 per cent

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  • 20) Scientific Research Manager

    Median Salary: $79,997 Five-Year Wage Growth: -2 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 20 per cent

  • 19) Longshore Worker

    Median Salary: $70,720 Five-Year Wage Growth: 30 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 13 per cent

  • 18) Psychologist

    Median Salary: $77,875 Five-Year Wage Growth: 18 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 30 per cent

  • 17) School Principal and Administrator

    Median Salary: $91,437 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: Eight per cent

  • 16) Registered Nurse

    Median Salary: $72,800 Five-Year Wage Growth: 15 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 13 per cent

  • 15) Post-Secondary School Administrator

    Median Salary: $81,224 Five-Year Wage Growth: Six per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 25 per cent

  • 14) Government Program Officer

    Median Salary: $77,875 Five-Year Wage Growth: 20 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 71 per cent

  • 13) Probation and Parole Officer

    Median Salary: $72,946 Five-Year Wage Growth: 12 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 26 per cent

  • 12) Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist

    Median Salary: $79,040 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 35 per cent

  • 11) Specialized Engineer (ie. Agricultural or Naval)

    Median Salary: $79,997 Five-Year Wage Growth: 28 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: Seven per cent

  • 10) Electrical and Telecommunications Coordinator

    Median Salary: $72,800 Five-Year Wage Growth: 13 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 28 per cent

  • 9) Financial Administrator

    Median Salary: $82,992 Five-Year Wage Growth: 16 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: Eight per cent

  • 8) Social, Community and Correctional Services Manager

    Median Salary: $67,600 Five-Year Wage Growth: 27 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 34 per cent

  • 7) Head Nurse and Medical Supervisor

    Median Salary: $76,960 Five-Year Wage Growth: 18 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 11 per cent

  • 6) Human Resources Manager

    Median Salary: $81,994 Five-Year Wage Growth: 18 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: One per cent

  • 5) Health Care Manager

    Median Salary: $87,360 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 15 per cent

  • 4) Primary Production Manager

    Median Salary: $110,240 Five-Year Wage Growth: 28 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 32 per cent

  • 3) Oil and Gas Drilling Supervisor

    Median Salary: $72,800 Five-Year Wage Growth: 15 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 22 per cent

  • 2) Public Administration Director

    Median Salary: $97,074 Five-Year Wage Growth: 21 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 21 per cent

  • 1) Lawyer

    Median Salary: $79,997 Five-Year Wage Growth: 14 per cent Five-Year Job Growth: 29 per cent