Canadian employers are a practical bunch, and — unlike employers in other countries — they value effectiveness over experience, according to research from job search index Adzuna.

The company scoured job postings in Canada and 10 other countries to see which buzzwords appeared most often. “Experience” came out on top in many countries, but not in Canada, where “effectiveness” led the list.

In Germany, “team player” was the top buzzword, and in France "organized" took the top spot.

Proving to an employer that you are effective is so valuable in Canada that it commands an average salary premium of $6,948, Adzuna calculated. (This means job ads demanding “effectiveness” offer salaries of nearly $7,000 more than average.)

But the biggest salary premium goes — not surprisingly — to the word “degree.” That word appears in fewer than a quarter of all job ads, but it commands a premium of $17,687.

The overall average salary for Canadian job postings was $52,096, Adzuna said. For the study, the company took a snapshot of posted jobs in Canada and other countries on one day in April 2014.

The research also showed that, if you want a job, there’s one social media site you pretty much need to be on: LinkedIn, which according to Adzuna was mentioned four times as often in job ads as Facebook or Twitter.

Take a look at the top 10 buzzwords Canadian employers are putting in their job postings:

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  • 10: 'Qualified'

    Number of job postings: 10,576 Average salary of posted job ads: $67,415 Salary premium for this word: $15,319 Source: Adzuna

  • 9: 'Challenging'

    Number of job postings: 11,246 Average salary of posted job ads: $66,113 Salary premium for this word: $14,017 Source: Adzuna

  • 8: 'Innovative'

    Number of job postings: 11,603 Average salary of posted job ads: $62,672 Salary premium for this word: $10,576 Source: Adzuna

  • 7: 'Problem-solving'

    Number of job postings: 12,225 Average salary of posted job ads: $51,802 Salary premium for this word: none Source: Adzuna

  • 6: 'Motivated'

    Number of job postings: 13,063 Average salary of posted job ads: $56,061 Salary premium for this word: $3,965 Source: Adzuna

  • 5: 'Results'

    Number of job postings: 13,543 Average salary of posted job ads: $62,023 Salary premium for this word: $9,927 Source: Adzuna

  • 4: 'Flexible'

    Number of job postings: 14,103 Average salary of posted job ads: $48,308 Salary premium for this word: none Source: Adzuna

  • 3: 'Degree'

    Number of job postings: 21,752 Average salary of posted job ads: $69,783 Salary premium for this word: $17,687 Source: Adzuna

  • 2: 'Communication skills'

    Number of job postings: 22,464 Average salary of posted job ads: $56,068 Salary premium for this word: $3,972 Source: Adzuna

  • 1: 'Effective'

    Number of job postings: 22,542 Average salary of posted job ads: $59,044 Salary premium for this word: $6,948 Source: Adzuna

  • NEXT: THE BEST, WORST CITIES IN CANADA TO FIND WORK

  • FIRST: BEST CITIES FOR WORK

  • 10: Toronto

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $56,066 Number of seekers per job: 4.09 Source: Adzuna

  • 9: Winnipeg

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $46,393 Number of seekers per job: 3.61 Source: Adzuna

  • 8: Regina

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $47,700 Number of seekers per job: 3.27 Source: Adzuna

  • 7: Saskatoon

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $52,719 Number of seekers per job: 3.24 Source: Adzuna

  • 6: Halifax

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $39,045 Number of seekers per job: 3.18 Source: Adzuna

  • 5: Lethbridge, AB

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $52,758 Number of seekers per job: 2.91 Source: Adzuna

  • 4: Calgary

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $62,081 Number of seekers per job: 2.31 Source: Adzuna

  • 3: Edmonton

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $56,494 Number of seekers per job: 2.15 Source: Adzuna

  • 2: Red Deer, AB

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $56,040 Number of seekers per job: 1.77 Source: Adzuna

  • 1: Grande Prairie, AB

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $56,265 Number of seekers per job: 1.38 Source: Adzuna

  • NEXT: WORST CITIES FOR WORK

  • 40 (10th worst): Charlottetown, PEI

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $44,092 Number of seekers per job: 14.33 Source: Adzuna

  • 41: Sarnia, ON

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $51,591 Number of seekers per job: 15.22 Source: Adzuna

  • 42: Chatham-Kent, ON

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $45,010 Number of seekers per job: 15.51 Source: Adzuna

  • 43: Brantford, ON

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $45,485 Number of seekers per job: 16.54 Source: Adzuna

  • 44: Kingston, ON

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $50,013 Number of seekers per job: 16.7 Source: Adzuna

  • 45: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

    Average salary of advertised jobs: n/a Number of seekers per job: 16.84 Source: Adzuna

  • 46: Oshawa, ON

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $42,875 Number of seekers per job: 23.43 Source: Adzuna

  • 47: Chilliwack, B.C.

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $42,053 Number of seekers per job: 23.89 Source: Adzuna

  • 48: Courtenay, B.C.

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $41,300 Number of seekers per job: 27.86 Source: Adzuna

  • 49: Saguenay, QC

    Average salary of advertised jobs: n/a Number of seekers per job: 31.1 Source: Adzuna

  • 50 (worst): Cape Breton, NS

    Average salary of advertised jobs: $37,306 Number of seekers per job: 32.3 Source: Adzuna