Can We Guess What Very Canadian Job You Have?

By: Ashley Linkletter

Can We Guess What Very Canadian Job You Have?
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About This Quiz

There are Canadian-esque jobs, and then there are singularly Canadian jobs. In this quiz, we're going to determine the uniquely Canadian job we think best matches your personality.  Have you always dreamed of being an MP? Or a goalkeeper for the Vancouver Canucks? What about an equine masseuse for the hard-working horses of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Have you always wanted to make the first morning batch of donuts at Tim Hortons? These are just a handful of career options — out of many —  that you can only find in Canada. You may be surprised by the results of this quiz; perhaps you've never considered some of the available options, but your results could also prove to be inspiring. Can we predict a career change in your future?

From office culture to your favourite bagged lunch, we want to know all about how you like work. Do you like to start early in the morning, or are you a midday kind of person? Do you thrive when you have tons of protocol to follow? Or are you at your best when you can make your own rules, on your own time? One we know for sure, after answering these questions, you'll discover there's a very special Canadian job with your name on it!

Canadian Job 1 Early childhood heroes can sometimes influence future career choices. Who was your favourite TV character when you were little?
Quick Draw McGraw
The Swedish Chef
Carmen Sandiego
Johnny Quest

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Canadian Job 2 If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Sashimi
Breakfast sandwiches
Bagels
Donuts

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Canadian Job 3 Do you prefer to work as part of a team or do you like working by yourself?
I like working with a buddy.
Alone
With a small team
With a large team

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Canadian Job 4 Uniquely Canadian jobs are often dependent on their location. Where did you grow up?
Whistler, BC
Montreal, QC
Hamilton, ON
Regina, SK
Other

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Canadian Job 5 In your opinion, which '80s musical group would win a hypothetical battle of the bands?
The Police
Psychedelic Furs
Journey
Rush

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Canadian Job 6 You're at the beach enjoying a good book — which genre are you reading?
Cookbook
Historical fiction
True crime
Horror

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Canadian Job 7 Let's take it back to high school! Which class did you look forward to the most?
Gym class
History class
Home economics
Science class

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Canadian Job 8 Which information about a previous job shows up on your resume at least once?
I'm willing to take risks to get a project done.
I'm detail-oriented.
I pay strict attention to protocol.
My results are always consistent.

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Canadian Job 9 What kind of training or education did you receive before starting your job?
Baking and pastry school
Masters of Archival Studies
On-the-job training
Bachelors degree in criminology

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Canadian Job 10 Do you bring your lunch to work every day?
I'm usually done by noon, so I eat at home.
No, I eat in the cafeteria.
Sometimes — at the end of the week I like to treat myself to lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Yes

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Canadian Job 11 It's always good to have career role models — who is yours?
Tim Horton
Phyllis Munday
Sam Steele
Anna Olsen

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Canadian Job 12 You decide to see a movie after work; what are you going to see?
"Chocolat"
"Cliffhanger"
"The Thin Blue Line"
"Night at the Museum"

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Canadian Job 13 How do you stay in shape for your job?
Triathlons
Weight lifting
Ice skating
Climbing gym

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Canadian Job 14 When you're not at work, what kinds of hobbies are you into?
Dressage horseback riding
Baking artisan bread
Magic: The Gathering
Building models of famous skyscrapers

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Canadian Job 15 In this gig economy, you also manage to have a successful side hustle doing what?
Participating in pop-up shops where I sell baked goods
Leading mindfulness workshops
Being a professional organizer
I'm not allowed to have a side hustle.

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Canadian Job 16 When a blogger asks you to write a guest post, what do you end up writing about?
My favourite John le Carré novel
Sourdough starter 101
My unique job
"How I Overcame My Fear of Heights"

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Canadian Job 17 What kind of pet do you have?
A papillon puppy
A ginger cat
Three Border Collies
A Golden Retriever

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Canadian Job 18 Because you're so good at your job, you write a weekly advice column about the industry you work in. What kinds of questions do you get?
"How do I stay up-to-date about emergency preparedness?"
"What kind of archival internships should I be looking for?"
"Do you really get to ride a horse?"
"What is the difference between all-purpose and cake flour?"

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Canadian Job 19 Which character from "The Simpsons" do you identify with the most?
Principal Skinner
Troy McClure
Bart Simpson
Marge Simpson

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Canadian Job 20 It's 3:30 p.m. and you're feeling peckish — what do you like to snack on when you're at work?
Bagels
Timbits
Donuts
Protein bar

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Canadian Job 21 Does your work have a strict dress code?
Yes, very strict
Yes, my uniform is an important part of the job.
Business casual
No, but my hair needs to be pulled back and no open-toe shoes.

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Canadian Job 22 Weekends off: yay or nay?
Nay (not usually, anyway)
Yay and nay depending on the schedule
Nay, the weekends are especially busy.
Yay, unless there's a special event.

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Canadian Job 23 Your place of employment decides to sponsor a kids' sports team — what kind of team did they choose?
Baseball
Soccer
Hockey
Basketball

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Canadian Job 24 Once a month, you and your co-workers get together to have some fun when you're not on the job. What do you like to do?
Have a potluck dinner
Play paintball
Go to a cheese tasting
Try our hand at an escape room

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Canadian Job 25 Where was your last staff winter holiday party held?
A friend's restaurant
At a legion hall
360 Restaurant
A Westin hotel

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Canadian Job 26 You have room for a tiny houseplant at work — what kind are you growing?
Cactus
Aloe vera
Jade plant
Fern

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Canadian Job 27 How do you commute to work?
Car
Subway
Bus
Bicycle

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Canadian Job 28 All about advertising! Where is your place of business most likely to advertise?
Before a movie
On Instagram
In-store
Tourism brochures

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Canadian Job 29 When you hit the midday slump, what is your caffeinated beverage of choice?
Double-double
Red Bull
Double espresso
Black coffee

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Canadian Job 30 Do you sit on the board of any not-for-profit organizations?
Yes, for Neighbourhood Watch
No
Yes, for Tim Hortons Foundation Camps
Yes, for my local Small Business Association

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