Bricklayer Salary Canada

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Average Bricklayers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Bricklayers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7281.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: bricklayer, stonemason, apprentice bricklayer and brickmason.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $38.96 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $24.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $70,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bricklayers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)38.962017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)38.962017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 21.0030.00 42.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.0033.07 37.17 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.5024.0045.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.9525.0035.002016
Toronto – Ontario 27.0036.85 40.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 19.0033.00 39.702016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 19.0033.00 39.702016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.0033.00 39.702016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 20.8431.61 36.762016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan21.0034.0042.09 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Laying bricks to build residential or commercial chimneys and fireplaces
›› Installing firebricks to line industrial chimneys and smokestacks
›› Lining furnaces, kilns and boilers using refractory bricks
›› Laying bricks to build garden walls, patios and other outdoor features
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes bricklayers, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

Number In Employment

There are almost 15,000 bricklayers working in Canada and over 25% are self-employed.

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