Bus Driver Salary Canada

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Average Bus Drivers’ and Subway/Transit Operators’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Average Canadian Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7512.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: bus driver, transit operator, streetcar operator and light rail transit operator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $24.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $15.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $50,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation will remain balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 12.8218.8936.352015
Edmonton – Alberta* 14.7719.3632.792015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.2524.00 33.592014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.40 20.00 25.94 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.7919.0820.502014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.5222.0025.152014
Toronto – Ontario 11.50 21.60 31.852014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.5015.00 28.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 11.2517.50 31.402014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.2516.00 31.002014
Prince Edward Island 15.0019.02 21.002014
Montreal – Quebec 15.3123.00 28.252014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan12.5018.8023.85 2013


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Driving buses to transport passengers and goods to intercity or long distance destinations
›› Driving passenger buses or subway vehicles along established routes to destinations according to timetables
›› Driving sightseeing tour buses
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations, which includes bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators, is $21.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $950, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $49,000.

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