Chemical Engineers Salary Canada

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Average Chemical Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Chemical Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2134.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: chemical engineer, biochemical engineer, petrochemical engineer, electrochemical engineer and polymer engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $57.69 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $30.80 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $95,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future. Job vacancies will come from both new positions due to expansion demand and retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Chemical Engineers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*34.6655.4588.212015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)39.4257.6971.382015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia20.0043.0868.25 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 24.3430.8044.882011
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario(1)20.0038.4656.412014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)20.0038.4656.412014
Ottawa – Ontario20.0038.4656.412014
London – Ontario20.0038.4656.412014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec19.0033.6550.772014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan23.0243.8561.002011


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Conducting research into the development of chemical engineering processes
›› Designing and testing chemical processing and equipment
›› Helping to oversee the day-to-day running of a processing plant

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Comparison with employment unit

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes chemical engineers, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 10,000 chemical engineers working in Canada.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Industrial Designers
Mechanical Engineers
Mining Engineers
Petroleum Engineers

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