Civil Engineer Salary Canada

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Average Civil Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Civil Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2131.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: civil engineer, surveying engineer, structural engineer, construction engineer and environmental engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $47.86 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $32.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $95,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill job vacancies for the near future. Job vacancies will result from retirements and employment growth. Immigrants will be a major source of supply for this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Civil Engineers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 31.8147.8677.452017
Edmonton – Alberta* 30.0043.3275.972017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 20.1935.00 67.312016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 25.48 39.00 62.50 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 17.0035.3452.502016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.0035.5853.852016
Toronto – Ontario 20.00 38.46 56.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 26.0040.87 56.412016
London – Ontario 23.0038.46 60.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 23.0038.46 60.002016
Prince Edward Island 24.0035.39 52.312016
Montreal – Quebec 25.64 38.50 54.952016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan23.0032.0047.88 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Discussing project requirements with clients
›› Planning and designing civil projects such as buildings, roads and bridges
›› Preparing reports, working drawings and other specifications
›› Acting as site supervisor for construction work
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes civil engineers, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.


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

Number In Employment

There are over 50,000 civil engineers working in Canada.

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