College Teacher Salary Canada

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Average College and Other Vocational Instructor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for College and Other Vocational Instructors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4021.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: community college teacher, training officer, vocational school teacher and technological institute instructor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula, Ontario at $38.46 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $26.72 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $75,000.

Employment prospects for college and other vocational instructors are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. It is forecast that, as the Canadian economy is becoming increasingly focused on knowledge, the demand for post-secondary studies should continue to grow. This will limit the impact of the decreasing population of five- to seventeen-year-olds.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*22.5036.1451.472015
Edmonton – Alberta*19.2333.7549.672015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia20.0030.0050.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba13.7530.2942.282014
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1)16.0029.0039.222014
Halifax – Nova Scotia16.2527.6240.292014
Toronto – Ontario11.4030.0051.652014
Ottawa – Ontario15.3830.0051.70 2014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario17.3138.4661.542014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario15.6632.6962.002014
Prince Edward Island14.7726.7242.562014
Montreal – Quebec18.9530.0048.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan18.0037.5048.082014
Salary Bands


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Teaching students using a variety of methods including lecturing, demonstrations and laboratory work
›› Preparing teaching materials and planning courses
›› Marking course work and exams and evaluating students’ progress
Number in employment

There are over 100,000 people employed as college and other vocational instructors in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes college and other vocational instructors, is $37.18. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,384, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $72,000.

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