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 Calgary – Alberta at $46.26 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia at $28.21 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $100,000.

Employment prospects for college and other vocational instructors are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be enough 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 22.50 46.26 51.29 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 21.50 46.22 76.38 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 18.00 38.46 62.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.00 30.91 46.45 2018
Fredericton – New Brunswick 19.00 28.21 37.21 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.82 28.21 52.45 2018
Toronto – Ontario 15.22 32.05 74.42 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 17.00 41.52 51.28 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 16.35 37.18 85.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.23 35.00 89.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 16.15 33.33 46.67 2018
Montreal – Quebec 25.00 37.93 47.93 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 23.08 40.38 53.85 2018
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 120,000 people employed as college and other vocational instructors in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes includes college and other vocational instructors, is $40.97. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

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