Computer Engineer Salary Canada

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Average Computer Engineer’s Salary — Computer Engineers’ Wages in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Computer Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2147.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: computer engineer, hardware engineer, network systems engineer and telecommunications systems specialist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $41.39 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Windsor / Sarnia, Ontario at $30.39 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $67,000 – $87,000.

Employment prospects for computer engineers are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Computer Engineers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 32.2941.3963.732015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 32.2941.3963.732015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 28.3741.03 51.922014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 23.56 34.87 45.50 2013
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 19.2334.1947.692013
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 23.1735.7148.082014
Toronto – Ontario 24.04 38.46 67.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 26.4446.15 62.022014
London – Ontario 25.0038.46 60.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 25.0038.46 60.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 20.5730.39 44.922011
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 16.0040.00 55.292014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)25.7442.7859.632011


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing and developing computer system architecture and specifications
›› Designing and developing microprocessors, integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers
›› Developing and conducting design verification simulations

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

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes computer engineers (except software engineers and designers), 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 20,000 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) working in Canada.

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Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
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Software Engineers
Web Designers and Developers

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