Conference, Wedding and Event Planners Salary Canada

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Average Conference, Wedding and Event Planner’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Conference, Wedding and Event Planners.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1226.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: wedding planner, conference planner, festival organizer, special events organizer and convention planner.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $27.90 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $17.41 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $50,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Conference, Wedding and Event Planners in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*17.7426.5940.732015
Edmonton – Alberta*19.2327.9046.712015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.0026.0035.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba11.0017.4130.052011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)10.6519.0024.042014
Halifax – Nova Scotia10.7019.2632.862011
Toronto – Ontario13.5021.4333.722014
Ottawa – Ontario13.0021.4333.652014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 13.0021.4333.652014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.0021.4333.652014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec14.9021.4329.122014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)14.6420.5645.432011


Examples of conference, wedding and event planners’ duties:
›› Developing concepts, plans and documentation for an event
›› Planning entertainment and social gatherings
›› Finding and organising event contractors, staff and volunteers
›› Overseeing the running of the event
›› Ensuring compliance with required by-laws
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes conference, wedding and event planners, is $24.04. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $919, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 20,000 conference, wedding and event planners working in Canada.

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