Dietitian and Nutritionist Salary Canada

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Average Dietitian and Nutritionist Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Dietitians and Nutritionists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3132.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: clinical dietitian, nutrition and dietetics researcher and registered nutritionist.

A typical full-time annual salary for this profession is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $44.09 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $27.61 per hour.

Employment prospects for dietitians and nutritionists are good in Canada. The government forecasts that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings. It is expected that over half of all job openings will arise from expansion demand.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*37.4944.0945.892017
Edmonton – Alberta*44.0844.0945.892017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 18.0036.5139.662016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 25.7532.3338.492016
Fredericton /Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 21.0336.5041.032016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.00 36.5039.802016
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 36.0650.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 36.0044.872016
London – Ontario 15.00 36.0044.872016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 36.0044.872016
Prince Edward Island17.0035.1640.002015
Montreal – Quebec(1) 21.0027.6138.752014
Saskatoon – Saskatchewan*(1)20.1538.2941.362013


Dietitians may do some of the following duties:
›› Planning special diets or providing specialised nutrition support for patients
›› Counseling patients about their lifestyle and eating habits
›› Developing, administering and supervising nutrition and food preparation in hospitals, schools, company cafeterias or similar settings
›› Analysing the nutritional content of food
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes dietitians, is $37.88. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $75,000.


Registration with a regulatory body is required for nutritionists in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and (as a registered dietician-nutritionist) in New Brunswick.


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 12,000 dietitians and nutritionists working in Canada.

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