Early Childhood Education Salary Canada

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Average Early Childhood Educators and Assistant’s Salary in Canada

The table above details the hourly wages for Early Childhood Educators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4214.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: early childhood educator, pre-school teacher, day-care worker and child-care worker.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $19.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $12.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.0013.6422.002014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.1714.2516.752014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.7014.0028.852014
Toronto – Ontario 11.25 16.0127.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.2517.4425.962014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 11.2517.0030.672014
London – Ontario 11.2516.6525.002014
Prince Edward Island 10.7512.5018.942013
Montreal – Quebec 11.0018.0023.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan11.0015.0021.632014
Calgary – Alberta* 12.0019.0037.082015
Edmonton – Alberta* 11.5016.6840.382015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 10.4515.0025.002014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Leading children in activities such as reading stories, teaching songs and nursery rhymes and playing games
›› Helping children with their eating, dressing and toilet habits
›› Assessing the skills, abilities, interests and needs of children

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 paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services, which includes early childhood educators and assistants, is $19.49. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $725, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $38,000.

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