Electrician (Except Industrial and Power System) Salary Canada

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Average Electrician’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System).

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7241.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: electrician, construction electrician, wiring electrician, building electrician and apprentice electrician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $39.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $21.67 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $42,000 – $72,000.

Using government labour market indicators, it is expected that there will be a surplus of job seekers to fill the job openings in this occupation for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in British Columbia and Ontario.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Electricians in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 35.5439.0043.172017
Edmonton – Alberta* 28.8535.0043.882017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.7522.50 38.462016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.60 26.00 38.05 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.0025.0040.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0022.5033.002016
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 32.00 45.002016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 15.0028.85 44.002016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 12.0028.00 47.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.0027.00 41.002016
Prince Edward Island 12.0021.67 28.002016
Montreal – Quebec 17.0032.5037.162016
Saskatoon / Biggar- Saskatchewan16.0028.5041.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Reading and interpreting drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications
›› Installing, replacing and repairing lighting fixtures, switches, relays and other and electrical control and distribution equipment
›› Testing continuity of circuits and carrying out electrical safety checks and maintenance programs
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes electricians (except industrial and power system), is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

Number in employment

There are over 90,000 electricians (except industrial and power system) working in Canada.

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