Elementary School Teacher Salary Canada

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Average Elementary School and Kindergarten Teacher’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4032.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: elementary school teacher, kindergarten teacher and primary school teacher.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Windsor / Sarnia, Ontario at $41.42 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $29.91 per hour.

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

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. The number of children going to elementary and kindergarten schools is expected to remain stable, which will limit the need for new teaching positions.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*18.2737.4246.262015
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.3839.6653.932015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 19.2332.05 47.022014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.23 33.3346.792014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.0032.0538.462014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.0029.9140.872014
Toronto – Ontario 20.6339.4250.642014
Ottawa – Ontario 19.7136.92 48.21 2014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 23.6341.4251.652014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 21.6338.4651.082014
Prince Edward Island17.6730.7740.002014
Montreal – Quebec 20.0032.0045.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan20.00 32.9742.792014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Teaching students using lessons, discussions and other methods
›› Assigning, marking and correcting homework and tests
›› Preparing lessons and activities for the classroom
Number in employment

There are over 200,000 elementary school and kindergarten teachers working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes elementary school and kindergarten teachers, is $37.18. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,384, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $72,000.

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