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 Ottawa, Ontario at $41.21 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $31.85 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*35.8235.8252.702017
Edmonton – Alberta* 18.6738.5450.222017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 20.5131.85 48.082016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.50 34.3048.282016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 24.0432.9140.382016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 20.1934.4545.672016
Toronto – Ontario 19.2338.4650.552016
Ottawa – Ontario 20.5141.2151.762016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 20.4038.4651.282016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 21.9839.4252.202016
Prince Edward Island20.1932.0540.512016
Montreal – Quebec 22.6034.1346.272016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan20.60 34.6244.922016


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 almost 300,000 elementary school and kindergarten teachers working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes elementary school and kindergarten teachers, is $38.16. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,428, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $74,000.

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