Employment Counsellor Salary Canada

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Average Employment Counsellor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Employment Counsellors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4213.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: career counsellor, employment counsellor and vocational counsellor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $26.29 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $60,000.

Government labour market indicators forecast that the number of job seekers will be enough to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Employment Counsellors in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*19.4926.2945.862015
Edmonton – Alberta*19.4924.7345.862015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 19.8724.00 28.852014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.8320.00 30.122013
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 16.0020.8827.952014
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 16.9120.6125.332014
Toronto – Ontario 20.0025.0041.032014
Ottawa – Ontario 18.0325.0040.872014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 18.0325.0040.872014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 18.0325.0040.872014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 17.3021.4638.462014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan17.4523.8832.372014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Interviewing clients to obtain employment history, educational background and career goals
›› Assisting clients with job readiness skills, writing CVs and preparing clients for job interviews
›› Advising employers on employment related issues
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services, which includes employment counsellors, 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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