Executive Assistant Salary Canada

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Average Executive Assistant’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Executive Assistants.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1222.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: executive assistant, special assistant and corporate secretary.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $32.83 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $22.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

Employment prospects for executive assistants are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Executive Assistants in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*25.2732.8356.712015
Edmonton – Alberta*24.3632.4442.522015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 18.0026.0035.932014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 24.04 31.25 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.56 23.35 30.85 2014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.0024.1031.252014
Toronto – Ontario 18.57 27.6937.362014
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 27.1840.002014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 17.3126.4437.362014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 17.3126.4437.362014
Prince Edward Island 14.56 23.35 30.85 2014
Montreal – Quebec 13.4622.0031.87 2014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.79 26.50 35.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Establishing and co-ordinating administrative policies and procedures for officials
›› Preparing summary briefs and reports to executives
›› Preparing agendas and making arrangements for meetings
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes executive assistants, is $24.04. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $919, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 executive assistants working in Canada.

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