Financial Analyst Salary Canada

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Average Financial and Investment Analyst’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Financial and Investment Analysts.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1112.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: financial analyst, investment analyst, CA (chartered accountant) and portfolio manager.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $44.88 per hour and the lowest average (median)wages are earned in Nova Scotia at $26.99 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.

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

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Financial and Investment Analysts in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 28.85 44.85 74.11 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 31.41 44.88 62.56 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 18.46 33.52 50.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.10 30.00 46.15 2016
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1) 19.71 31.19 47.12 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 18.79 26.99 46.15 2016
Toronto – Ontario 22.00 33.65 55.29 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 26.44 38.46 52.82 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 22.05 34.62 55.29 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 22.05 34.62 55.29 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 18.33 32.00 48.08 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Analysing investment projects
›› Providing investment advice and recommendations to clients
›› Evaluating financial risk and preparing financial forecasts

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in business and finance, which includes financial and investment analysts, is $36.37. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1250, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $65,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 60,000 financial and investment analysts working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Financial Auditors and Accountants
Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
Insurance Underwriters
Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks

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