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 Alberta at $40.44 per hour and the lowest average (median)wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $23.69 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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*25.0540.4476.662015
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.0540.4476.662015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 22.4435.2656.412014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.54 28.21 41.03 2014
Fredericton – New Brunswick 21.1530.77 47.182014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.3523.6938.412014
Toronto – Ontario20.1932.9752.062014
Ottawa – Ontario 25.5035.9049.232014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 20.7933.3351.282014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.7933.3351.282014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec19.4932.3149.452014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)25.6438.4653.332014


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 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in business and finance, which includes financial and investment analysts, is $32.31. The 2016 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.

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Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks

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