Firefighter Salary Canada

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Average Firefighter’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Firefighters.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4312.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: firefighter, fire captain, fire inspector and apprentice firefighter.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $49.79 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $28.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $75,000.

Employment prospects for firefighters are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Job openings will result from both expansion demand and retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Firefighters in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 34.6449.7954.602015
Edmonton – Alberta* 14.2334.6454.002015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 21.6335.00 43.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.50 36.63 44.07 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 20.0028.0433.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.3131.2843.592014
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 35.00 44.412014
Ottawa – Ontario 14.0036.00 44.712014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.0036.00 44.712014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.0036.50 45.672014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 15.0028.00 36.992014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.0034.0045.79 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Putting out fires and preventing fires from spreading using manual and power equipment, such as axes, water hoses, aerial ladders and hydraulic equipment and various firefighting chemicals
›› Attending accidents or emergencies
›› Informing and educating the public on fire prevention
›› Administering first aid and other assistance
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for occupations in front-line public protection services, which includes firefighters, is $41.76. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $755, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $39,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 firefighters working in Canada.

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