Office Assistant Salary Canada

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Average General Office Clerk’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for General Office Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1411.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: general office clerk, office assistant and typist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $24.40 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $15.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $28,000 – $38,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly Wages for General Office Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 15.8723.0935.002015
Edmonton – Alberta* 16.1724.4031.252015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 12.0021.25 28.632014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.00 18.00 27.47 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 10.6517.0026.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.7019.5029.802014
Toronto – Ontario 11.25 18.00 29.332014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.25 18.00 29.332014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 11.25 18.00 29.332014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.25 18.00 29.332014
Prince Edward Island 12.0017.00 25.962014
Montreal – Quebec 10.7515.00 25.642014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan12.0020.0030.64 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Providing general information to clients and the public
›› Processing incoming and outgoing mail
›› Ordering office supplies
›› Answering telephone, face-to-face or electronic enquiries
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes general office clerks, is $20.31. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $769, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $40,000.

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Purchasing and Inventory Clerks
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