Industrial Electrician Salary Canada

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Average Industrial Electrician’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Industrial Electricians.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7242.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: industrial electrician, mine electrician and plant maintenance electrician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar, Saskatchewan at $42.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $26.44 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $85,000.

The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. The expected large increase in capital spending on infrastructure and engineering projects should employment prospects for industrial electricians. Employment prospects are expected to be good in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Industrial Electricians in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 29.4540.0053.502015
Edmonton – Alberta* 30.0041.9152.252015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 30.0036.00 44.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 20.00 31.00 35.002014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 19.8028.0042.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 22.0026.8044.002014
Toronto – Ontario 20.00 30.00 38.002014
London – Ontario 20.00 30.00 38.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 20.00 30.00 38.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.00 30.00 38.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1) 16.0026.44 37.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan22.0042.0050.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Installing, replacing or repairing electrical wiring, switch boxes, cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
›› Maintaining, repairing, testing and installing electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and electrical control systems
›› Conducting maintenance programs and safety checks
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for other industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes industrial electricians, is $28.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,125, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $58,500.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 industrial electricians working in Canada.

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