Insulator Salary Canada

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Average Insulator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Insulators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7293.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: insulator, heat and frost insulator, sound insulator and fire protection insulator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $38.31 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $22.45 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $75,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will be a surplus of workers in this profession for the near future. The slowdown in housing starts will continue to affect the demand for insulators.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Insulators in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 27.0038.3140.872015
Edmonton – Alberta* 29.4636.0040.872015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 17.9527.50 36.892014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.99 22.49 33.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.0024.0040.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0027.5041.632014
Toronto – Ontario 18.00 30.72 39.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 16.0022.45 37.532014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 18.7535.25 40.472014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 17.0035.73 39.602014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 21.0033.0038.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)19.0032.0045.742014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Installing insulation using spraying, blowing and other application methods
›› Installing vapour barriers
›› Measuring and cut insulating material to required size
›› Removing asbestos or urea-formaldehyde insulation
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes insulators, 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.

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