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Average Material Handler’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Material Handlers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7452.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: coal handler, furniture mover, stockpiler, warehouseman and truck loader.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $20.83 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $13.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $45,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Material Handlers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 14.0020.8332.602015
Edmonton – Alberta* 14.0020.6531.252015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.0016.45 28.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 15.50 23.50 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 10.6515.0021.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.7013.0018.002014
Toronto – Ontario 11.25 15.00 24.252014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.2516.75 26.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 11.2516.00 25.132014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.2516.00 25.002014
Prince Edward Island 10.7514.00 18.032014
Montreal – Quebec 10.7514.00 23.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan12.0018.0028.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Moving furniture and household appliances on and off trucks or vans
›› Using winches to load and unload products and materials
›› Storing and retrieving products or materials in warehouses
›› Loading and unloading chemicals or liquids from storage tanks using hoses or pipes
Number in employment

There are over 175,000 people employed as material handlers and longshore workers in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers, which includes material handlers, is $17.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $694, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $36,000.

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