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Average Mechanical Engineer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Mechanical Engineers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2132.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: mechanical engineer, automotive engineer, refrigeration engineer and fluid mechanics engineer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $53.53 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $32.30 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $85,000.
Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Mechanical Engineers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||27.12||48.61||88.36||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||30.55||52.53||86.77||2015|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||13.00||33.65||55.29||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||21.00||34.62||46.15||2014|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||25.78||37.00||53.49||2014|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||23.23||32.30||53.24||2014|
|Toronto – Ontario(1)||23.08||37.02||57.44||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario||24.00||40.00||61.54||2014|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||23.08||37.02||57.44||2014|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||23.08||37.02||57.44||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||24.04||37.02||64.00||2014|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||26.00||38.00||72.12||2013|
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes mechanical engineers, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.