Mechanical Engineer Salary Canada

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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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 27.1248.6188.362015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 30.5552.5386.772015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 13.0033.65 55.292014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.00 34.62 46.15 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 25.7837.0053.492014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 23.2332.3053.242014
Toronto – Ontario(1) 23.08 37.02 57.442014
Ottawa – Ontario 24.0040.00 61.542014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 23.0837.02 57.442014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 23.0837.02 57.442014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 24.0437.02 64.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan26.0038.0072.12 2013


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment
›› Overseeing the installation of equipment and machinery
›› Analysing dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
›› Investigating mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems
›› using computer-aided design (CAD) software for designing and modelling plans

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Comparison with employment group

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.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Aerospace Engineers
Civil Engineers
Drafting Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Designers
Mining Engineers
Petroleum Engineers

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