Mining Engineers Salary Canada

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Average Mining Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Mining Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2143.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: mining engineer, mineral engineer and mine safety engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Northeast Region, Ontario at $57.64 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Saskatchewan at $44.10 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $85,000 – $100,000.

Employment prospects for mining engineers are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly Wages for Mining Engineers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)48.562015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)48.562015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)27.1447.8479.742013
Ottawa – Ontario(1)27.1447.8479.742013
Northeast Region – Ontario28.2257.6480.022011
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1)27.1556.6084.982011
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)31.0044.1082.052013


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Determining the appropriate means of safely and efficiently mining deposits
›› Designing shafts, ventilation systems, mine services, haulage systems and supporting structures
›› Determining the machinery needed to create and develop a mine
›› Studying ways mines can be improved

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

Comparison with employment unit

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes mining 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 15,000 mining engineers working in Canada.

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