Mechanic Salary Canada

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Average Motor Vehicle Technician and Truck Mechanic Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7321.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: car mechanic, truck and transport mechanic, motor vehicle mechanic and truck-trailer repairer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $34.91 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $18.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $65,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Turnover in this occupation is high because of poor employment conditions and relatively low wages.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 28.34 34.91 44.58 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 23.83 34.91 46.39 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.00 27.28 35.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.25 20.50 32.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.00 20.67 25.00 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.50 20.00 29.50 2016
Toronto – Ontario 12.00 22.00 34.62 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 12.50 22.50 34.05 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 12.09 21.63 38.76 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 12.00 25.00 32.55 2016
Prince Edward Island 12.00 18.00 25.00 2016
Montreal – Quebec 17.00 19.40 32.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.50 24.00 38.46 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Inspecting and testing parts such as engines, transmissions, axles and brake systems, to locate faults
›› Repairing or replacing mechanical faulty parts with hand and power tools
›› Testing and adjusting repaired systems to ensure they work correctly
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes mechanics, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers, is $29.53. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,144, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $59,500.

Number in employment

There are over 110,000 automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics and mechanical repairers working in Canada.

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Automotive Service Technicians
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
Welders and Related Machine Operators

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