Nurse Aide Salary Canada

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Average Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3413.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: nurse aide, hospital attendant, orderly and patient service associate.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $40,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $21.49 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $11.54 per hour.

Employment prospects for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are good in Canada. The government forecasts that because the Canadian population is aging, the demand in this profession will increase for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 14.3821.1125.212015
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.5021.4926.292015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.7021.0026.502014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.0018.0020.252015
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 10.6511.5420.00 2014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.5017.0023.992014
Toronto – Ontario 13.0019.0825.00 2014
Ottawa – Ontario 12.0019.00 27.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.2719.8128.662014
Kitchener/ Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.0019.0023.242014
Prince Edward Island 11.7519.0022.00 2014
Montreal – Quebec 11.0018.7524.852014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0021.0023.382014


Duties in this occupation include:
›› Transporting patients by wheelchair or stretcher for treatment
›› Delivering and collecting patient files, reports and specimens
›› Performing duties relating to patient care such as bathing, dressing and serving meals
›› Cleaning and preparing medical equipment and instruments
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for assisting occupations in health, which includes nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates, is $19.94. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $718, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $37,000.

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