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 – $45,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $22.14 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $14.44 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* 16.0021.2023.262017
Edmonton – Alberta* 15.0021.4924.472017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.0021.0034.482016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.0018.7322.002016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.3514.4421.24 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.7917.3422.002016
Toronto – Ontario 14.2520.0032.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 15.0019.35 27.882016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.0019.4825.252016
Kitchener/ Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.0019.0025.802016
Prince Edward Island 12.0019.3123.75 2016
Montreal – Quebec 11.2519.2322.502016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0022.1425.002016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for assisting occupations in health, which includes nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates, is $21.32. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $760, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $40,000.

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