Public Relations | Communications | Media Salary Canada

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Average Occupations in Public Relation’s and Communication’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Occupations in Public Relations and Communications.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1123.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: press secretary, publicist, communications officer, media relations officer, public relations officer and information officer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $34.67 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $23.20 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.

Employment prospects for professional occupations in public relations and communications are good in Canada as their profession remains in high demand.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Occupations in Public Relations and Communications in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 20.0032.6860.142015
Edmonton – Alberta* 20.3234.6751.812015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.4230.0055.292014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.1324.6241.212014
Fredericton – New Brunswick 10.6523.2047.622014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.4626.9240.112014
Toronto – Ontario 15.0030.7755.292014
Ottawa – Ontario 20.5133.8546.312014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(1) 15.3229.7449.452014
Kitchener / Waterloo /Barrie – Ontario 15.0028.8548.082014
Prince Edward Island 16.8326.0050.772014
Montreal – Quebec(1) 15.0026.6545.072014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan11.0030.2944.002014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Preparing or overseeing press releases, speeches and presentations
›› Overseeing publicity events and special promotions
›› Acting as a spokesperson and answering enquiries
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in business and finance, which includes professional occupations in public relations and communications, is $32.31. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1250, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $65,000.

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