Physiotherapist Salary Canada

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Average Physiotherapist Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Physiotherapists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3142.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: physiotherapist and physical therapist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta at $47.97 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $32.97 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $75,000.

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

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Physiotherapists in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*32.6746.89115.002015
Edmonton – Alberta*37.6947.9759.522015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 21.0033.8243.382014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 27.00 34.33 47.862014
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1) 23.0834.4037.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 26.44 35.10 40.002014
Toronto – Ontario 25.10 34.3644.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 24.00 36.0644.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 24.00 36.0644.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 24.00 36.0644.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 22.5032.97 42.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*32.9638.8641.972013

Methodology*

Examples of physiotherapists’ duties:
›› Assessing and diagnosing patients’ injuries or functional problems and deciding on treatment
›› Planning and implementing programs of physiotherapy
›› Maintaining clinical and statistical records
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health, which includes physiotherapists, is $36.50. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1384, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $72,000.

Visa

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

Number In Employment

There are over 25,000 physiotherapists working in Canada.

Licensing

A licence or registration with a regulatory body is required to practise physiotherapy in all provinces. Completion of the Physiotherapy National Exam, administered by the Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulatory Boards, may be required.

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