Purchasing Agent Salary Canada

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Average Purchasing Agent’s and Officer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Purchasing Agents and Officers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1225.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: purchasing agent, procurement officer and contracts officer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $40.04 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $22.00.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $70,000.

Employment prospects for purchasing agents and officers 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 Purchasing Agents and Officers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*24.0440.0467.582015
Edmonton – Alberta*23.3233.9649.152015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.1830.0038.462014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.00 24.7342.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.5022.5034.772014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.7922.0032.822014
Toronto – Ontario 15.0027.4742.562014
Ottawa – Ontario 23.9634.3648.212014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 16.50 28.21 42.052014
Kitchener/ Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.0026.4436.542014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 15.0025.7538.462014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan16.5026.4438.942014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Purchasing goods and services that the business needs
›› Negotiating prices with suppliers
›› Assessing purchasing requirements of an establishment
›› Researching and identifying new suppliers
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes purchasing agents and officers, is $24.04. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $919, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 50,000 purchasing agents and officers working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Executive Assistants
Purchasing and Inventory Clerks
Shippers and Receivers
Storekeepers and Parts Clerks

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