Roofer | Shingler Salary Canada

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Average Roofer’s and Shingler’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Roofers and Shinglers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7291.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: roofer, shingler, tar and gravel roofer, roof tiler and single-ply roofer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto, Ontario at $28.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $17.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Roofers and Shinglers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta 16.0025.0035.002014
Edmonton – Alberta 16.0025.0035.002014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(1) 15.0025.00 35.482014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 20.00 27.20 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.0018.0025.122014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0018.1825.682014
Toronto – Ontario 18.00 28.00 37.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 15.4521.0031.052014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.0018.00 24.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 15.0022.00 35.002014
Prince Edward Island 13.0017.00 20.002014
Montreal – Quebec 20.0030.4736.052014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0021.0029.50 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Installing, repairing or replacing built-up roofing systems
›› Installing, repairing or replacing single-ply roofing system using waterproof materials
›› Installing, repairing or replacing shingles, shakes, masonry tiles and clay tiles on sloping roofs
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes roofers and shinglers, is $28.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,125, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $58,500.

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