Sheet Metal Worker Salary Canada

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Average Sheet Metal Worker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Sheet Metal Workers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7233.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: sheet metal worker, tinsmith, precision sheet metal fabricator, metal furniture patternmaker and coppersmith.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $35.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $22.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $70,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Activities in the construction industry are expected to slow down and manufacturing is expected to continue to experience difficulties, particularly in the metal and machinery fabricating industry.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Sheet Metal Workers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 24.1535.0043.362015
Edmonton – Alberta* 22.0031.2642.332015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 19.0031.00 36.832014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 24.00 36.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.0022.0033.622014
Halifax – Nova Scotia> 15.5025.0033.452014
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 29.00 37.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 16.0026.40 36.082014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.0029.00 37.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.0029.00 37.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1) 15.0028.00 36.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan16.0024.0040.83 2014

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Fitting and joining sheet metal parts using riveting, welding and soldering to make ventilation shafts and similar items
›› Smoothing metal surfaces by grinding and buffing seams and joints
›› Using computerized laser or plasma cutting equipment to cut sheet metal
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes sheet metal workers, 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 40,000 sheet metal workers working in Canada.

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Boilermakers
Ironworkers
Printing Press Operators
Tool and Die Makers
Welders and Related Machine Operators

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