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 Alberta at $33.00 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 $42,000 – $65,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 23.45 33.00 39.85 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 23.45 28.00 40.00 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 13.00 30.00 37.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.00 25.85 36.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.00 22.00 36.08 2014
Halifax – Nova Scotia>(1) 15.00 25.22 37.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 21.50 32.00 40.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 21.50 32.00 40.00 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 21.50 32.00 40.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 21.50 32.00 40.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 18.00 31.64 37.99 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 16.00 24.00 40.83 2014


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes sheet metal workers, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 50,000 sheet metal workers, ironworkers, boilermakers and structural metal & platework fabricators & fitters working in Canada.

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

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