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Average Software Engineer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Software Engineers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2173.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: software engineer, software architect, telecommunications software engineer and artificial intelligence (AI) designer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $46.59 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $29.33 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $95,000.
Employment prospects for software engineers are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Employment growth is expected to be high in this profession. Immigrants will be a significant source of supply for this profession.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Software Engineers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||31.68||45.42||86.06||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||32.98||46.59||75.96||2015|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||20.00||38.46||57.69||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||18.66||33.05||50.12||2011|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||17.25||29.33||52.40||2013|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||20.96||33.33||52.40||2014|
|Toronto – Ontario||26.92||43.27||57.69||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario||28.85||44.71||59.13||2014|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario||25.83||36.15||57.19||2014|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||21.00||38.46||67.31||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||18.00||–||24.50||2011|
|Montreal – Quebec||27.69||38.46||52.20||2014|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*||24.00||40.16||53.63||2013|
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes software engineers and designers, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.
There are over 40,000 software engineers and designers working in Canada.