Software Engineer Salary Canada

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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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 31.6845.4286.062015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 32.9846.5975.962015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 20.0038.46 57.692014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 18.66 33.05 50.12 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 17.2529.3352.402013
Halifax – Nova Scotia 20.9633.3352.402014
Toronto – Ontario 26.92 43.27 57.692014
Ottawa – Ontario 28.8544.71 59.132014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario 25.8336.15 57.192014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 21.0038.46 67.312014
Prince Edward Island 18.00 24.502011
Montreal – Quebec 27.6938.46 52.202014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*24.0040.1653.63 2013

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing, developing and testing computer-based systems based on users’ requirements
›› Co-ordinating the installation and operation of computer-based systems
›› Troubleshooting and documenting procedures for operating systems
Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Comparison with employment group

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.

Number In Employment

There are over 40,000 software engineers and designers working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)
Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Web Designers and Developers

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