Tool and Die Maker Salary Canada

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Average Tool and Die Maker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Tool and Die Makers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this employment is 7232.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: tool and die maker, metal mould maker, jig maker and die finisher.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver, British Columbia at $29.76 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta at $19.81 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 continue to be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future. Most job vacancies in this occupation will be due to replacement needs. Around 30% of vacancies will be due to growth.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Tool and Die Makers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 19.8119.8128.042013
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 19.8119.8128.042013
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 19.1629.76 45.362011
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.22 21.62 31.16 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario 20.00 28.00 35.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 12.8522.82 44.412011
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 11.2523.00 30.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.2526.00 35.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 13.6722.58 41.452011
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating machine tools to cut, bore and shape metal parts as required
›› Assembling and disassembling parts using hand tools
›› Using computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools to cut, bore and shape metal parts
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes tool and die makers, 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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