Tour and Travel Guides Salary Canada

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Average Tour and Travel Guide’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Tour and Travel Guides.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6351.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: tourist guide, travel guide, tour escort, sightseeing guide and ski resort host.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $17.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia at $12.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $35,000.

Government data indicates that there will be more than enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Tour and Travel Guides in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*14.0017.0028.122015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)13.0016.0026.252015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia10.5613.5019.00 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 10.6512.0016.502014
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)10.7012.0020.422014
Toronto – Ontario(1)11.2512.5419.252014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)11.2512.5419.252014
Ottawa – Ontario(1)11.2512.5419.252014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)11.2512.5419.252014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1)10.7513.0020.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Escorting people on trips or tours
›› Describing points of interest and answering questions
›› Giving out written information about history, architecture or other points of interest
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations, which includes tour and travel guides, is $16.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $600, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $31,000.

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