University Professor Salary Canada

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Average University Professor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for University Professors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4011.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: university professor, university lecturer, university visiting scholar and university instructor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $48.08 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $35.90 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $95,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. However, there may still be shortages in certain fields of study.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for University Professors in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta24.0445.6770.112014
Edmonton – Alberta20.0043.5969.232014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.8738.4660.102014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.07 36.0660.002014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.6335.9057.692014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 18.4639.5257.692014
Toronto – Ontario 24.0443.0078.462014
Ottawa – Ontario 19.2348.0875.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.12 43.9667.572014
London – Ontario 21.0945.1975.002014
Prince Edward Island 19.7836.54 60.102014
Montreal – Quebec 17.0039.19 62.502014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan17.8843.7572.662014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Teach university courses to undergraduate and graduate students
›› Preparing and delivering lectures to students
›› Conducting research and publishing results in academic journals or books

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 law and social, community and government services, which includes university professors, is $34.89. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,326, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $69,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 60,000 university professors working in Canada.

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