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 and Lecturers.

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 Alberta at $54.35 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $32.21 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $105,000.

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 – Alberta*(1)41.1354.3586.612017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)41.1354.3586.612017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 17.3140.0072.122016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 20.43 41.4668.682016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 20.1932.2157.692016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 21.3544.5865.382016
Toronto – Ontario 21.5043.0076.922016
Ottawa – Ontario 24.0455.2874.042016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 28.85 49.4579.332016
London – Ontario 24.3552.8865.772016
Prince Edward Island 22.4539.00 60.102016
Montreal – Quebec 20.0046.63 65.932016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan20.0048.0874.522016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes university professors and lecturers, is $38.16. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,428, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $74,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 65,000 university professors and lecturers working in Canada.

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