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Average Veterinarian Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Veterinarians.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3114.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: veterinarian, veterinary pathologist and veterinary inspector.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary – Alberta at $79.67 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $95,000 – $140,000.
Employment prospects for veterinarians are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Veterinarians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||–||79.67||151.44||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||–||52.00||151.44||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia(1)(2)||–||43.73||73.75||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba(1),(2)||–||44.51||66.32||2016|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(3),(2)||–||43.62||71.62||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1),(2)||–||37.56||53.51||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario(2)||–||41.93||85.68||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario(2)||–||47.78||77.02||2016|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(1)(2)||–||42.92||76.33||2016|
|London – Ontario(1)(2)||–||42.92||76.33||2016|
|Prince Edward Island(3)(2)||–||43.62||71.62||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec(1),(2)||–||42.67||66.95||2016|
|Saskatoon – Saskatchewan(1),(2)||–||43.03||67.46||2016|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes veterinarians, is $43.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,600, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $83,000.
Provincial licensing is required for this occupation.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
There are over 10,000 veterinarians working in Canada.