Welder Salary Canada

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Average Welder’s and Related Machine Operator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7237.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: welder, brazer, electric arc welder, solderer, gas welder and machine welder.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $34.91 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $19.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

The government forecasts that there will continue to be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future. The construction industry is expected to slow down, affecting employment in this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 25.5034.9145.002015
Edmonton – Alberta* 22.0031.0043.272015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.0028.00 37.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 20.00 28.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.5019.0033.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0025.4041.202014
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 21.47 32.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 21.47 32.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.2520.00 30.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.0021.98 29.792014
Prince Edward Island 11.3319.14 28.002014
Montreal – Quebec 13.0020.00 34.652014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan18.0025.6544.43 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating flame cutting equipment, brazing and soldering equipment
›› Using metal shaping machines to shape and bend metal
›› Replacing worn out metal parts by welding on new metal
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes welders and related machine operators, 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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