Canadian Salary Survey – Trades

See table for salaries.


Electricans — Plumbers — Carpenters — Truck Drivers — Bricklayers — Mechanics — Line and Cable — Painters

The pay information below has been split into rough bands as follows:

›› Low pay:
The bottom 5 to 10 percent of workers earn this.
›› High pay:
The top 5 to 10 percent of workers earn this.
›› Average pay:
This is the median wage.

See table below for hourly wages.

Average Hourly Wages for Trades Jobs in Canada

Job Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Electrician Toronto $15 $32 $45
Calgary $36 $39 $43
Winnipeg $15 $26 $38
Plumber Toronto $15 $30 $46
Calgary $27 $30 $46
Winnipeg $17 $32 $38
Carpenter Toronto $15 $29 $38
Calgary $27 $32 $37
Winnipeg $14 $22 $35
Painter and Decorator Toronto $123 $21 $35
Calgary $15 $21 $36
Winnipeg $13 $19 $26
Truck Driver Toronto $12 $20 $29
Calgary $19 $27 $34
Winnipeg $13 $19 $32
Telecoms Line and Cable Workers Toronto $16 $28 $38
Calgary $20 $30 $50
Winnipeg $18 $32 $38
Bricklayer Toronto $27 $37 $40
Calgary $39
Winnipeg $21 $33 $37
Automotive Service Mechanic / Technician Toronto $12 $22 $35
Calgary $28 $35 $45
Winnipeg $12 $21 $32

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