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

JobLocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
ElectricianToronto$15$32$45
Calgary$36$39$43
Winnipeg$15$26$38
PlumberToronto$15$30$46
Calgary$27$30$46
Winnipeg$17$32$38
CarpenterToronto$15$29$38
Calgary$27$32$37
Winnipeg$14$22$35
Painter and DecoratorToronto$123$21$35
Calgary$15$21$36
Winnipeg$13$19$26
Truck DriverToronto$12$20$29
Calgary$19$27$34
Winnipeg$13$19$32
Telecoms Line and Cable WorkersToronto$16$28$38
Calgary$20$30$50
Winnipeg$18$32$38
BricklayerToronto$27$37$40
Calgary$39
Winnipeg$21$33$37
Automotive Service Mechanic / TechnicianToronto$12$22$35
Calgary$28$35$45
Winnipeg$12$21$32

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