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 10 percent of workers earn this.
›› High pay:
The top 10 percent of workers earn this.
›› Average pay:
The average wage in this sector after removing the bottom 10 percent and the top 10 percent of workers. Average pay is then calculated on the remaining 80 percent of workers’ wages.

Average Hourly Wages for Trades Jobs in Canada

JobLocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
ElectricianToronto$14$27$37
Calgary$24$34$39
Winnipeg$12$23$34
PlumberToronto$14$25$37
Calgary$17$31$38
Winnipeg$14$23$31
CarpenterToronto$16$25$32
Calgary$12$30$35
Winnipeg$15$20$28
Painter and DecoratorToronto$13$20$30
Calgary$17$29$37
Winnipeg$16$20$27
Truck DriverToronto$17$21$29
Calgary$17$23$37
Winnipeg$13$17$33
Telecoms Line and Cable WorkersToronto$13$19$29
Calgary$12$24$39
Winnipeg$12$17$25
BricklayerToronto$17$25$33
Calgary$18$35$39
Winnipeg$18$25$33
Automotive Service Mechanic / TechnicianToronto$11$18$28
Calgary$21$31$36
Winnipeg$12$18$28

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