Average Salary in Canada – Average Canadian Salary

Canadian Salaries – Wages in Canada – Average Pay in Canada

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Average Salary in Canada

If you moved to Canada from another western economy a few years ago, you would most likely have found Canadian wages a bit lower than you expected.

This is generally not the case now.

The average salary in Canadian dollars has risen by around 24 percent since 2007.

In 2016 the average hourly earnings accross all employess in either full ot part-time work was $25.46. This compares to $20.56 in 2007.

Canadian Average Hourly Earnings 2016

Earnings
Classification
Average
Hourly
Earnings 2016
Average
Hourly
Earnings 2014
Average
Hourly
Earnings 2012
Males $27.29 $25.93 $25.01
Females $23.55 $22.35 $21.49
Full Time Employees $26.91 $25.57 $24.57
Part Time Employees $17.93 $16.99 $16.34

Looking at weekly wages in the table below we see that the highest paid sector by a considerable margin is mining and oil/gas drilling, followed by work in the utilities: water, electricity and telecommunications.

The accommodation and food services sector followed by the arts, entertainment and recreation sector provide their employees with the lowest average weekly salaries.

Average Weekly Wages in Canada in 2016

Profession Average
Weekly Wage
June 2016
Average
Weekly Wage
June 2014
Average
Weekly Wage
June 2012
Forestry, logging and support $1,036 $1,055 $973
Mining and quarrying, and oil and gas extraction $1,951 $2,056 $1,815
Utilities $1,674 $1,791 $1,621
Construction $1,230 $1,208 $1,130
Manufacturing $1095 $1,048 $1,003
Wholesale trade $1,169 $1,119 $1,054
Retail trade $571 $556 $538
Transportation and warehousing $1,044 $991 $924
Information and cultural industries $1,304 $1,142 $1,086
Finance and insurance $1,254 $1,205 $1,071
Real estate and rental and leasing $994 $972 $872
Professional, scientific and technical services $1,285 $1,320 $1,234
Management of companies and enterprises $1,474 $1,292 $1,280
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services $808 $743 $706
Educational services $1,051 $1,016 $1,024
Health care and social assistance $869 $852 $824
Arts, entertainment and recreation $577 $573 $534
Accommodation and food services $382 $372 $375
Other services (excluding public administration) $804 $745 $751
Public administration $1,203 $1,181 $1,118
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Looking at jobs throughout Canada, typical wages are as follows:

Average Hourly Wages in Canada in 2016

Profession Av.
Hourly
Wage
Retail Sales / Sales Clerk $15
Data Entry Clerk $18
Bookkeeper $20
Accounting Clerk $20
Truck Driver $22
Carpenter $24
Executive Assistant $27
Plumber $28
Electrician $28
Social Worker $31
Architect $32
Registered Nurse $38
Physiotherapist $38
Computer Engineer (not software) $40
Lawyer $57
Computer & Info Sys Manager $62
Engineering Manager $67
Dentist $75

In practice, wages vary from city to city and province to province – sometimes quite widely. Here are pay scales for jobs in Toronto, Calgary and Winnipeg:

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Wages for Business, Finance and Administration Jobs

Wages for Science / Technology Jobs

Wages for Health Jobs

Wages for Social and Education Jobs

Wages for Arts, Writing and Recreation Jobs

Wages for Sales and Service Jobs

Wages for Trades Jobs

And here are more detailed salaries for jobs in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Fredericton, Halifax, Windsor-Essex County, Kitchener, Ottawa, Guelph, Prince Edward Island, Saskatoon, Montreal and Winnipeg:

Average Salary in Canada by Career and Location: Updated 2016

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Health And Medical Average Salaries

Health and Medical Salaries – Main Page

Ambulance Attendants Paramedics

Audiologists/Speech Language Pathologists

Cardiology Technologists

Dental Assistants

Dental Hygienists/Therapists

Dental Technologists

Dentists

Dietitians and Nutritionists

General Practitioners and Family Physicians

Head Nurses and Supervisors

Licensed Practical Nurses

Medical Laboratory Technicians

Medical Laboratory Technologists

Medical Radiation Technologists

Medical Sonographers

Midwives/Natural Healing

Nurse Aides/Orderlies

Nurse Practitioners

Occupational Therapists

Opticians

Optometrists

Pharmacists

Physiotherapists

Registered Nurses

Veterinarians

Veterinary Technicians

Business and Finance Average Salaries

Business Finance Administration – Main Salary Page

Accounting Related Clerks

Administrative Clerks

Administrative Officers

Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks

Bookkeepers

Conference and Event Planners

Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors

Customer Service Information and Related Clerks

Customer Service Representatives – Financial Services

Customs, Ship and Other Brokers

Data Entry Clerks

Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations

Executive Assistants

Financial Auditors and Accountants

Financial and Investment Analysts

General Office Clerks

Specialists in Human Resources

Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners

Insurance Underwriters

Legal Secretaries

Mail, Postal and Related Clerks

Medical Secretaries

Payroll Clerks

Personnel Clerks

Personnel and Recruitment Officers

Property Administrators

Purchasing Agents and Officers

Purchasing and Inventory Clerks

Receptionists and Switchboard Operators

Secretaries

Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers

Shippers and Receivers

Storekeepers and Parts Clerks

Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks

Supervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Clerks

Supervisors Library Correspondence and Related Information Clerks

Sales and Service Average Salaries

Sales and Service Salaries – Main Page

Bakers

Bartenders

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Cashiers

Casino Occupations

Chefs

Cooks

Correctional Service Officers

Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations

Firefighters

Food Service Supervisors

Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Hairstylists and Barbers

Hotel Front Desk Clerks

Insurance Agents and Brokers

Janitors and Caretakers

Police Officers (Except Commissioned)

Real Estate Agents and Salespersons

Retail Trade Supervisors

School Teacher Assistants

Security Guards

Tour and Travel Guides

Scientific and Engineering Average Salaries

Scientific, Engineering and Technical Salaries – Main Page

Aerospace Engineers

Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors

Architects

Biologists and Related Scientists

Chemical Engineers

Chemists

Civil Engineers

Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)

Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

Construction Estimators

Drafting Technologists and Technicians

Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Forestry Professionals

Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists

Industrial Designers

Land Surveyors

Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

Mechanical Engineers

Mining Engineers

Petroleum Engineers

Physicists and Astronomers

Software Engineers

Web Designers and Developers

Social and Education Average Salaries

Social and Education Salaries – Main Page

College and Other Vocational Instructors

Community and Social Service Worker Salaries

Early Childhood Educator Salaries

Economist Salaries

Education Policy Researcher Salaries

Elementary School and Kindergarten Teacher Salaries

Employment Counsellor Salaries

Family Marriage and other related Counsellor Salaries

Health Policy Researcher Salaries

Lawyers and Quebec Notary Salaries

Natural and Applied Science Policy Researcher Salaries

Paralegal and Related Occupation Salaries

Psychologist Salaries

Recreation/Sports Supervisor Salaries

Secondary School Teacher Salaries

Social Policy Researcher Salaries

Social Worker Salaries

University Professor Salaries

Trades and Transport Average Salaries

Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators Salaries – Main Page

Automotive Service Technicians, Truck Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers

Boilermakers

Bricklayers

Bus Drivers Subway Transit Operators

Cabinetmakers

Carpenters

Concrete Finishers

Crane Operators

Drillers and Blasters

Electricians

Gas Fitters

Glaziers

Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

Industrial Electricians

Insulators

Ironworkers

Material Handlers

Motor Vehicle Body Repairers

Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics

Painters and Decorators

Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers

Plumbers

Printing Press Operators

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

Roofers and Shinglers

Sheet Metal Workers

Tilesetters

Tool and Die Makers

Truck Drivers

Upholsterers

Welders and Related Machine Operators

Arts Average Salaries

Arts Salaries – Main Page

Interior Designer Salaries

Museums and Art Gallery Salaries

Graphic Arts Technicians Salaries

Journalist Salaries

Public Relations Salaries

Graphic Designers and Illustrator Salaries

Librarian Salaries

Library and Archive Technicians

Recreation and Sport Instructor Salaries

Translator and Interpreter Salaries

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References and Further Information
Academic Salaries (pdf document)
Wages by Job Type and Canadian Location
Canadian Statistics