Aerospace Engineers Salary Canada

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Average Aerospace Engineers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Aerospace Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2146.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: aerospace engineer, aircraft design engineer and aerodynamics engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta at $53.01 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $31.08 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $110,000.

Employment prospects for aerospace engineers are good in Canada. The government forecasts that the number of job seekers will be insufficient to fill the job vacancies for the near future. The strength of the aerospace sector will create higher than average employment growth for this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Aerospace Engineers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)51.4953.0161.012013
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)51.4953.0161.012013
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia17.5336.6651.94 2011
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.27 35.1041.26 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia22.7431.0844.392011
Toronto – Ontario21.0038.4657.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario21.0038.4657.002016
Ottawa – Ontario30.5544.7958.132016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)21.0038.4657.002016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1)22.5044.3868.272016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing and developing aerospace vehicles, systems and components
›› Co-ordinating ground and flight tests of air and spacecraft
›› Collecting and analysing test data

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes aerospace engineers, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 aerospace and other professional engineers working in Canada.

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