Bookkeeper Salary Canada

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Average Bookkeepers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Bookkeepers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1311.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: bookkeeper and bookkeeping clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $26.92 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are in Prince Edward Island at $16.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $45,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation is expected to remain balanced for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies in this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bookkeepers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*18.0026.9239.422017
Edmonton – Alberta*16.3523.1641.212017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 12.0221.22 34.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.50 20.5130.512016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 13.0018.0026.44 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.0020.00 32.052016
Toronto – Ontario12.6020.19 34.072016
Ottawa – Ontario14.0023.0833.852016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario12.5021.0030.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario13.2520.5131.252016
Prince Edward Island 12.0016.0026.15 2016
Montreal – Quebec12.5023.5931.082016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.42 22.1233.752016


Examples of bookkeepers’ duties:
›› Keeping financial records
›› Reconciling accounts and and preparing financial statements
›› Completing and submiting tax remittance forms
›› Calculating and preparing payments for payrolls, utility, tax and other bills
Comparison with employment group

The largest sector of employment for bookkeepers is professional, scientific and technical services.

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations, which includes bookkeepers, is $26.32. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 100,000 bookkeepers working in Canada.

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