Chemical Engineers Salary Canada

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Average Chemical Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Chemical Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2134.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: chemical engineer, biochemical engineer, petrochemical engineer, electrochemical engineer and polymer engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $58.24 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $34.85 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $100,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will exceed the job vacancies in this occupation for the near future. Job vacancies will come from both new positions due to expansion demand and retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Chemical Engineers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 43.14 58.24 71.50 2017
Edmonton – Alberta 33.00 47.43 79.59 2016
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(1) 25.37 42.00 74.62 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario 22.12 34.85 64.90 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 22.12 34.85 64.90 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 22.12 34.85 64.90 2016
London – Ontario 22.12 34.85 64.90 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 20.88 36.06 62.98 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Conducting research into the development of chemical engineering processes
›› Designing and testing chemical processing and equipment
›› Helping to oversee the day-to-day running of a processing plant
Comparison with employment unit

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes chemical 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 10,000 chemical engineers working in Canada.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Industrial Designers
Mechanical Engineers
Mining Engineers
Petroleum Engineers

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