Civil Engineer Salary Canada

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Average Civil Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Civil Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2131.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: civil engineer, surveying engineer, structural engineer, construction engineer and environmental engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $50.20 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $32.31 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $105,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Job vacancies will result from retirements and employment growth. Immigrants will be a major source of supply for this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Civil Engineers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 33.60 50.20 75.00 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 34.50 48.90 67.71 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 27.13 44.23 64.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 27.40 38.46 57.69 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 22.37 41.83 54.36 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 21.00 36.41 53.85 2018
Toronto – Ontario 22.84 38.46 61.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 23.50 41.21 61.54 2018
London – Ontario 23.50 38.00 63.71 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.51 40.87 65.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 26.00 32.31 40.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 23.50 34.87 49.18 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 28.85 40.00 62.50 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Discussing project requirements with clients
›› Planning and designing civil projects such as buildings, roads and bridges
›› Preparing reports, working drawings and other specifications
›› Acting as site supervisor for construction work
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes civil engineers, is $43.86. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,634, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $85,000.

Visa

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

Number In Employment

There are over 50,000 civil engineers working in Canada.

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Architects
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