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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
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|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|
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.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
There are over 50,000 civil engineers working in Canada.