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Average Community and Social Service Worker’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Community and Social Service Workers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4212.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: social services worker, mental health worker, child and youth worker, rehabilitation worker and youth worker.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario at $23.08 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $15.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $50,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation will be balanced for the near future. Jobs in this position may pay at the minimum wage rates. This profession has a high turnover rate as many leave to become social workers.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Community and Social Service Workers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.00||21.28||43.96||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||14.68||19.83||44.03||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||15.00||20.04||28.60||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.00||17.25||28.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||12.80||15.00||19.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||16.27||21.00||35.46||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||22.00||35.56||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.00||22.13||31.67||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.29||23.08||37.22||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.50||22.15||34.78||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||15.00||22.00||30.77||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||13.50||20.57||31.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||15.00||21.63||33.83||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services, which includes community and social service workers, is $24.96. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $840, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $44,000.
There are over 132,000 social and community service men and women working in Canada.