Community Service Worker Salary Canada

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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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Assisting clients in using community resources
›› Assessing eligibility of clients for social benefits
›› Implementing life skills workshops and a variety of other programs to help clients
Comparison with employment group

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.

Number in employment

There are over 132,000 social and community service men and women working in Canada.

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