Computer Engineer Salary Canada

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Average Computer Engineer’s Salary — Computer Engineers’ Wages in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Computer Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2147.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: computer engineer, hardware engineer, network systems engineer and telecommunications systems specialist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $44.23 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $35.01 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $95,000.

Employment prospects for computer engineers are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Computer Engineers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 34.03 43.75 66.37 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 26.20 40.00 45.09 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 17.31 37.50 57.69 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.00 43.59 50.48 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 24.52 35.01 45.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 23.08 43.27 60.73 2018
Toronto – Ontario 21.63 43.27 53.85 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 32.31 44.23 61.54 2018
London – Ontario(1) 22.00 44.23 61.54 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 22.00 44.23 61.54 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 22.00 44.23 61.54 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 23.08 43.27 60.73 2018
Montreal – Quebec 25.64 42.74 57.69 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 23.08 43.27 60.73 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing and developing computer system architecture and specifications
›› Designing and developing microprocessors, integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers
›› Developing and conducting design verification simulations
Visa

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

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes computer engineers (except software engineers and designers), 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 23,000 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) working in Canada.

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