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 Calgary, Alberta at $51.44 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $34.87 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $90,000.

Employment prospects for computer engineers are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced 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
Calgary – Alberta* 27.40 51.44 70.45 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 28.85 37.98 61.84 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 25.48 40.50 50.61 2015
Winnipeg – Manitoba 23.56 34.87 45.50 2013
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 24.04 41.03 47.25 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 24.04 41.03 47.25 2016
Toronto – Ontario 28.85 38.46 60.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 29.42 45.67 60.00 2016
London – Ontario 26.92 38.50 60.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 26.92 38.50 60.00 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 26.92 38.50 60.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 30.00 40.87 60.43 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


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

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

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes computer engineers (except software engineers and designers), is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 20,000 computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) working in Canada.

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Software Engineers
Web Designers and Developers

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