Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors Salary Canada

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Average Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1513.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: courier, delivery person, messenger and flyer distributor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $29.16 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $12.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $28,000 – $38,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation is expected to remain balanced for the near future. Retirements will be almost exclusively the main source of job vacancies in this occupation. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 29.16 2017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 29.16 2017
Lower Mainland – Southwest – British Columbia 11.35 12.50 25.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.50 12.00 25.00 2015
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.00 12.95 20.47 2015
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 10.85 15.85 26.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 11.60 17.00 28.00 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 11.60 14.73 27,00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.60 14.73 27.00 2016
London – Ontario 11.60 14.73 27.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 11.25 16.00 27.50 2015
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 10.96 16.46 25.00 2016


Examples of duties include:
›› Collecting items for delivery from businesses or private homes
›› Collecting payment for items delivered
›› Keeping record of items received and delivered
Number in employment

There are over 30,000 couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for distribution, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations, which includes couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors, is $21.98. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $795, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $41,000.

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