Customs Broker Salary Canada

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Average Customs, Ship and Other Broker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Customs, Ship and Other Brokers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1315.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: accounts customs broker, ship broker and ship agent.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $29.85 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $17.39 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies for this position.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Customs, Ship and Other Brokers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta(1) 13.24 29.85 90.65 2011
Edmonton – Alberta(1) 13.24 29.85 90.65 2011
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 10.72 21.49 36.88 2011
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.21 17.68 27.96 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 16.24 17.39 23.35 2011
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.50 26.35 2010
Toronto – Ontario 13.64 19.40 26.67 2015
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario 13.64 19.40 26.67 2015
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 13.64 19.40 26.67 2015
Stratford / Bruce Peninsula – Ontario(1) 13.64 19.40 26.67 2015
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 14.83 22.85 59.56 2011
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of customs brokers’ duties:
›› Preparing and processing import/export documents
›› Signing import/export documents on behalf of client, using power of attorney
›› Arranging the payment of duties and taxes
Examples of ship brokers’ duties:
›› Finding the most appropriate and cost-effective way of moving goods
›› Arranging for insurance coverage for cargo or for ships
›› Arranging for registration and licensing of ships
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations, which includes customs, ship and other brokers, is $26.32. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
Purchasing Agents and Officers
Purchasing and Inventory Clerks
Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
Shippers and Receivers

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