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Average Dentist Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Dentists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3113.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: dentist, endodontist, orthodontist and periodontist.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $120,000 – $240,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatchewan at $96.15 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $38.59 per hour.
Employment prospects for dentists are very good in Canada. The government forecasts that because the Canadian population is aging, the demand for dentists will increase for the near future.
Average (Median) Hourly Wages for Dentists in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta(2)||33.72||64.08||143.63||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta(2)||27.59||63.85||139.33||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(2)||12.41||38.59||84.44||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba(2)||18.43||61.64||147.95||2011|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||–||–||–||–|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia-||–||–||–||–|
|Toronto – Ontario(2)||23.24||61.89||129.93||2011|
|Ottawa – Ontario(2)||24.16||66.47||181.04||2011|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(2)||17.23||59.95||136.58||2011|
|London – Ontario(2)||22.75||68.98||148.81||2011|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec(2)||24.55||57.86||155.11||2011|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*(1)||96.15||2013|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes dentists, is $37.88. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $75,000.
Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required for this occupation.
There are over 21,000 dentists working in Canada.