Dietitian and Nutritionist Salary Canada

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Average Dietitian and Nutritionist Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Dietitians and Nutritionists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3132.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: clinical dietitian, nutrition and dietetics researcher and registered nutritionist.

A typical full-time annual salary for this profession is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $48.11 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswickc at $29.09 per hour.

Employment prospects for dietitians and nutritionists are good in Canada. The government forecasts that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job openings. It is expected that over half of all job openings will arise from expansion demand.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 34.56 48.11 51.41 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 44.33 47.22 52.14 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 23.85 33.00 40.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 24.00 36.50 47.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 25.00 29.09 36.58 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 23.08 33.32 38.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 21.40 37.62 42.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 22.00 37.62 42.00 2018
London – Ontario 22.00 37.62 42.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 30.16 36.06 41.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 23.50 37.00 44.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 20.00 35.00 42.00 2018
Saskatoon – Saskatchewan* 25.00 34.60 41.42 2018


Dietitians may do some of the following duties:
›› Planning special diets or providing specialised nutrition support for patients
›› Counseling patients about their lifestyle and eating habits
›› Developing, administering and supervising nutrition and food preparation in hospitals, schools, company cafeterias or similar settings
›› Analysing the nutritional content of food
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes dietitians, is $43.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,600, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $83,000.


Registration with a regulatory body is required for nutritionists in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and (as a registered dietician-nutritionist) in New Brunswick.


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

Number in employment

There are over 12,000 dietitians and nutritionists working in Canada.

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