Early Childhood Education Salary Canada

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Average Early Childhood Educators and Assistant’s Salary in Canada

The table above details the hourly wages for Early Childhood Educators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4214.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: early childhood educator, pre-school teacher, day-care worker and child-care worker.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $19.40 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $14.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $45,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.65 14.00 22.68 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.50 15.50 16.50 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.55 15.00 20.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 18.46 31.74 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 17.00 28.19 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.00 19.00 28.00 2018
London – Ontario 14.00 17.00 26.27 2018
Prince Edward Island 12.25 15.00 20.19 2018
Montreal – Quebec 13.00 19.40 24.56 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 11.75 15.00 27.04 2018
Calgary – Alberta* 15.20 17.50 27.86 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 15.00 17.14 30.57 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 13.85 18.00 26.00 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Leading children in activities such as reading stories, teaching songs and nursery rhymes and playing games
›› Helping children with their eating, dressing and toilet habits
›› Assessing the skills, abilities, interests and needs of children
Number in employment

There are over 240,000 early childhood educators and assistants working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services, which includes early childhood educators and assistants, is $24.96. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $840, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $44,000.

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