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