Electrical Engineer Salary Canada

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Average Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2133.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: electrical engineer, electronics engineer, television systems engineer and instrumentation and control engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Ottawa – Ontario at $48.08 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $33.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $95,000.

Government data indicates that the number of job seekers will be balanced with job vacancies in this profession for the near future. The majority of job vacancies will come from retirements.

Average Hourly Wages for Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 26.4444.0880.532017
Edmonton – Alberta* 30.0039.4183.652017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 26.4438.46 67.312016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 20.00 38.46 69.43 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 24.0433.0064.102016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 28.2140.8746.152014
Toronto – Ontario 23.00 38.50 70.192016
Ottawa – Ontario 25.0048.08 63.462016
London – Ontario 25.0040.87 66.672016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 25.0040.87 66.672016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 24.3836.00 58.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan25.9640.8763.29 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Supervising and inspecting electrical and electronic systems
›› Investigating electrical or electronic failures
›› Developing and designing electrical and electronic systems
Comparison with employment unit

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes electrical and electronics engineers, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 electrical and electronics engineers working in Canada.


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

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Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)
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