Electrician (Except Industrial and Power System) Salary Canada

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Average Electrician’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System).

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7241.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: electrician, construction electrician, wiring electrician, building electrician and apprentice electrician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $39.26 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $22.15 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $75,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in British Columbia and Ontario.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Electricians in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 30.00 39.26 42.27 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 29.41 35.15 43.99 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 15.00 28.00 43.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 18.50 35.00 43.22 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.00 23.50 40.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.00 24.92 36.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 17.31 35.00 44.25 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 20.00 32.00 43.50 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 17.50 32.00 48.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.00 27.32 42.74 2018
Prince Edward Island 15.00 22.15 28.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 19.00 36.29 40.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar- Saskatchewan 21.54 34.00 44.25 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Reading and interpreting drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications
›› Installing, replacing and repairing lighting fixtures, switches, relays and other and electrical control and distribution equipment
›› Testing continuity of circuits and carrying out electrical safety checks and maintenance programs
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes electricians (except industrial and power system), is $31.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,240, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $64,000.

Number in employment

There are over 93,000 electricians (except industrial and power system) working in Canada.

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