Employment Counsellor Salary Canada

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Average Employment Counsellor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Employment Counsellors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4156.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: career counsellor, employment counsellor and vocational counsellor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $32.80 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $21.13 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $65,000.

Government labour market indicators forecast that the number of job seekers will be enough to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Employment Counsellors in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*23.0626.7446.942017
Edmonton – Alberta*21.8632.8044.512017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 21.0023.50 28.212016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.0021.13 33.002016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.9324.6233.332016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 14.9324.6233.332016
Toronto – Ontario 24.0426.6737.362016
Ottawa – Ontario 15.2525.6037.952016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 15.2525.6037.952016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.2525.6037.952016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 18.4523.9030.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan18.0023.0433.102016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Interviewing clients to obtain employment history, educational background and career goals
›› Assisting clients with job readiness skills, writing CVs and preparing clients for job interviews
›› Advising employers on employment related issues
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes employment counsellors, is $37.73. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,353, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $70,000.

Number in employment

There are over 20,000 employment counsellors working in Canada.

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