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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 $27.22 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $21.00 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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||20.79||22.57||37.00||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||20.63||27.22||42.74||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||21.78||25.50||28.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||16.39||21.00||30.88||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||17.00||23.08||37.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||16.53||22.00||30.22||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||16.00||26.37||51.28||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||17.05||26.37||49.00||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||17.50||22.00||42.44||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||17.05||26.37||49.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||16.00||25.78||29.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||21.80||22.00||28.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)||21.00||27.45||33.10||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes employment counsellors, is $40.77. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $75,000.
There are over 19,000 employment counsellors working in Canada.