Executive Assistant Salary Canada

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Average Executive Assistant’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Executive Assistants.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1222.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: executive assistant, special assistant and corporate secretary.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $34.95 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $23.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

Employment prospects for executive assistants are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Executive Assistants in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*25.0034.9564.632017
Edmonton – Alberta*23.0034.5750.782017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.9525.0031.252016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.00 23.80 32.21 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 16.80 24.04 30.77 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.0023.5229.382016
Toronto – Ontario 12.00 26.4438.462016
Ottawa – Ontario 19.63 25.7440.382016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.0026.4438.462016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.0026.4438.462016
Prince Edward Island 16.95 23.50 30.53 2016
Montreal – Quebec 13.8024.0034.36 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 11.84 25.00 36.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Establishing and co-ordinating administrative policies and procedures for officials
›› Preparing summary briefs and reports to executives
›› Preparing agendas and making arrangements for meetings
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes executive assistants, is $26.37. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $945, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $49,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 executive assistants working in Canada.

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