Funeral Directors and Embalmers Salary Canada

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Average Canadian Funeral Directors and Embalmer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6346.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: funeral services director, embalmer, undertaker and funeral director.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $25.48 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $18.27 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $50,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment growth in this profession tends to follow population growth.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Funeral Directors and Embalmers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta(1)13.0723.6843.662011
Edmonton – Alberta(1)13.0723.6843.662011
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia15.5625.48202.35 2011
Winnipeg – Manitoba(1) 10.70 21.7740.16 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.0018.2726.882016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)14.0722.9430.852011
Toronto – Ontario11.6021.0030.772016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario11.6021.0030.772016
Ottawa – Ontario(1)11.6021.0030.772016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)11.6021.0030.772016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1)14.5721.6430.182011
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)12.3222.0044.002013


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Giving advice on funeral arrangements
›› Managing funeral home operations
›› Preserving and preparing human remains for funeral services
›› Issuing death notices to newspapers
Comparison with employment unit

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes funeral directors and embalmers, is $17.54. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $640, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $33,000.

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