Office Assistant Salary Canada

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Average General Office Clerk’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for General Office Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1411.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: general office clerk, general office support worker, office assistant and typist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $25.01 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $19.23 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $50,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly Wages for General Office Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 17.0023.0036.852017
Edmonton – Alberta* 15.0025.0133.782017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 13.2721.00 29.302016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.50 19.43 26.50 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.0019.2328.822016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.0020.0027.692016
Toronto – Ontario 12.00 20.00 31.222016
Ottawa – Ontario 13.00 22.59 28.572016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 13.00 21.25 28.572016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.00 21.63 29.242016
Prince Edward Island 11.5021.39 27.002016
Montreal – Quebec 12.5020.00 30.222016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0020.0030.65 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Providing general information to clients and the public
›› Processing incoming and outgoing mail
›› Ordering office supplies
›› Answering telephone, face-to-face or electronic enquiries
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes general office clerks, is $22.13. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $805, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $42,000.

Number in employment

There are over 150,000 general office support workers / clerks working in Canada.

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