Industrial Electrician Salary Canada

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Average Industrial Electrician’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Industrial Electricians.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7242.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: industrial electrician, mine electrician and plant maintenance electrician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar, Saskatchewan at $40.27 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $26.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $80,000.

The government forecasts that there will be enough job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. The expected large increase in capital spending on infrastructure and engineering projects should improve employment prospects for industrial electricians. Employment prospects are expected to be good in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Industrial Electricians in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 30.0039.0041.132017
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.9240.0049.492017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 21.0035.00 44.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 18.15 30.00 34.802016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.0026.5035.502016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 15.0028.1038.002016
Toronto – Ontario 18.56 33.00 40.502016
London – Ontario(1) 20.00 33.00 40.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 20.00 33.00 40.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.00 33.00 40.002016
Prince Edward Island 16.0028.50 42.002016
Montreal – Quebec(1) 18.5329.55 37.502016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan18.0040.2750.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Installing, replacing or repairing electrical wiring, switch boxes, cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
›› Maintaining, repairing, testing and installing electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and electrical control systems
›› Conducting maintenance programs and safety checks
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes industrial electricians, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 33,000 industrial and power system electricians working in Canada.

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