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Average Recreation and Sport Instructor’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Recreation and Sport Instructors.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5254.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: fitness instructor, lifeguard, personal trainer, recreation program leader, ski instructor and yoga instructor.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $19.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $13.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $45,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future, after a recent surplus of workers. School leavers will be a significant source of supply for this occupation.
Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Recreation and Sport Instructors in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.48||17.34||32.50||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.00||18.97||33.65||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||13.85||19.00||30.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||11.65||15.00||24.36||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.50||13.00||20.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.55||13.75||25.00||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||16.00||26.92||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||14.00||18.25||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.00||14.00||22.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||15.30||28.08||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.25||13.50||23.57||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||14.50||22.75||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||11.32||15.33||25.00||2018|
There are over 148,000 athletes, coaches, sports officials and recreation, sport & fitness instructors working in Canada.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness, is $29.06. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1081, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $56,000.