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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 $20.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $11.50 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $45,000.
Government labour market data indicates that there will be more job seekers than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. The number of school leavers alone is projected to significantly exceed total job openings.
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*||13.00||19.87||43.27||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||13.65||15.00||34.14||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||13.00||20.00||27.92||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||11.15||15.00||23.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.00||12.90||21.51||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||10.85||11.50||25.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||11.60||14.00||26.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||11.60||15.00||35.00||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||11.60||14.00||26.50||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||11.60||13.50||34.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||11.25||12.00||18.70||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||11.25||14.75||24.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||12.00||16.00||25.00||2016|
There are over 130,000 athletes, coaches, sports officials and recreation, sport & fitness instructors working in Canada.
The 2018 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 $25.95. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $48,000.