Lawyers and Quebec Notaries Salary Canada

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Average Lawyer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Lawyers and Quebec Notaries.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4112.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: lawyer, Quebec notary, solicitor and barrister.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto – Ontario at $73.17 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $45.86 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $100,000 – $200,000.

Employment prospects for lawyers and Quebec notaries are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Lawyers and Quebec Notaries in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 35.71 72.12 149.04 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.00 63.70 102.73 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia(2) 61.18 139.71 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba(2) 54.26 99.98 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(2) 48.58 74.57 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(2) 59.40 95.38 2016
Toronto – Ontario(2) 73.17 219.24 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(2) 63.20 127.70 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(2) 61.79 142.99 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(2,(1) 67.51 183.09 2016
Prince Edward Island(2) 45.86 74.31 2016
Montreal – Quebec(2) 50.84 143.47 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(2) 58.78 97.63 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Advising clients of their legal rights and matters relating to law
›› Drawing up legal documents such as real estate transactions, wills and divorces
›› Researching legal precedents and gathering evidence
Number in employment

There are almost 100,000 people employed as judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries in Canada.

Comparison with employment unit

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes lawyers and Quebec notaries, is $40.77. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $75,000.

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