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Average Material Handler’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Material Handlers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7452.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: coal handler, furniture mover, stockpiler, warehouseman and truck loader.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $21.80 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $15.00 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.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Material Handlers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 15.10 21.80 26.23 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 16.00 20.66 28.91 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 13.85 16.50 30.96 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.00 18.40 27.12 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.00 15.00 22.10 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.55 16.50 25.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 17.00 26.50 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 18.05 29.40 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.00 18.00 34.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.00 19.00 26.50 2018
Prince Edward Island 12.25 16.00 23.08 2018
Montreal – Quebec 12.50 16.00 24.62 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 13.00 19.50 28.85 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Moving furniture and household appliances on and off trucks or vans
›› Using winches to load and unload products and materials
›› Storing and retrieving products or materials in warehouses
›› Loading and unloading chemicals or liquids from storage tanks using hoses or pipes
Number in employment

There are over 210,000 people employed as material handlers and longshore workers in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers is $22.07. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $800, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $42,000.

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