Mechanical Engineer Salary Canada

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Average Mechanical Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Mechanical Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2132.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: mechanical engineer, automotive engineer, refrigeration engineer and fluid mechanics engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $54.29 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $31.25 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $105,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Mechanical Engineers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 27.0454.2980.662017
Edmonton – Alberta* 31.0045.1089.422017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 24.0442.31 57.692016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.00 34.62 46.15 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 26.6737.5048.082016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 22.4437.9549.382016
Toronto – Ontario 24.04 38.46 46.152016
Ottawa – Ontario 23.0038.46 52.882016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 23.5641.67 62.502016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 23.0038.46 52.882016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 20.0031.25 38.462016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan27.5048.0071.63 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment
›› Overseeing the installation of equipment and machinery
›› Analysing dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
›› Investigating mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems
›› using computer-aided design (CAD) software for designing and modelling plans
Number in employment

There are over 37,000 mechanical engineers working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes mechanical engineers, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Aerospace Engineers
Civil Engineers
Drafting Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Designers
Mining Engineers
Petroleum Engineers

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