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Average Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3413.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: nurse aide, hospital attendant, orderly and patient service associate.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $45,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $22.14 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $14.44 per hour.
Employment prospects for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are good in Canada. The government forecasts that because the Canadian population is aging, the demand in this profession will increase for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||16.00||21.20||23.26||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.00||21.49||24.47||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.00||21.00||34.48||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.00||18.73||22.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.35||14.44||21.24||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||14.79||17.34||22.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.25||20.00||32.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.00||19.35||27.88||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||15.00||19.48||25.25||2016|
|Kitchener/ Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||19.00||25.80||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||12.00||19.31||23.75||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||11.25||19.23||22.50||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||15.00||22.14||25.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for assisting occupations in health, which includes nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates, is $21.32. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $760, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $40,000.