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Average Occupations in Public Relation’s and Communication’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Occupations in Public Relations and Communications.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1123.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: press secretary, publicist, communications officer, media relations officer, public relations officer and information officer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $35.79 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $26.44 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.

Employment prospects for professional occupations in public relations and communications are good in Canada as their profession remains in high demand.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Occupations in Public Relations and Communications in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 19.8235.7966.292017
Edmonton – Alberta* 18.5134.7359.282017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.0027.0048.082016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.9528.1343.412016
Fredericton – New Brunswick 16.8328.2142.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.0027.4757.692016
Toronto – Ontario 18.2730.0053.852016
Ottawa – Ontario 16.0033.3349.082016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(1) 15.8729.8151.922016
Kitchener / Waterloo /Barrie – Ontario 14.5028.5754.092016
Prince Edward Island 16.0026.4443.592016
Montreal – Quebec(1) 16.0027.6946.152016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan19.2332.8749.742016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Preparing or overseeing press releases, speeches and presentations
›› Overseeing publicity events and special promotions
›› Acting as a spokesperson and answering enquiries
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in business and finance, which includes professional occupations in public relations and communications, investment dealers and stock brokers, is $36.37. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1250, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $65,000.

Number in employment

There are over 100,000 people working in professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations in Canada.

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