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Average Physiotherapist Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Physiotherapists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3142.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: physiotherapist and physical therapist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta at $45.89 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $32.92 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $85,000.
Employment prospects for physiotherapists are very good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Physiotherapists in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||43.27||45.89||46.15||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||40.00||43.48||47.42||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||20.00||36.00||44.76||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||31.00||36.92||42.74||2016|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(1)||32.00||35.84||40.06||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||28.85||36.00||43.27||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||25.71||36.00||45.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||25.71||37.00||44.00||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||25.71||37.00||44.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||25.71||37.00||44.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||24.00||32.92||42.86||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*||34.41||41.00||45.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes physiotherapists, is $37.88. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $75,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
There are over 31,000 physiotherapists working in Canada.
A licence or registration with a regulatory body is required to practise physiotherapy in all provinces. Completion of the Physiotherapy National Exam, administered by the Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulatory Boards, may be required.