Physiotherapist Salary Canada

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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, Alberta at $47.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $35.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $90,000.

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. . Slightly over 60% of job vacancies will be due to expansion demand.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Physiotherapists in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 42.61 47.00 51.64 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 39.25 45.98 51.45 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 28.00 39.70 49.28 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 23.08 36.00 40.00 2018
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1) 35.00 36.00 37.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.84 36.00 37.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 20.00 40.51 48.08 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 27.00 37.00 45.12 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 27.00 40.00 45.18 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 27.00 40.00 45.18 2018
Prince Edward Island 21.11 37.77 41.35 2018
Montreal – Quebec 25.00 35.00 46.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan* 38.54 42.95 47.16 2018

Methodology

Examples of physiotherapists’ duties:
›› Assessing and diagnosing patients’ injuries or functional problems and deciding on treatment
›› Planning and implementing programs of physiotherapy
›› Maintaining clinical and statistical records
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes physiotherapists, is $43.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,600, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $83,000.

Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Number In Employment

There are over 28,000 physiotherapists working in Canada.

Licensing

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.

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