Refrigeration | Air Conditioning Mechanic Salary Canada

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Average Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7313.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, heating and cooling mechanic, transport refrigeration technician and central air conditioning servicer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $40.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $22.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $75,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Competitive wages are expected to attract skilled and experienced workers from other occupations. Employment prospects are expected to be good in British Columbia and Ontario.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 37.26 39.33 49.94 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 31.13 40.00 49.00 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 20.00 35.00 45.50 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.91 27.53 37.65 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.00 22.50 37.50 2016
Toronto – Ontario 16.00 30.00 46.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 16.00 30.00 46.00 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 16.00 30.00 40.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.00 30.00 45.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1) 17.00 36.00 39.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 20.00 32.65 40.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Assembling and installing refrigeration or air conditioning parts such as motors, circulating pumps, humidifiers and compressors
›› Measuring and cutting piping
›› Performing regular maintenance on refrigeration and air conditioning systems
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, is $29.53. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,144, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $59,500.

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