Roofer | Shingler Salary Canada

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Average Roofer’s and Shingler’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Roofers and Shinglers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7291.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: roofer, shingler, tar and gravel roofer, roof tiler and single-ply roofer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $29.22 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $17.08 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $55,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Roofers and Shinglers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 22.0029.2237.002017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 22.0029.2237.002017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.0021.00 34.622016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.92 21.00 29.35 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.0018.0028.552016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0018.7525.762016
Toronto – Ontario 15.38 29.00 39.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 14.0022.0036.002016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.0019.00 24.502016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.0022.0036.002016
Prince Edward Island 14.0017.08 25.002016
Montreal – Quebec 18.0027.3035.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan16.0021.0030.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Installing, repairing or replacing built-up roofing systems
›› Installing, repairing or replacing single-ply roofing system using waterproof materials
›› Installing, repairing or replacing shingles, shakes, masonry tiles and clay tiles on sloping roofs
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes roofers and shinglers, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

Number in employment

There are over 21,000 roofers and shinglers working in Canada.

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