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 $33.50 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $18.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $65,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future. This occupation is seasonal and the unemployment rate varies widely during the course of a typical year.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 26.00 33.50 43.94 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 26.00 33.50 43.94 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 17.00 24.00 32.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.00 23.00 30.43 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.00 19.00 27.68 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.00 20.00 25.27 2018
Toronto – Ontario 18.75 27.00 40.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 17.00 23.00 33.84 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 16.00 20.00 26.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 18.00 24.00 33.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 14.00 18.00 22.96 2018
Montreal – Quebec 23.00 32.00 39.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 16.00 25.00 38.00 2018

Methodology*

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes roofers and shinglers, is $31.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,240, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $64,000.

Number in employment

There are over 22,000 roofers and shinglers working in Canada.

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