Teacher Assistant Salary Canada

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Average School Teacher Assistant’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for School Teacher Assistants.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4413.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: teacher’s aide, teaching assistant, lunch room supervisor, special programs aide and educational resources assistant.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $25.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $15.11 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $32,000 – $48,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for School Teacher Assistants in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 15.3419.2723.982017
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.6722.7528.812017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.9325.00 28.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.00 21.00 25.82 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.7117.6923.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.0015.1122.002016
Toronto – Ontario 12.50 22.36 30.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.6021.92 27.562016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 12.0021.76 26.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.0023.00 29.002016
Prince Edward Island 17.5025.00 27.002016
Montreal – Quebec 11.2518.00 25.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.4220.0925.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Helping students in the classroom, following a programme prepared by the teacher
›› Assisting in the preparation of learning materials
›› Accompanying and supervising students during school activities
›› Telling stories to children or listening to children reading
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for occupations in care providers and educational, legal and public protection support occupations, which includes elementary and secondary school teacher assistants is $23.47. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $751, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $39,000.

Number in employment

There are almost 100,000 school teacher assistants working in Canada.

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