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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 15.34 19.27 23.98 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.67 22.75 28.81 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.93 25.00 28.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.00 21.00 25.82 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.71 17.69 23.00 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.00 15.11 22.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 12.50 22.36 30.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.60 21.92 27.56 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 12.00 21.76 26.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.00 23.00 29.00 2016
Prince Edward Island 17.50 25.00 27.00 2016
Montreal – Quebec 11.25 18.00 25.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 14.42 20.09 25.00 2016

Methodology*

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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