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 Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia and Prince Edward Island at $25.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $16.00 per hour.

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

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* 15.36 23.00 29.54 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 18.00 22.75 28.81 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 18.70 25.00 30.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 22.00 26.88 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 19.63 24.54 34.70 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.55 16.00 22.19 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 22.00 32.69 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 21.98 35.47 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.00 23.00 27.97 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.00 23.80 29.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 17.92 25.00 29.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 17.00 20.00 22.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 16.31 21.00 25.25 2018

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 2020 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 $24.36. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $818, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $43,000.

Number in employment

There are over 98,000 school teacher assistants working in Canada.

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