Sheet Metal Worker Salary Canada

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Average Sheet Metal Worker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Sheet Metal Workers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7233.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: sheet metal worker, tinsmith, precision sheet metal fabricator, metal furniture patternmaker and coppersmith.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $37.26 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $23.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $75,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Activities in the construction industry are expected to slow down and manufacturing is expected to continue to experience difficulties, particularly in the metal and machinery fabricating industry.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Sheet Metal Workers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 15.90 32.75 38.37 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.95 37.26 49.28 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 18.28 30.00 45.71 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.25 26.00 34.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 16.00 23.00 31.02 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia>(1) 18.00 27.00 39.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 18.78 32.00 41.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 18.78 32.00 41.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 18.78 32.00 41.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 18.78 32.00 41.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 18.28 30.50 40.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 20.67 34.00 39.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 18.00 28.00 35.25 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Fitting and joining sheet metal parts using riveting, welding and soldering to make ventilation shafts and similar items
›› Smoothing metal surfaces by grinding and buffing seams and joints
›› Using computerized laser or plasma cutting equipment to cut sheet metal
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes sheet metal workers, 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 42,000 sheet metal workers, ironworkers, boilermakers and structural metal & platework fabricators & fitters working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Boilermakers
Ironworkers
Printing Press Operators
Tool and Die Makers
Welders and Related Machine Operators

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