Shippers and Receivers Salary Canada

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Average Shipper’s and Receiver’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Shippers and Receivers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1521.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: shipper, receiver, import freight clerk, shipping agent, warehouse shipping clerk and supercargo.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $20.16 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $14.25 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $40,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Employment growth will remain weak because of the growing use of new technologies. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Shippers and Receivers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*15.5020.1627.302017
Edmonton – Alberta15.0019.8029.182017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia11.5016.5028.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.00 16.4323.082016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.0017.8022.732016
Halifax – Nova Scotia11.2514.4220.972016
Toronto – Ontario12.0016.5023.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario12.0019.0025.002016
Ottawa – Ontario12.0015.9028.002016
London – Ontario11.6017.0024.002016
Prince Edward Island 11.2814.2520.002016
Montreal – Quebec11.2514.5025.662016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan13.5018.0025.002016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Determining method of shipment and arranging shipping
›› Assembling containers and crates and keeping records
›› Overseeing loading and unloading of goods
›› Inspecting and verifying incoming goods
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for distribution, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations, which includes shippers and receivers, is $21.98. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $795, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $41,000.

Number in employment

There are over 110,000 shippers and receivers working in Canada.

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Storekeepers and Parts Clerks

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