Tour and Travel Guides Salary Canada

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Average Tour and Travel Guide’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Tour and Travel Guides.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6531.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: tourist guide, travel guide, tour escort, sightseeing guide and ski resort host.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $17.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $12.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $35,000.

Government data indicates that there will be a surplus of job seekers for this profession for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Tour and Travel Guides in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 12.50 17.00 22.00 2017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 12.50 17.00 22.00 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.35 15.00 20.80 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.00 12.50 23.60 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 10.85 13.68 24.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 11.60 13.00 21.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 11.60 13.00 21.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 11.60 13.00 21.00 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 11.60 13.00 21.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 12.00 14.64 24.80 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Escorting people on trips or tours
›› Describing points of interest and answering questions
›› Giving out written information about history, architecture or other points of interest
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for customer and personal services occupations, which includes tour and travel guides, is $19.07. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $666, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $35,000.

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