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 $16.75 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Nova Scoti at $13.01 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced 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
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 15.00 16.75 22.50 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 15.00 16.75 22.50 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 13.85 15.75 21.96 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 11.84 14.25 23.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.50 14.00 18.20 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 11.55 13.01 23.60 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 14.00 20.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 14.00 14.00 20.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 14.00 14.00 20.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 14.00 14.00 20.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 11.84 14.25 23.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 12.50 16.00 23.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 11.84 14.25 23.00 2018

Methodology*

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for customer and personal services occupations, which includes tour and travel guides, is $20.55. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $560, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $29,100.

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