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Average & Median Salaries in Canadian Cities, Provinces & Territories

Which Canadian provinces/territories & cities have the highest & lowest wages/salaries?

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Data from Jobs bank Canada and other relevant sources has been analyzed in this report to determine the average (mean) & median monthly & annual salaries/wages in Canadian provinces & Territories and most prominent cities.

Our Canadian job market analysis series identifies the highest paying jobs in different provinces/territories and cities in Canada (NOCs included); however, this report focuses on establishing the average & median overall wages in the aforementioned areas.

Table 1 includes data from Provinces & Territories; table 2 contains data from notable cities.

Summary of Data


Average & median salaries in Alberta are the highest amongst Canadian provinces, followed by British Columbia, while salaries/wages in North Western Territories are the highest overall.

Average & median salaries, in terms of notable cities, are highest in Calgary, followed by Edmonton, Ottawa, & Vancouver.

Salaries/wages in New Brunswick are the lowest overall. In terms of major cities, Montreal has the lowest average & median salaries.


*To see the highest paid jobs (with NOCs) in the areas mentioned in this report, click on the name icons in the tables below.

Table 1.

Provinces & Territories

Mean (average) Monthly Salary

Mean (average) Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Annual Salary

$5,228.75

$ 62,745.32

$4800.00

$ 57,600.00

$4,841.91

$ 58,103.37

$4,616.00

$ 55,392.00

$4,455.66

$ 53,468.79

$4,000.00

$ 48,000.00

$4,177.10

$ 50,125.30

$3,840.00

$ 46,080.00

$4,565.83

$54,790.04

$4,160.00

$ 49,920.00

​$5,831.88

​$ 69,982.61

$4,640.00

$ 55,680.00

$4,300.75

$ 51,609.38

$3,898.33

$ 46,780.80

$5,700.59

$ 68,407.12

$4,241.60

$ 50,899.20

$4,661.92

​$55,943.10

$4,179.20

$50,150.40

$4,143.74

$ 49,724.90

$3,520.00

$ 42,240.00

$4,571.36

$ 54,856.35

$4,176.80

​$ 50,121.60

$4,880.49

$ 58,565.84

$4,197.60

​$ 50,371.20

Table 2.

Cities & Regions

Mean (average) Monthly Salary

Mean (average) Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary​

Median Annual Salary

$5,290.91

$ 63,490.91

$4,800.00

$ 57,600.00

$5,190.67

$62,288.03

$4,793.60

$57,523.20

$4,601.58

$55,218.97

$4,230.40

$50,764.80

$4,554.57

$54,654.79

$4,179.20

$50,150.40

$4,443.00

$ 53,316.05

$4,156.80

$ 49,881.60

$4,339.89

$ 52,078.67

$4,000.00

$ 48,000.00

$4,798.40

$57,580.75

$4,384.00

$52,608.00

$4,497.41

$53,968.95

$4,160.00

$49,920.00

$4,564.82

$ 54,777.82

$4,214.40

$ 50,572.80

$4,674.95

$ 56,099.43

$4,480.00

$ 53,760.00

$4,773.47

$ 57,281.67

$4,640.00

$ 55,680.00

$4,259.89

$51,118.70

$3,884.80

$ 46,617.60