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    What is the average salary in Canada?

    The average salary in Canada is ≈CAD$66,483.

    What is the average salary in Ottawa?

    The average salary in Canada’s federal capital Ottawa is ≈CAD$70,431.

    Are there regional variations in the Canada average wage?

    Yes. As with other developed nations around the world, remuneration tends to be higher in major cities. For example, the Ottawa-Montreal-Toronto triangle is an area of concentrated wealth, where average salaries tend to be higher. 

    Furthermore, differences in provincial labor laws drive variations in average salaries across Canada’s provinces and territories. 

    How does the average salary in Canada compare to surrounding countries?

    From an employer’s perspective, Canada’s average salary compares favorably to the average salaries in surrounding countries.

    At CAD$66,483 Canada’s average salary is lower than in the USA (USD$61,853 / CAD$80,212) and Greenland (DKK406,767 / CAD$72,197).

    Average salary in Canada based on Industry

    Below we look at the average salary in canada based on data collated by Paylab.

    What is the average salary for tech workers in Canada?

    The average salary for tech workers in Canada is ≈CAD$65,000 per year. This ranges from a base of CAD$34,000 for entry level jobs up to CAD$99,715 for roles requiring 5+ years of experience.

    What is the average salary for engineers in Canada?

    The average salary for an engineer in Canada is ≈CAD$74,000 per year. This ranges from CAD$58,289 for entry level engineering jobs up to CAD$104,378 for experienced engineering professionals. 

    What is the average salary for salespeople in Canada?

    The average salary for salespeople in Canada is ≈CAD$37,000 per year. There are significant variations between industries and bonus/commision arrangements, however average salaries range from CAD$33,000 for entry level sales jobs up to CAD$94,000 for more experienced sales people.

    What is the average salary for my industry in Canada?

    For expert advice and analysis on your industry, contact us for a free consultation on your hiring project.

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