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Average Salary in Canada for Immigrants

Canada is one of the most popular destinations among skilled workers worldwide for a plethora of reasons. It s not only among top ten developed countries in the world, but also a home to large number of high paying companies. 

An average salary of a skilled worker in Canada ranges around CAD 54,600 to CAD 105,00 per annum. However, it is important to notify that an average salary in Canada may differ based on your job type, overall work experience, skills, and the employers you are working with.

Popular In-Demand Jobs in Canada in 2023

So far in 2023, Canada s job vacancy rate has been an all-time high, especially during the second quarter. Overall job vacancies were up by 4.7% compared to the 1st quarter of 2022 and 42.3% higher than the 2nd quarter of 2021. With a lot of occupations experiencing a substantial growth, Canada has a huge demand for skilled professionals to fill vacant job positions.

Following are the top 15 in-demand jobs in Canada 2022

Top Jobs in Canada

NOC codes

Average median hourly wage

Key account manager




2174, 2175


Marketing manager


$ 43.27

Registered nurse


$ 40.00


7511, 7512, 7513, 7514

$ 19.50

Customer service rep

6552, 6551

$ 19.00

Welders and related machine operators


$ 19.00


2131, 2132, 2133,  2134,  2141,  2142,  2143,  2144,  2145,  2146,  2147, 2148




$ 35.75

Cloud architect


$ 41.03

HR manager


$ 49.74


7241, 7242, 7243, 7245, 7246

$ 30.00

IT project manager


$ 52.88

Mechanical engineer


$ 42.00

Accounting clerks


$ 22.56

Disclaimer: Canada PR Avenue doesn t offer any consultancy on international jobs or work permits or international or domestic job placements, etc. 

Minimum Salary across Canadian Provinces and Territories


Minimum Hourly Wage


$ 15.00

British Columbia

$ 15.65


$ 11.95

New Brunswick

$ 12.75

Newfoundland & Labrador

$ 13.20

Northwest Territories

$ 15.20

Nova Scotia

$ 13.35


$ 16.00


$ 15.00

Prince Edward Island

$ 13.70


$ 14.25


$ 11.81


$ 15.70

According to reports, average hourly wage in Canada across all sectors has increased up to 5.3 % compared to the 2nd quarter of 2021. Currently, it stands at $24.05/hour, which is different from the average hourly wages of currently employed employees, i.e., a hike of only 4.1 %.

Following sectors recorded the highest vacancies in Canada:

  • Health care and social assistance?
  • Accommodation and food services?
  • Manufacturing?
  • Professional, technical and scientific services?
  • Construction?
  • Transportation and warehousing?
  • Administrative and support, remediation and waste management services?
  • Wholesale trade?
  • Other services (public administration excluded)?

    Top Canada PR Pathways for Skilled Workers

 Express Entry System

It s an ideal pathway for skilled foreign nationals who wish to live and work in Canada on a permanent basis. This system is designed to manage and process permanent resident applications under three key economic class immigration programs, including:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)?
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)?

 The IRCC follows a points-based selection system under which all the applicants in the pool are awarded with a score based on their human capital factors like, age, language proficiency, educational qualifications, skilled work experience, etc. 

In order to get an invitation to apply for Canada PR visa in 2022, the IRCC conduct Express Entry draws on bi-weekly basis. All the highest ranking candidates who fulfill the cut-off score requirement as per individual draw are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Provincial Nomination Program (PNPs)

The Canadian provinces and territories have their individual immigration programs which are exclusively  designed for tech professionals. The popular PNPs among all includes, British Columbia s Tech Pilot and Ontario PNP where foreign tech applicants are invited to apply for provincial nomination. You can also apply under PNP streams either directly or via Express Entry aligned PNP streams.

To discover your eligibility for Canadian PR in 2023, feel free to contact us for expert assistance on a Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or drop us an email at info@canadapravenue.com.

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