Heavy Equipment Operator Salary in Canada

In Canada, the median wage for heavy equipment operators was $26/hr.






In 2016, heavy equipment operators reported higher wages in Alberta.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS (EXCEPT CRANE) (NOC 7521-C)
Wages ($/hr)
Province/Territory Low Median High
Canada 17 26 36.06
Alberta 22 30 40
Newfoundland & Labrador 17.31 24.25 37
Ontario 17 25 37
Northwest Territories 23 28 36
British Columbia 18 27.86 35
Québec 15.56 24 35
Yukon 22 28.53 35
Nunavut 22 28 34.17
Saskatchewan 18 25 34
Prince Edward Island 15 21 33
Manitoba 17 22 31
Nova Scotia 16 21 31
New Brunswick 13.7 18 30
Source: Job Bank. November 2016*

*Wages are reviewed and updated on the Job Bank Web site on an annual basis.

Licensing

Heavy equipment operators may be regulated in the province or territory you wish to settle in. Contact the regulatory authority and/or apprenticeship office in that province or territory.

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