Veterinarian Salary in Canada

veterinarian salary in Canada

According to Canada’s Job Bank, the veterinarian median wage was $81,640/yr. in 2016.

In Quebec, veterinarians reported the highest median wages.

Wages ($/yr)
Province/Territory Low Median High
Canada 30,079 81,640 147,954
Québec 35,682 80,857 185,774
Ontario 24,126 83,175 160,808
Alberta 33,040 86,620 145,471
British Columbia 32,764 78,026 139,403
Manitoba 59,915 94,922 131,548
Saskatchewan 23,444 72,178 128,002
Nova Scotia 21,796 70,254 124,281
New Brunswick 45,924 82,914 104,141
Newfoundland and Labrador N/A N/A N/A
Northwest Territories N/A N/A N/A
Nunavut N/A N/A N/A
Prince Edward Island N/A N/A N/A
Yukon N/A N/A N/A
Source: Job Bank. November 2016*

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


Veterinarians are regulated everywhere in Canada except Yukon. Veterinarians must be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory authorities to be authorized to practise anywhere in Canada, except in Yukon.

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