Top Salaries for Skilled Trades in Canada – 2019

With university degrees at all time highs and students in university programs racking up huge amounts of debt, trades programs are an attractive option for people wanting stable, well paying careers.

Learn more about salary expectations in Canada before you decide which trade to pursue in 2019!

Carpenter:

Salary range: $32,497 – $75,889

Involves cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc

Electrician:

Salary range: $34,693 – $91,484

A person skilled in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment

Ironworker:


Salary range: $41,223 – $88,737

An Ironworker fabricates and erects the structural steel framework of pre-engineered metal buildings, single and multi-story buildings, stadiums, arenas and many other structural projects


Plumber:


Salary range: $33,566 – $85,309

A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable water, sewage and drainage in plumbing systems. Plumbers can work in commercial and residential projects.

Welder:

Salary range: $33,707 – $85,034

Welders use a variety of welding processes to join and sever metals. Wire process operators use wire feed welding processes and work primarily in production environments in many different structural projects.

Steamfitter

Salary range: $40,547 – $130,821

A steamfitter lays out, assembles, maintains, and repairs piping systems.

Automotive Service Technician:

Salary range: $40,000 – $95,000.

Automotive Service Technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair vehicle systems including engines, vehicle management, hybrids, steering, braking, tires, wheels, drivetrains, suspension, electrical, electronics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning on vehicles.


HVAC Technician:

Salary range: C$32,038 – C$85,656

An HVAC technician installs, maintains, and repairs heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems in both residential and commercial structures.

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