Average Starting Salaries For New Grad Engineers In Canada: 2012 Edition


Average Starting Salaries For New Grad Engineers In Canada: 2012 Edition

We’re not gonna lie – it’s pretty sweet to be an engineering grad in Canada right now!

Entry level engineers earn among the top starting salaries of all new grads in Canada, and it’s only going to get even more lucrative as employers from all industries continue to compete for engineers.

Mining Engineers stand to earn the most, with an average salary of $91,000 for Mining Engineers with zero to three years of experience.

Not surprisingly, Engineers tend to earn the most in Calgary, thanks to the city’s proximity to Alberta’s oil and gas operations, and the high concentration of oil and gas company headquarters.

Vancouver’s engineering salaries are also high due to that city’s elevated cost of living – so, in other words, you may technically earn more in Vancouver, but you’ll also be paying a lot more to live there.

New grads: how do these salary estimates compare with what you’ve been offered?

Software Engineers

Toronto: $62,837

Montreal: $63,079

Vancouver: $66,469

Edmonton: $54,418

Calgary: $64,871

Mechanical Engineers

Toronto: $66,493

Montreal: $66,749

Vancouver: $70,337

Edmonton: $61,817

Calgary: $61,817

Electrical Engineers

Toronto: $66,944

Montreal: $68,178

Vancouver: $71,842

Edmonton: $63,140

Calgary: $70,117

Manufacturing Engineers

Toronto: $63,857

Montreal: $64,103

Vancouver: $67,548

Edmonton: $59,366

Calgary: $65,919

Chemical Engineers

Toronto: $80,289

Montreal: $80,599

Vancouver: $84,930

Edmonton: $74,643

Calgary: $82,883

Industrial Engineers

Toronto: $63,500

Montreal: $63,744

Vancouver: $67,170

Edmonton: $59,034

Calgary: $65,559

Hardware Engineers

Toronto: $65,302

Montreal: $65,553

Vancouver: $69,076

Edmonton: $60,709

Calgary: $67,411

Environmental Engineers

Toronto: $64,150

Montreal: $64,397

Vancouver: $67,585

Edmonton: $59,638

Calgary: $66,211

Design Engineers

Toronto: $65,101

Montreal: $65,352

Vancouver: $68,864

Edmonton: $60,522

Calgary: $67,206

Civil Engineers

Toronto: $59,943

Montreal: $60,174

Vancouver: $63,407

Edmonton: $55,727

Calgary: $57,748

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Source: Salary.com
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