Executive Assistant Salaries in Canada

Here you can find some data on Executive Assistant Salaries in Canada. We compiled the Salary Survey using average data from some of Canada’s most credible job and employment databases. We updated this data in October 2022 for the cities with the most significant number of Executive Assistants Jobs in Canada. Many cities across Canada witnessed significant variances in Executive Assistant salaries. This variance is because Executive Assistants to CEOs and other C-Level Executives at significant corporations often get significantly higher wages. There are also more of these jobs in larger cities. Additionally, specific industries pay very high salaries.

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2022 shows that Executive Assistant wages in Canada have risen faster than in previous years. This increase is not particular to Executive Assistants but is due to economic conditions. Canada like the rest of the world has seen rising inflation and recovery from the pandemic have increased salaries in many jobs across North America. Additionally, many Executive Assistants in Canada are increasingly working more flexibly or remotely.

Executive Assistant Salaries in the Canada by city

Below you will see the salaries of Executive Assistants from major cities across Canada. Some larger cities, Montreal, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver, have higher salaries. This is generally because they have more headquarters or higher-paying industries than others. Additionally, the number of jobs and amount of salary data in Toronto and Montreal is significantly greater than the other cities.

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The highest-paying cities in Canada for Executive Assistant Jobs were Calgary, Toronto and Edmonton. These three cities have consistently offered the highest average salaries due to the highest-paying industries in Canada being prevalent in these cities. Toronto has higher average wages because it is Canada’s centre for financial services. Meanwhile, Alberta has witnessed higher salaries due to the dominance of the Oil and Gas sector.

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is an essential part of any job, and this is not possible to factor into this study. Many high-paid Executive Assistant jobs will bring more extended hours and significant stress. This is worth considering if you are looking for a new job. 

Executive Assistants need to consider all these intangibles and not just salary data. 

Toronto Executive Assistant Salaries

Toronto boasted the second highest salaries in Canada. However, jobseekers should also note that Toronto has far more Executive Assistant Jobs than any other city in Canada. Additionally, Toronto offers far more senior Executive Assistant roles than any other city. Additionally, other cities in Ontario boasted very high salaries. In particular, Kitchener and Ottawa.

Executive Assistant Salaries in Calgary

Calgary once again boasted slightly higher salaries than rival Toronto. The high pay level is mainly due to the Oil and Gas industry attracting higher wages than other industries. Edmonton also offered great Executive Assistant packages.

Executive Assistant Salaries in Quebec

Average salaries in Montreal and Quebec City were slightly lower than the other major cities in BC, Ontario and Alberta. For example, Montreal Executive Assistants saw average wages of $61K and Quebec somewhat lower at $59K. Nevertheless, the province, on average, offered very similar salaries to its two biggest cities.

Executive Assistant Salaries in Vancouver

Vancouver offered excellent average salaries, similar to the other major city in BC.


The Executive Assistants list benefits, including pensions, childcare, cash bonuses and many more. These benefits are much harder to compare, so you must factor these items in when deciding on your ideal position.

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