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PAY RATE AND MARKET INFO BY REGION

Pay rates for jobs differ depending on which client company our people work at, which shift, what transportation method is required, and what skills/experience are needed. The pay rate is calculated based on all those factors, as well as taking into consideration what the full-time employees are paid when they are hired for the same position.

We want to be able to attract the employees you need to run a successful business. We need to work together to identify what your geographic location requires in terms of pay for particular skillsets to stay competitive in one of the tightest employment markets in 40 years.

Human Resource Development Canada does an annual salary survey that is broken down by geographic area and job description. To access the most current survey, go to:

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis/search-wages

The information is updated annually. The ranges and geographic area in this report are broad, so determine the accessibility of your company’s location and desired shifts, as well as the nature of the work environment to determine where your company falls in the range.

Take a look below at your region’s typical pay rates: we looked at our own experience staffing these positions in each market, and have determined that these will give you the best chance of attracting and retaining the skilled people you need to join your team.
(Last updated on February, 2021) 

These rates are compiled from multiple sources, including the advice of our staffing industry experts. When deciding on a payrate for a position, this should serve as a guide, only.

Job CategoryTypical Pay RateLow RateHigh Rate
General labour:
assembly, packager, labeller, helper, shipper/receiver, order selectors, etc.
** Heavier lifting, more skilled, or more responsibility will be higher pay rate.
$17.00$15.00$20.00
Forklift:
counter balance, order picker, cherry picker, reach, reverse reach, etc.
$18.75$17.00$22.00
Walkie$18.00$16.00$19.00
Machine operator, extruder, CNC, grinder$20.00$17.00$22.00
Driver$20.00$17.00$24.00
Bilingual Language Skills$18.00$17.00$22.00
Customer service, reception$18.00$16.00$22.00
Call centre$16.50$15.00$24.00
Admin/clerical$18.00$16.00$26.00

These rates are compiled from multiple sources, including the advice of our staffing industry experts. When deciding on a payrate for a position, this should serve as a guide, only.

Job CategoryTypical Pay RateLow RateHigh Rate
General labour:
assembly, packager, labeller, helper, shipper/receiver, order selectors, etc.
** Heavier lifting, more skilled, or more responsibility will be higher pay rate.
$15.50Minimum Wage$21.00
Forklift:
counter balance, order picker, cherry picker, reach, reverse reach, etc.
$18.00$17.00$19.00
Walkie$17.00$16.00$18.00
Machine operator, extruder, CNC, grinder$17.00$16.00$19.00
Driver$16.00Minimum Wage$17.00
Bilingual Language Skills$18.50$18.00$20.00
Customer service, reception$15.00Minimum Wage$18.00
Call centre$16.00$15.00$17.00
Admin/clerical$16.00$15.00$23.00

These rates are compiled from multiple sources, including the advice of our staffing industry experts. When deciding on a payrate for a position, this should serve as a guide, only.
Job CategoryTypical Pay RateLow RateHigh Rate
General labour:
assembly, packager, labeller, helper, shipper/receiver, order selectors, etc.
** Heavier lifting, more skilled, or more responsibility will be higher pay rate.
$17.00Minimum Wage$20.00
Forklift:
counter balance, order picker, cherry picker, reach, reverse reach, etc.
$20.50$16.25$20.50
Walkie$17.50$17.00$18.00
Machine operator, extruder, CNC, grinder$16.00$16.00$17.00
Driver$21.00$18.00$136/run
Bilingual Language Skills$26.00$25.00$28.00
Customer service, reception$20.00$17.00$22.00
Call centre$16.00$15.00$17.00
Admin/clerical$18.00$17.00$32.00

These rates are compiled from multiple sources, including the advice of our staffing industry experts. When deciding on a payrate for a position, this should serve as a guide, only.

Job CategoryTypical Pay RateLow RateHigh Rate
General labour:
assembly, packager, labeller, helper, shipper/receiver, order selectors, etc.
** Heavier lifting, more skilled, or more responsibility will be higher pay rate.
$15.00Minimum Wage$22.50
Forklift:
counter balance, order picker, cherry picker, reach, reverse reach, etc.
$18.00$16.00$21.50
Walkie$17.00$16.00$18.00
Machine operator, extruder, CNC, grinder$16.50$15.00$20.00
Driver$15.00Minimum Wage$22.36
Bilingual Language Skills$19.00$18.00$22.00
Customer service, reception$15.00Minimum Wage$18.00
Call centre$16.50Minimum Wage$18.00
Admin/clerical$18.00$17.00$19.00

These rates are compiled from multiple sources, including the advice of our staffing industry experts. When deciding on a payrate for a position, this should serve as a guide, only.

Job CategoryTypical Pay RateLow RateHigh Rate
General labour:
assembly, packager, labeller, helper, shipper/receiver, order selectors, etc.
** Heavier lifting, more skilled, or more responsibility will be higher pay rate.
$17.00$15.00$20.00
Forklift:
counter balance, order picker, cherry picker, reach, reverse reach, etc.
$18.00$16.00$22.00
Walkie$17.00$16.00$20.00
Machine operator, extruder, CNC, grinder$17.00$15.00$21.00
Driver$17.00Minimum Wage$18.50
Bilingual Language Skills$19.00$18.00$22.00
Customer service, reception$17.00$15.00$23.00
Call centre$16.50Minimum Wage$18.00
Admin/clerical$18.00$17.00$19.00

These rates are compiled from multiple sources, including the advice of our staffing industry experts. When deciding on a payrate for a position, this should serve as a guide, only.

Job CategoryTypical Pay RateLow RateHigh Rate
General labour:
assembly, packager, labeller, helper, shipper/receiver, order selectors, etc.
** Heavier lifting, more skilled, or more responsibility will be higher pay rate.
$15.50Minimum Wage$20.00
Forklift:
counter balance, order picker, cherry picker, reach, reverse reach, etc.
$18.00$17.00$20.00
Walkie$17.50$17.00$18.00
Machine operator, extruder, CNC, grinder$16.50$15.50$17.50
Driver$21.00$18.00$25.00
Bilingual Language Skills$19.00$18.00$22.00
Customer service, reception$15.00$14.50$19.00
Call centre$16.00Minimum Wage$17.00
Admin/clerical$16.50$16.00$18.00

These rates are compiled from multiple sources, including the advice of our staffing industry experts. When deciding on a payrate for a position, this should serve as a guide, only.

Job CategoryTypical Pay RateLow RateHigh Rate
General labour:
assembly, packager, labeller, helper, shipper/receiver, order selectors, etc.
** Heavier lifting, more skilled, or more responsibility will be higher pay rate.
$16.00Minimum Wage$27.00
Forklift:
counter balance, order picker, cherry picker, reach, reverse reach, etc.
$18.00$16.50$22.00
Walkie$16.00$16.00$18.00
Machine operator, extruder, CNC, grinder$17.00$16.00$22.00
Driver$18.00$17.00$20.00
Bilingual Language Skills$19.00$18.00$22.00
Customer service, reception$17.00Minimum Wage$20.00
Call centre$16.00Minimum Wage$17.00
Admin/clerical$18.00Minimum Wage$20.00

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