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How Much Does a Lawyer Make in Canada?

Canadian lawyers earn a wide range of salaries that depend on criteria such as location within the country, specialty, years of experience, and the size of the firm in which they work. Being a lawyer is certain to be one of the best-paying professions in Canada.



According to newly released government data, the top earner among Canada’s roughly 20,000 self-employed lawyers made more than $8 million in 2010.

The names of lawyers were removed from the Canada Revenue data that was included in a report that was commissioned by the Department of Justice to gauge judicial compensation rates.



How Much Does a Lawyer Make in Canada?

How Much Does a Lawyer Make in Canada?



In Canada, the average annual salary for a lawyer is close to 244,000 CAD. The lowest salary is 112,000 CAD, and the highest is 388,000 CAD.


Here Is A Breakdown Of Lawyer Salaries Across Canada’s Provinces

ProvinceLow SalaryAverage SalaryHigh Salary
Alberta$56,035$152,743$443,251
British Columbia$47,812$123,022$261,225
Manitoba$53,929$121,641$221,924
New Brunswick$40,612$87,851$155,218
Newfoundland and Labrador$67,498$142,921$290,501
Northwest Territories$65,147$148,942$197,956
Nova Scotia$44,218$113,173$178,484
Nunavut$61,821$137,009$185,045
Ontario$58,429$141,754$365,291
Prince Edward Island$35,180$96,062$152,971
Quebec$39,140$96,501$219,826
Saskatchewan$36,186$126,710$201,012
Yukon Territory$63,910$143,122$182,235
Canada$51,532$125,496$234,995

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