Average Government Program Manager Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Government Program Manager in Canada is C$87,047.
MEDIAN C$87,047
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C$57k - C$110k
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C$53k - C$115k

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Job Description for Government Program Manager

Government Program Manager Tasks
  • Execute and refine a portfolio of program initiatives to meet organizational goals.
  • Develop and refine the scope of the program in response to evolving organizational and community context.
  • Support program initiatives with marketing copy, samples, market research or other key data.
  • Build and leverage community and federal relationships to promote and support the program.

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Popular Skills for Government Program Manager

Skills in Program Management, Budget Management and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Government Program Manager

An early career Government Program Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$65,000 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Government Program Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$85,726 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Government Program Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$88,738 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$93,233.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Government Program Manager in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (2.9% less).

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