Average Manager, Government Affairs Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Manager, Government Affairs in Canada is C$78,936.
MEDIAN C$78,936
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C$51k - C$137k
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C$53k - C$162k

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Job Description for Manager, Government Affairs

Manager, Government Affairs Tasks
  • Be internal expert for compliance, regulations and requirements, including advising other departments.
  • Lobby on behalf of the organization.
  • Monitor legal environment and propose legislative activities to encourage business objectives.
  • Reach out to and develop relationships with local government, business, and regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and monitor regulatory activities, applications, proceedings, and filings.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Manager, Government Affairs

Skills in Policy Analysis, Media / Public Relations and Policy Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legislative Policy and Lobbying.

Pay by Experience Level for Manager, Government Affairs

An early career Manager, Government Affairs with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$67,590 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Manager, Government Affairs with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$88,669 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Manager, Government Affairs with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$90,000 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$149,160.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Manager, Government Affairs in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 7.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (33.3% less).

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