An Entry-Level Software Engineer earns an average salary of C$65,072 per year.

C$48,650 - C$82,993
C$49K
C$64K
C$83K
MEDIAN: C$64,312
10%
50%
90%
C$14.98 - C$49.99
C$15
C$25
C$50
MEDIAN: C$25.40
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$87K
Salary C$48,650 - C$82,993
Bonus C$0.00 - C$8,783
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$10,151
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$46,385 - C$87,192
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,909
Hourly Data C$0C$49
Hourly Rate C$14.98 - C$49.99
Overtime C$0.00 - C$49.66
Annual Data C$0C$87K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$8,783
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$10,151
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$46,385 - C$87,192
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 197

Job Description for Software Engineer

In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functioning programs or new features for existing software.

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Software Engineer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$64,797

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Software Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Software Engineer in Victoria:
"Go to school but quit when you are ready to work."
Focus on software design patterns and functional programming. Don't obsess about learning the details of every new language or framework. Much of that knowledge will be obsolete within 2 years, because those technologies aggressively evolve. Learn the principles behind the technologies, and how to find the information you need. Google and Stack are your friends.

Software Engineer in Toronto:
"Make the change."
If there is a functional issue with the code don't wait until tomorrow to fix the issue. Tomorrow never comes and the system, while still functional, will always have a problem with it.

Software Engineer in Vancouver:
"Practice your skill."
Improve your skill and enjoy it.

Software Engineer in Mississauga:
"Deep Understanding About Operating Systems."
Analytical skills and problem solving skills are necessary for this position.

Software Engineer in Vancouver:
Deliver what you promise on time with good quality and you will progress quickly.

Software Engineer in Ottawa:
"Get a government job while you are a workterm student."
If you want stability, gov is the way go go. Only way in is through workterm.

Software Engineer in Victoria:
"Follow your best career path"
Make sure your first job is a step in the right direction; don't settle for a job that's not quite what you want to be doing. Each job should add a step to your career. When you are in a development group do your best to get to know the software, in the office and on your own time as well. Try the software as an end user, and read the code till you understand it. It will pay off in the end.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 221 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲6%


Java
▲1%

▲1%

Java/J2EE
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
C$65,000


C++
▼2%

C
▼2%

▼2%


SQL
▼4%

▼5%

C#
▼6%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 16%