How Much Does a Service Crew Worker in Canada Earn?

Are you a service crew worker? Do you want to work as a service crew in Canada? Do you know how much a service crew earns in Canada? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then this article is for you.

In this article, an OFW shares his experiences as a service crew in Canada, particularly his salary and other related details. The information written below and shown in the video is crucial if working in Canada is a part of your future plans.

Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences shared by the OFWs in the video below. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFWs by commenting on the videos on their accounts.

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Salary of an OFW Service Crew in Canada

The Alvinator shares the following details about the salary of a service crew in Canada. See the full video below, and visit his channel for more OFW-related content.

Initial Salary

The Alvinator said that his first salary in Canada was back in 2012. He earned 10.25 Canadian dollars per hour.

After several months, that increased to 10.75 dollars per hour.

His first job was as a food counter attendant, and he worked full time (40 hours per week minimum).

Salary is given bi-weekly or every after 2 weeks according to The Alvinator.

The next rate increase happened in June 2013, when he earned 10.95 dollars per hour.

By October 2014, the rate increased again, to 11.25 dollars per hour.

By November 2015, the rate increased to 12.40 dollars per hour.

The Alvinator shared that he was actually jobless for 7 to 8 months in Canada.

But he returned as a food counter attendant, and when he did last April 2016, the new rate is now 13.50 dollars per hour.

Minimum Wage

In British Columbia where the Alvinator works, the minimum rate starting June 2019 is now at 13.85 dollars per hour, which is equivalent to 510 pesos per hour.

For those working Full time, working at a minimum of 40 hours per week, the rate is much higher. The rate is 14.50 dollars per hour, or 530 pesos per hour.

In addition, for those working during the night shift, the rate is even higher, at 15.50 dollar per hour or 565 pesos per hour.

According to The Alvinator, the following are the factors that affect wage rate:

  • Market average rate
  • Location
  • Tenure
  • Performance
  • Availability
  • Workload

For a minimum wage worker earning 13.85 dollars per hour, he will get 554 dollars per week, and 1,108 dollars per pay check.

Therefore, a minimum wage worker has a gross monthly income of 2,216 dollars or 80,900 pesos.


The gross pay is high, but there are many taxes in Canada. That’s okay, since you can really see your taxes at work.

As a restaurant manager, The Alvinator says the tax reaches as high as 14 percent of the gross pay.

The tax system is a bit complex, but it is something like this: when you don’t meet a certain bracket, your tax is lower. If you work overtime a lot, or if you have a high wage rate, or if you have two jobs, then your tax is higher.

There you have it. the Salary of service crew workers in Canada is really high. If you’re interested in applying for service crew work in the Great White North, better consult with the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).

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