Locksmith Price List In Canada (2021 Guide)

The cost of a locksmith in 2021 depends on a number of factors, such as the specific service needed, and the type of lock or locks that the locksmith must handle or replace.
The following information will provide a high-level overview of typical locksmith costs for common services rendered, as well as several factors that influence pricing.

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Average Locksmith Trip or Call Out Fees by Cities

Locksmith Trip fees can range from $29 to $250

  • Toronto – $45 | after hours – $65
  • Vancouver – $70 | after hours – $180
  • Montreal $35 | after hours – $85
  • Ottawa – $45 | after hours – $125
  • Winnipeg – $55 | after hours $110

TIP: Avoid “locksmith” companies that offer $10 or $15 call out charge.

Typical Locksmith Costs

On average, a locksmith may charge the following fees for these services:

  • Locked out – unlock house & open door to gain entry = $125 – $250. There are various types of opening techniques, so if someone is locked out there are different ways to get them in.

  • Mortice cylinder lock replacement = $150 – $320. This depending on the size and the level of security of the locks high security locks will be the safest and more expensive.

  • Replacement of all house locks = $125 – $400. There’s a lot of variance for this service, since the cost is largely dependent on the type and number of locks, as well as the number of hours the locksmith must spend to complete the job.


  • Key extraction = $95 – $180. This price is dependent on whether the locksmith can extract the broken key with no damage to the cylinder.


  • Opening a mortice lock/rim lock = $125 – $250. Both lock types involve comparable fees, and sometimes the locksmith will have to drill the lock and then a lock replacement is needed.


  • Emergency car opening = $95 – $185. The locksmith will charge you based on the time of the service and also the type of car.


Keep in mind that all of the above prices do not include the cost of the service fee , which could be $29 – $85  for the normal rate, and $65 – $125 for after hour 6pm – 7am

Automotive Locksmith Costs

  • Ignition repair – ignition problems can be very expensive the prices starts at 200$ and can go up to 1000$.
    Honda Ignition repair – $250-$600
    Ford ignition repair$230-$400
    Volkswagen ignition repair – $500-$1000.
  • Lost car key replacement = Most modern cars use a chip keys. The cost of replacing a regular chip key  can range from $150 to over $300, depending on the automaker or complexity of the design. 

    Switchblade key (Flip key) – Costs between $200-$400.
    Keyless entry remote (Smart key) – Costs between $250 – $500.

    What To Do When You’ve Lost Your Car Keys And Have No Spare – MORE INFO about our auto locksmith services in Ottawa.

Factors that Influence Cost

There are a number of factors that influence the cost of a locksmith’s service. A few of these factors include:

  • The type of lock(s) he must handle/replace
  • Whether the job is within normal business hours
  • The locksmith’s base rate per hour and the service call
  • The locksmith company that you choose

If you need the assistance of a professional locksmith, then reach out to Speedy Locksmith today. 

We offer exceptional service at reasonable prices.

With that, it’s time to hear what you have to say. Were any of these findings surprising? Or maybe you have a question. Either way, let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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10 Responses

    1. A chip key is around 200$ in case you lost all your keys if its only to make a copy its around 125$ prices are including key programming.

  1. Need a new key made for a honda civic 2008 and how much for a second key as well mine is worn down too far need to cut brand new

    1. Hi Rayn
      It’s depends in what city you are located in Canada and the type of key you have, for a regular chip key you can expect paying between 160$-200$ and 70$-90$ for the second key, if you have a remote key it will be 210$-240$ and 110$-140$ for the second key.

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