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How much do we make? Average Canadian wages by sector and region

In November 2016, Statistics Canada updated its report on average wages in the country, and it appears that we are earning slightly more money than we will in 2015.

In September 2016, the average salary of Canadian employees was $952 per week – or just under $952 per week in the United States. 50 000 $ per year. This represents an increase of 0.4% over the same period last year.

Here is an overview of the most recent average Canadian wages by province (or territory) :

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – $52,572
  • New Brunswick – $44,044
  • Nova Scotia – $44,326
  • Prince Edward Island – $43,239
  • Quebec – $46,114
  • Ontario – $50,589
  • Manitoba – $46,363
  • Saskatchewan – $51,057
  • Alberta – $58,133
  • British Columbia – $47,914
  • Yukon – $54,367
  • Northwest Territories- $73,221
  • Nunavut – $65,403

In recent years, the largest wage increases have been in the finance and insurance sector, where salaries have increased by 7.4% or $65,348 per year. The information and cultural industries saw the second largest increase in average wages over the past 12 months, up 5.8%.

Here is an overview of the Canadian average wages by sector (based on the North American Industry Classification System in 2012) :

  • Mining, Quarrying and Oil and Gas Extraction – $107,065
  • Utilities – $89,955
  • Construction – $62,461
  • Manufacturer – $56,446
  • Retail – $29,398
  • Transportation and Warehousing – $52,383
  • Information and Cultural Industries – $66,309
  • Finance and Insurance – $65,348
  • Real Estate, Rental and Leasing – $48,887
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services – $69,032
  • Educational Services – $53,109
  • Health Care and Social Assistance – $44,949
  • Arts, Recreation and Entertainment – $30,396
  • Accommodation and food – $19,430
  • Public Administration – $63,894
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Are you curious about what you can earn with the jobs currently available? Here are the average salaries of the 10 most in-demand jobs in Canada:

Where do you stand on the salary board? Would you like a higher salary? It’s time for you to look for something better.

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