Average weekly earnings in Canada

Know New Average Weekly Earnings In All Canada Provinces

On October 27, 2022 Statistics Canada released August 2022 data for average weekly earnings in Canada and all provinces. This data is typically delayed by two months due to administrative steps that lead to the collection and compilation of data from our widely spread Canada.

In August 2022, the number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer fell by 22,200 (-0.1%), according to the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours.

Overall, the payroll employment decline was led by losses in Quebec (-28,100; -0.7%) and Ontario (-13,800; -0.2%), which were partially offset by gains in British Columbia (+8,100; +0.3%) and Manitoba (+2,800; +0.4%).

However, average weekly earnings increased by 3.2% year on year in August 2022, slightly higher than the 3.0% increase in July. Below are the province-wise and industry-wise weekly earnings as per Statistics Canada.

Industry-Wise Weekly Earnings (Including overtime) – August 2022

IndustryAverage Weekly Earnings
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction $2,275.28
Utilities $1,942.64
Management of companies and enterprises  $1,660.00
Professional, scientific and technical services $1,615.08
Finance and insurance $1,604.42
Information and cultural industries $1,565.31
Public administration  $1,485.14
Construction  $1,433.17
Forestry, logging and support $1,330.51
Transportation and warehousing  $1,255.65
Manufacturing  $1,247.58
Educational services  $1,211.12
Real estate and rental and leasing $1,192.71
Health care and social assistance  $1,025.56
Other services (except public administration) $986.62
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services  $961.05
Trade  $889.76
Arts, entertainment and recreation  $704.35
Accommodation and food services  $480.11
Industry-Wise Average Weekly Earnings – August 2022

Province-Wise Weekly Earnings in Canada

GeographyWeekly Earnings
Newfoundland and Labrador$1145.71
Prince Edward Island$975.54
Nova Scotia$1027.02
New Brunswick$1066.62
British Columbia$1170.23
Northwest Territories$1552.27

Latest average weekly earnings in Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Canadian province has the highest average weekly earnings?

Nunavut has the highest weekly earnings at $1559.50 followed by Northwest Territories at $1552.27 and Yukon at $1348.75. However, these provinces have very low population being in the northern Canada.

Alberta has the average weekly earnings of $1257.16 among the major Canadian provinces followed by Ontario at $1198.79 and British Columbia at $1170.23.

How much is the average weekly earnings in Canada?

Canada has the average weekly earnings of $1170.14 as per latest data by Statistics Canada released on October 27, 2022.

How much is the average weekly earnings in Ontario and British Columbia?

Ontario has the average weekly earnings of $1198.70, while British Columbia has average weekly earnings at $1170.23

How much is the average weekly earnings in Quebec?

Quebec has an average weekly earnings of $1120.40

Source: Statistics Canada


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