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Know Average Weekly Earnings In All The Canadian Provinces!

On August 25, 2022 Statistics Canada released June 2022 data for average weekly earnings in Canada and all the provinces. This data is usually 2 months delayed because of administrative steps that lead to collection and compilation of data from our widely spread Canada.

According to the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH), the number of workers getting compensation or benefits from their employers increased by 114,600 (+0.7%) in June. Six provinces had gains, with Quebec (+28,800; +0.7%) and Ontario (+43,000; +0.6%) reporting the biggest gains.

On a yearly basis, average weekly wages rose 3.5% (to $1,159) in June, above the gain witnessed in May (+2.5%). Since June 2021, the average weekly wages have been increasing year over year.

As per Statistics Canada report, generally a variety of factors, such as salary changes, shifts in the makeup of the workforce, and adjustments to the average number of hours worked per week, might have affected the growth of earnings.

Nine provinces reported rising average weekly wages year over year, with New Brunswick leading the way (+5.5% to $1,067) and Prince Edward Island seeing minimal change.

Sector-Wise Weekly Earnings – June 2022

SectorsWeekly Earnings
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2,225.24
Professional, scientific and technical services1,656.93
Finance and insurance1,573.01
Management of companies and enterprises1,552.20
Public administration1,493.25
Information and cultural industries1,465.71
Wholesale trade1,375.73
Forestry, logging and support1,291.14
Transportation and warehousing1,224.19
Real estate and rental and leasing1,173.67
Educational services1,118.73
Health care and social assistance1,036.31
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services986.54
Other services (excluding public administration)977.25
Retail trade695.53
Arts, entertainment and recreation673.44
Accommodation and food services472.56

Canada Province-Wise Weekly Earnings – June 2022

ProvinceAverage Weekly Earnings
Northwest Territories1,538.80
British Columbia1,165.15
Newfoundland and Labrador1,137.13
New Brunswick1,066.90
Nova Scotia1,026.43
Prince Edward Island978.27

Source: Statistics Canada

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