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.
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Sector-Wise Weekly Earnings – June 2022
|Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction||2,225.24|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||1,656.93|
|Finance and insurance||1,573.01|
|Management of companies and enterprises||1,552.20|
|Information and cultural industries||1,465.71|
|Forestry, logging and support||1,291.14|
|Transportation and warehousing||1,224.19|
|Real estate and rental and leasing||1,173.67|
|Health care and social assistance||1,036.31|
|Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services||986.54|
|Other services (excluding public administration)||977.25|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||673.44|
|Accommodation and food services||472.56|
Canada Province-Wise Weekly Earnings – June 2022
|Province||Average Weekly Earnings|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||1,137.13|
|Prince Edward Island||978.27|
Source: Statistics Canada
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Gagandeep Kaur Sekhon moved to Canada in 2010 on a study visa. She navigated through the ups and downs of her student life and gained her permanent residency in 2015. Today, she is a proud Canadian citizen residing in Calgary, Alberta. She is mother of 2 beautiful daughters and making her difference through writing and guidance at INC – Immigration News Canada.