Know Latest Average Weekly Earnings In Canada & All The Provinces

latest average weekly earnings in Canada


On November 24, 2022 – Statistics Canada released September 2022 data for average weekly earnings in Canada and all provinces. Due to administrative steps that lead to the collection and compilation of data from our widely dispersed Canada, this data is typically delayed by two months.

In September 2022, the number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer increased by 85,300 (+0.5%), according to the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours. Average weekly earnings in Canada is at $1,175.37, an increase of 3.5% year-on-year.

Overall, the payroll employment were largest in Quebec (+39,100; +1.0%), Ontario (+15,300; +0.2%), British Columbia (+10,500; +0.4%) and Alberta (+10,400; +0.5%). The only province to see a decrease in payroll employment was Newfoundland and Labrador (-900; -0.4%).

Overall, average weekly earnings increased by 3.5% year on year in September 2022, slightly higher than the 3.2% increase in August. Below are the province-wise and industry-wise weekly earnings as per Statistics Canada.

Industry-Wise Weekly Earnings in Canada (Including overtime) – September 2022

IndustryAverage Weekly Earnings
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2304.44
Utilities1927.56
Finance and insurance1724.12
Professional, scientific and technical services1639.86
Information and cultural industries1621.54
Public administration1532.19
Management of companies and enterprises1493.67
Construction1456.61
Forestry, logging and support1411.59
Wholesale trade1399.45
Manufacturing1248.50
Transportation and warehousing1226.55
Real estate and rental and leasing1204.10
Sector aggregate1175.37
Educational services1145.01
Health care and social assistance1016.67
Other services (excluding public administration)981.10
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services952.89
Arts, entertainment and recreation729.04
Retail trade704.73
Accommodation and food services468.30


Province-Wise Weekly Earnings in Canada

GeographyWeekly Earnings Sep 2022Weekly Earnings Aug 2022
Nunavut$1593.33$1559.50
Northwest Territories$1560.30$1552.27
Yukon$1334.02$1348.75
Alberta$1266.05$1257.16
Ontario$1206.70$1198.79
British Columbia$1175.98$1170.23
Newfoundland and Labrador$1159.31$1145.71
Saskatchewan$1155.70$1143.55
Quebec$1118.25$1120.40
New Brunswick$1082.99$1066.62
Manitoba$1066.67$1070.27
Nova Scotia$1020.83$1027.02
Prince Edward Island$985.73$975.54

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Canadian province has the highest average weekly earnings?

Nunavut has the highest weekly earnings at $1593.33 followed by Northwest Territories at $1560.30 and Yukon at $1334.02. However, these provinces have very low population being in the northern Canada.

Alberta has the average weekly earnings of $1266.05 among the major Canadian provinces followed by Ontario at $1206.70 and British Columbia at $1175.98.

How much is the average weekly earnings in Canada?

Canada has the average weekly earnings of $1,175.37 as per latest data by Statistics Canada released on November 24, 2022.

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

Ontario has the average weekly earnings of $1206.70, while British Columbia has average weekly earnings at $1175.98

How much is the average weekly earnings in Quebec?

Quebec has an average weekly earnings of $1118.25

Source: Statistics Canada

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