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
|Industry||Average Weekly Earnings|
|Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction||2304.44|
|Finance and insurance||1724.12|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||1639.86|
|Information and cultural industries||1621.54|
|Management of companies and enterprises||1493.67|
|Forestry, logging and support||1411.59|
|Transportation and warehousing||1226.55|
|Real estate and rental and leasing||1204.10|
|Health care and social assistance||1016.67|
|Other services (excluding public administration)||981.10|
|Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services||952.89|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||729.04|
|Accommodation and food services||468.30|
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Province-Wise Weekly Earnings in Canada
|Geography||Weekly Earnings Sep 2022||Weekly Earnings Aug 2022|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||$1159.31||$1145.71|
|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