Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 1.8 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,133 in July of 2021, and advanced 1 percent on a monthly basis. It was the steepest increase since March, as Ontario joined other Canadian provinces in the reopening process. The latest reading continues to reflect a number of factors, including the changes over the period in the number of hourly paid and largely lower-paid employees, compared with salaried employees, and changes in the industries of employment. The largest gains were seen in information & cultural industries (14.8 percent to CAD 1,611); utilities (10.7 percent to CAD 1,911); mining, quarrying, and oil & gas extraction (5.7 percent to CAD 2,217); and other services, excluding public administration *5.5 percent to CAD 967). Across Canadian provinces, earnings rose the most in British Columbia (4.4 percent to CAD 1,143); Yukon (3.9 percent to CAD 1,286); and Nova Scotia (3.2 percent to CAD 985). source: Statistics Canada

Wage Growth in Canada averaged 2.43 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 10.30 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -0.40 percent in May of 2001. This page provides - Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Wage Growth in Canada is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2022 and 3.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-26 12:30 PM Jun 0.7% -0.1%
2021-09-28 12:30 PM Jul 1.77% 0.5%
2021-10-28 12:30 PM Aug 1.77%


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Canada Weekly Earnings Rise the Most in 4 Months
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 1.8 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,133 in July of 2021, and advanced 1 percent on a monthly basis. It was the steepest increase since March, as Ontario joined other Canadian provinces in the reopening process. The latest reading continues to reflect a number of factors, including the changes over the period in the number of hourly paid and largely lower-paid employees, compared with salaried employees, and changes in the industries of employment. The largest gains were seen in information & cultural industries (14.8 percent to CAD 1,611); utilities (10.7 percent to CAD 1,911); mining, quarrying, and oil & gas extraction (5.7 percent to CAD 2,217); and other services, excluding public administration *5.5 percent to CAD 967). Across Canadian provinces, earnings rose the most in British Columbia (4.4 percent to CAD 1,143); Yukon (3.9 percent to CAD 1,286); and Nova Scotia (3.2 percent to CAD 985).
2021-09-28
Canada Weekly Earnings Rebound in June
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada increased by 0.7% percent year-on-year to CAD 1,125 in June of 2021, rebounding from a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month. The largest increases took place in information and cultural industries (18.2 percent to CAD 1615), management of companies and enterprises (13.2 percent to CAD 1607), and forestry, logging, and support (12.4 percent to CAD 1263). Earnings grew in most provinces, namely British Columbia (1.8 percent to CAD 1117), Alberta (1.4 percent to CAD 1221), and Yukon (1.4 percent to CAD 1285).
2021-08-26
Canada Weekly Earnings Edge Lower in May
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada inched down 0.1 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,138 in May of 2021, and went up 0.9 percent on a monthly basis. It was the first decrease since October of 2016, amid ongoing public health restrictions. The latest reading continues to reflect a number of factors, including the changes over the period in the number of hourly paid and largely lower-paid employees, compared with salaried employees, and changes in the industries of employment. The steepest losses were seen in management of companies & enterprises (-8.0 percent to CAD 1,550); retail trade (-4.5 percent to CAD 641); accommodation & food services (-3.9 percent to CAD 457); and healthcare & social assistance (-2.3 percent to CAD 996). Earnings fell in most Canadian provinces, most significantly in Prince Edward Island (-6.2 percent to CAD 934); Newfoundland & Labrador (-5.5 percent 1,079); and the Northwest Territories (-3.7 percent to CAD 1,517).
2021-07-29

Canada Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 6.90 percent Sep/21 7.10 13.70 2.90
Employed Persons 19131.20 Thousand Sep/21 18974.10 19131.20 9636.70
Unemployed Persons 1421.80 Thousand Sep/21 1440.00 2609.80 691.50
Part Time Employment -36.50 Thousand Sep/21 21.70 443.80 -527.20
Full Time Employment 193.60 Thousand Sep/21 68.50 497.90 -1479.60
Employment Change 157.10 Thousand Sep/21 90.20 952.90 -1993.80
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 percent Sep/21 65.10 67.70 60.00
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.30 percent Sep/21 11.60 29.10 10.20
Labour Costs 117.14 points Jun/21 114.02 117.14 44.07
Productivity 110.73 points Jun/21 110.11 126.77 67.26
Wages 27.36 CAD/Hour Jul/21 27.32 28.02 13.73
Minimum Wages 14.35 CAD/Hour Oct/21 14.25 14.35 1.00
Wages in Manufacturing 27.93 CAD/Hour Jul/21 27.15 28.39 14.96
Population 38.01 Million Dec/20 37.78 38.01 17.91
Average Hourly Earnings 30.91 CAD Sep/21 30.80 31.25 15.88
Employment Rate 60.90 percent Sep/21 60.50 63.50 52.10
Wage Growth 1.77 percent Jul/21 0.50 10.30 -0.40
Non Farm Payrolls 16613.90 Thousand Jul/21 16289.10 17085.60 10863.80
Job Vacancies 731905.00 Jun/21 553480.00 731905.00 330215.00


Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY
In Canada, average weekly earnings (including overtime) refers to the gross taxable payroll (including overtime) divided by the number of employees. It is calculated for all types of employees. In general, changes in weekly earnings reflect a number of factors, including wage growth; changes in the composition of employment by industry, occupation and level of job experience; and average hours worked per week.