Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 4% year-on-year to CAD 1,170.1 in April of 2022. It was the eleventh consecutive month of growth in average weekly earnings. Retail trade (+11.7% to CAD 715), professional, scientific and technical services (+9.7% to CAD 1,680), manufacturing (+8.2% to CAD 1,264) and wholesale trade (+7.4% to CAD 1,417), which together accounted for close to one-third of all payroll employees, led the gains. Meanwhile, arts, entertainment and recreation (-4.5% to CAD 711) was the only industry to report a decrease in average weekly earnings, likely due, in part, to the larger year-over-year payroll employment increase among lower-paying hourly employees (+66,800; +50.8%) compared with salaried employees (+9,700; +15.1%) in this sector. source: Statistics Canada

Wage Growth in Canada averaged 2.43 percent from 1992 until 2022, 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 July of 2022.

Wage Growth in Canada is expected to be 3.10 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 2023 and 3.20 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.20 percent May 2022
Unemployed Persons 1057.80 1085.80 Thousand May 2022
Employed Persons 19640.30 19600.50 Thousand May 2022
Part Time Employment -95.80 47.10 Thousand May 2022
Full Time Employment 135.40 -31.60 Thousand May 2022
Employment Change 39.80 15.30 Thousand May 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.30 percent May 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.80 10.10 percent May 2022
Labour Costs 124.15 120.53 points Mar 2022
Productivity 106.98 107.46 points Mar 2022
Wages 28.68 28.53 CAD/Hour Apr 2022
Minimum Wages 15.50 15.00 CAD/Hour Oct 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 28.67 28.90 CAD/Hour Apr 2022
Population 38.44 38.01 Million Dec 2021
Average Hourly Earnings 32.14 31.80 CAD May 2022
Employment Rate 61.90 61.90 percent May 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 17457.00 17311.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Job Vacancies 890385.00 915545.00 Mar 2022
Wage Growth 4.30 2.10 percent Mar 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 2.10 10.30 -0.40 1992 - 2022 percent Monthly
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Canada Weekly Earnings Rise for 11th Straight Month
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 4% year-on-year to CAD 1,170.1 in April of 2022. It was the eleventh consecutive month of growth in average weekly earnings. Retail trade (+11.7% to CAD 715), professional, scientific and technical services (+9.7% to CAD 1,680), manufacturing (+8.2% to CAD 1,264) and wholesale trade (+7.4% to CAD 1,417), which together accounted for close to one-third of all payroll employees, led the gains. Meanwhile, arts, entertainment and recreation (-4.5% to CAD 711) was the only industry to report a decrease in average weekly earnings, likely due, in part, to the larger year-over-year payroll employment increase among lower-paying hourly employees (+66,800; +50.8%) compared with salaried employees (+9,700; +15.1%) in this sector.
2022-06-24
Canada Weekly Earnings Up for 10th Straight Month
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 4.3 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,169.7 in March of 2022. It was the tenth consecutive month of growth in average weekly earnings. The largest pay increases were seen in the sectors of utilities ( 11.7% to CAD 2,011); followed by finance and insurance (+12.1% to CAD 1,625) and professional, scientific and technical services (+8.0% to CAD 1,633). On the contrary, arts, entertainment and recreation (-4.2% to $693) was the only sector which dragged. Region wise, earnings rose the most in Quebec (+7.9 % to CAD 3,954); Ontario (+7.5% to CAD 6,695); and British Columbia (+7.3% to CAD 2428.8).
2022-05-26
Canada Weekly Earnings Up for 9th Straight Month
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2.4 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,161 in February of 2022. It was the ninth consecutive month of growth in average weekly earnings. The largest pay increases were seen in the sectors of retail trade (8.9 percent to CAD 696), utilities (6 percent to CAD 2,001), finance and insurance (6.7 percent to CAD 1,588), and manufacturing (5.5 percent to CAD 1,253). Region wise, earnings rose the most in the Northwest Territories (6.2 percent to CAD 1,569), Newfoundland and Labrador (5.3 percent to CAD 1,132) and Yukon (3.9 percent to CAD 1,315).
2022-04-28