Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada increased 1.1 percent year-on-year in February of 2019, easing from a downwardly revised 1.9 percent rise in the previous month. It was the smallest gain in earnings since March of 2017. Wages were up in 7 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by accommodation and food services (4.5% to CAD 414), and administrative and support services (4.4% to CAD 833). At the same time, earnings were little changed in construction, retail trade, and wholesale trade. Average weekly earnings rose in Manitoba (2.7% to CAD 952), Quebec (2.4% to CAD 950), Nova Scotia (2.2% to CAD 885), New Brunswick (1.2% to CAD 920), British Columbia (1.1% to CAD 969), Saskatchewan (1.0% to CAD 1,025) and Ontario (1.0% to CAD 1,026) while earnings decreased in Alberta and they were little changed in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Wage Growth in Canada averaged 2.23 percent from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in September of 2005 and a record low of -0.40 percent in May of 2001.