Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2.9 percent year-on-year in April 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.8 percent increase in the prior month. It was the largest gain in earnings since August of 2018, as wages increased in 8 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by administrative & support services (8.3% to CAD 828), scientific & technical services (7.1% to CAD 1,460); manufacturing (6.5% to CAD 1,148) and accommodation & food services (3.3% to CAD 411). At the same time, earnings were little changed in wholesale trade while those decreased in retail trade (-1.5% to CAD 597). Average weekly earnings rose in nine provinces, led by Nova Scotia (4.6% to CAD 896), Saskatchewan (4.0% to CAD 1,047), New Brunswick (3.9% to CAD 939), British Columbia (3.8% to CAD 989) and Quebec (3.3% to CAD 958) while earnings were little changed in Alberta. 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.