Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2.6 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,138 in August of 2021 and advanced 0.7 percent on a monthly basis. It was the steepest increase since March, as all jurisdictions in Canada have implemented final or near-final stages of their public health reopening plans. The largest gains were seen in accommodation and food services (11.6 percent to CAD 473), information and cultural industries (11.5 percent to CAD 1,572), administrative and support, waste management and remediation services (9.6 percent to CAD 957), and mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9.1 percent to CAD 2,240). Across Canadian provinces, earnings rose the most in Newfoundland and Labrador (2.2 percent to CAD 1,129), Quebec (2 percent to CAD 1,074), and Ontario (1 percent to CAD 1,175). 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 November 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
2021-09-28 12:30 PM Jul 1.77% 0.5%
2021-10-28 12:30 PM Aug 2.56% 1.77%
2021-11-25 01:30 PM Sep 2.56%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.90 percent Oct/21
Employed Persons 19162.40 19131.20 Thousand Oct/21
Unemployed Persons 1365.60 1421.80 Thousand Oct/21
Part Time Employment -5.20 -36.50 Thousand Oct/21
Full Time Employment 36.40 193.60 Thousand Oct/21
Employment Change 31.20 157.10 Thousand Oct/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.50 percent Oct/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.20 11.30 percent Oct/21
Labour Costs 117.14 114.02 points Jun/21
Productivity 110.73 110.11 points Jun/21
Wages 27.46 27.36 CAD/Hour Aug/21
Minimum Wages 14.35 14.25 CAD/Hour Oct/21
Wages in Manufacturing 27.54 27.93 CAD/Hour Aug/21
Population 38.01 37.78 Million Dec/20
Employment Rate 61.00 60.90 percent Oct/21
Average Hourly Earnings 31.03 30.91 CAD Oct/21
Wage Growth 2.56 1.77 percent Aug/21
Non Farm Payrolls 16613.90 16289.10 Thousand Jul/21
Job Vacancies 731905.00 553480.00 Jun/21

News Stream
Canada Weekly Earnings Rise the Most in 5 Months
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2.6 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,138 in August of 2021 and advanced 0.7 percent on a monthly basis. It was the steepest increase since March, as all jurisdictions in Canada have implemented final or near-final stages of their public health reopening plans. The largest gains were seen in accommodation and food services (11.6 percent to CAD 473), information and cultural industries (11.5 percent to CAD 1,572), administrative and support, waste management and remediation services (9.6 percent to CAD 957), and mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9.1 percent to CAD 2,240). Across Canadian provinces, earnings rose the most in Newfoundland and Labrador (2.2 percent to CAD 1,129), Quebec (2 percent to CAD 1,074), and Ontario (1 percent to CAD 1,175).
2021-10-28
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 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.