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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-27 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Jan 2% 1.7%
2019-04-25 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Feb 1.1% 1.9%
2019-05-30 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Mar 1.9% 1.2%
2019-06-27 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Apr 2.9% 1.8%
2019-07-25 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY May 2.9%
2019-08-29 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Jun
2019-09-26 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Jul


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.40 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19054.60 19056.80 19056.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1114.40 1081.80 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -26.20 0.00 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24.10 27.70 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -2.20 27.70 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.00 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 105.97 105.68 106.56 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.49 107.34 108.49 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.75 25.52 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 26.48 25.74 26.48 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 14.00 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.31 36.96 37.31 17.91 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Wage Growth 2.90 1.80 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 506140.00 547330.00 550670.00 330215.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2580.00 2640.00 2640.00 2440.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1960.00 1960.00 1790.00 CAD/Month [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16906.20 16889.20 16906.20 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 30.40 -16.00 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.81 28.50 28.81 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 62.10 62.20 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


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. This page provides - Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 1.80 5.50 -0.40 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 2.77 Apr/19
Australia 2.30 Mar/19
Canada 2.90 Apr/19
Euro Area 2.50 Mar/19
France 0.80 Mar/19
Germany 1.20 Mar/19
Italy 1.60 May/19
Japan -0.20 May/19
Netherlands 2.34 Jun/19
Russia 2.30 Jun/19
Spain 4.62 May/19
Switzerland 0.50 Mar/19
United Kingdom 3.40 May/19
United States 3.59 May/19


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