Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in March 2019, after an upwardly revised 1.2 percent increase in the prior month. Wages increased in 5 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by administrative and support services (4.5% to CAD 866 in March), professional, scientific and technical services (4.3% to CAD 1,428), health care & social assistance (3.6% to CAD 926) and public administration (1.9% to CAD 1,325). Meantime, earnings declined in retail trade (-3.4% to CAD 584) and were little changed in accommodation and food services, manufacturing, construction and wholesale trade. Average weekly earnings grew in eight provinces, led by Newfoundland and Labrador (3.2% to CAD 1,063), New Brunswick (3.0% to CAD 930) and Nova Scotia (2.9% to CAD 892) while those were little changed in Prince Edward Island and 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.