Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 3.3% year-on-year to CAD 1,042 in October of 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.7% gain in September. Wage increases were led by administrative and support services (9.1% to CAD 838.73); utilities (9.1% to CAD 1,955.55); and arts, entertainment and recreation (7.1% to CAD 635.28). Payroll employees in manufacturing earned an average of CAD 1152 per week, an increase of 5.5%. Wages in the mining, oil and gas extraction industry went up 4.1% to CAD 2153.43, the highest among the 20 sectors covered. On the other hand, wages fell by 6.1% to CAD 1169.29 in the forestry, logging and support sector.

Wage Growth in Canada averaged 2.24 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. This page provides - Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Statistics Canada

Wage Growth in Canada is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wage Growth in Canada to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY is projected to trend around 3.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.70 5.50 -0.40 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-26 12:30 PM Jul 2.7% 2.1%
2019-10-31 12:30 PM Aug 2.9% 2.9%
2019-11-28 01:30 PM Sep 4.0% 2.6%
2019-12-19 01:30 PM Oct 3.3% 3.7%
2020-01-30 01:30 PM Nov 3.3%


News Stream
2019-11-28
Canada Weekly Earnings Rise the Most since 2011
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 4 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,042 in September 2019, up from a downwardly revised 2.6 percent increase in the previous month. It was the largest gain in earnings since January 2011, led by accommodation & food services (6.2% to CAD 429), administrative & support services (6.1% to CAD 832) and manufacturing (6% to CAD 1,154). Other rises were also seen in professional, scientific & technical services (5.8% to CAD 1,474); retail trade (4.3% to CAD 626); health care & social assistance (4.3% to CAD (944); construction (4.1% to CAD 1,303); educational services (3.6% to CAD 1,080) and public administration (1.2% to CAD 1,329). Meantime, earnings were little changed in wholesale trade (0.2% to CAD 1,236.1). Average weekly earnings were up in all 10 provinces in September, led by Quebec (4.9% to CAD 975).

2019-10-31
Canada Average Weekly Earnings Rise 2.9%
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada increased 2.9 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,035 in August of 2019, the same pace as in the previous month. Average weekly earnings were up in 8 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by construction (3.9%). At the same time, earnings were little changed in educational services (1.3%) and wholesale trade (0.3%). Compared with August 2018, average weekly earnings rose in nine provinces in August, led by Newfoundland and Labrador while they were little changed in Manitoba.

2019-09-26
Canada Average Weekly Earnings Rise 2.7%
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in July of 2019, after a downwardly revised 2.1 percent increase in the prior month. Average weekly earnings increased in 8 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by administrative and support services. At the same time, earnings were little changed in construction and educational services. Compared with July 2018, average weekly earnings increased in nine provinces, with Prince Edward Island leading the gains for the second consecutive month. Little change was recorded in Alberta.

2019-08-29
Canada Average Weekly Earnings Rise 2.5% YoY in June
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in June 2019, after a 3.4 percent increase in the prior month. Average weekly earnings increased in 7 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by wholesale trade. At the same time, earnings were little changed in retail trade, construction, and educational services. Compared with June 2018, average weekly earnings increased in all provinces, led by Prince Edward Island.

2019-07-25
Canada Average Weekly Earnings Rise the Most in Over a Year
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada increased 3.4 percent year-on-year in May 2019, following a downwardly revised 2.6 percent rise in the previous month. It was the largest gain in earnings since February last year, as wages went up in all of the industrial sectors, namely administrative & support services (7.5 percent to CAD 844); professional, scientific & technical services (3.9 percent to CAD 1,425); accommodation & food services (3.2 percent to CAD 414); retail trade (2.8 percent to CAD 611); wholesale trade (2.6 percent to CAD 1,246); manufacturing (2.6 percent to CAD 1,132) and health care & social assistance (2.4 percent to CAD 936). Average weekly earnings advanced in nine provinces, led by Saskatchewan (5.8 percent to CAD 1,070), British Columbia (4.3 percent to CAD 1,000) and New Brunswick (4.2 percent to CAD 947).

2019-06-27
Canada Average Weekly Earnings at 8-Month High
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.


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.

Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.90 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19127.40 19092.20 19165.20 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1142.80 1194.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -3.20 -32.80 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 38.40 -38.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 35.20 -71.20 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 65.60 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.60 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 106.95 106.71 106.95 67.27 points [+]
Labour Costs 109.95 108.82 109.95 43.75 points [+]
Wages 25.79 25.55 25.79 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.89 26.04 26.54 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 3.30 3.70 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 17016.20 17022.30 17022.30 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 581595.00 506140.00 581595.00 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 [+]
Adp Employment Change 46.20 30.90 110.00 -37.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.91 28.95 28.99 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.80 61.70 63.70 56.00 percent [+]