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). 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
2019-04-25 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 3.4% 2.6%
2019-08-29 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Jun 3.4%
2019-09-26 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Jul
2019-10-31 12:30 PM Average Weekly Earnings YoY Aug


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19030.40 19054.60 19056.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1149.90 1114.40 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -12.60 -26.20 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -11.60 24.10 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -24.20 -2.20 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 10.70 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 25.60 25.75 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.93 26.48 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 3.40 2.60 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 16942.20 16909.60 16942.20 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 73.70 30.40 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.99 28.81 28.99 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.90 62.10 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 2.60 5.50 -0.40 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 4.23 May/19
Australia 2.30 Jun/19
Canada 3.40 May/19
Euro Area 2.50 Mar/19
France 0.80 Mar/19
Germany 1.20 Mar/19
Italy 0.70 Jun/19
Japan 0.40 Jun/19
Netherlands 2.59 Jul/19
Russia 3.50 Jul/19
Spain 4.96 Jun/19
Switzerland 0.50 Mar/19
United Kingdom 3.70 Jun/19
United States 5.48 Jun/19


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