average weekly earnings by provinces in Canada January 2023

Average weekly earnings by provinces in Canada: January 2023 update

The latest Statistics Canada data showed that average weekly earnings rose 4.2% in November 2022 on a year-over-year basis. The data, released on January 26, 2023, pointed out that increases were recorded across all provinces. However, the largest increases were seen in New Brunswick (+6.2% to $1,077) and Newfoundland and Labrador (+6.5% to $1,178).

Overall gains in average weekly earnings were slightly moderated by slower growth in:

  • Saskatchewan (+3.7% to $1,150), also
  • Ontario (+3.7% to $1,204).
Provinces/TerritoriesAverage weekly earnings
in November 2022
Newfoundland and Labrador$1,178.30
Prince Edward Island$ 994.16
Nova Scotia$1,031.80
New Brunswick$1,076.99
British Columbia$1,177.45
Northwest Territories$1,579.40

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Industry-Wise Weekly Earnings

According to Statistics Canada, in November, average weekly earnings in the goods-producing sector increased by 5.3%. On the other hand, gains in manufacturing and mining (+6.3% to $1,261), and quarrying and oil and gas extraction (+5.7% to $2,362) were dampened by slower growth in construction (+3.6% to $1,468).

Meanwhile, robust gains in real estate and rental and leasing (+9.1% to $1,300) and retail trade (+6.1% to $701) were moderated by slower gains in:

  • administrative and support, waste management and remediation services (+0.7% to $967),
  • arts, entertainment and recreation (+0.9% to $714), also
  • health care and social assistance (+1.6% to $1,033).

The report also pointed out that changes in earnings growth can be the result of several factors, such as changes in wages, changes in the composition of employment and average hours worked each week.

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SectorsAverage weekly earnings
in August 2022
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction$2,362.28
Professional, scientific and also technical services$1,634.13
Management of companies and enterprises$1,570.68
Information and cultural industries$1,567.12
Finance and insurance$1,556.47
Public administration$1,527.13
Wholesale trade$1,413.46
Forestry, logging and also support$1,376.38
Real estate and rental and leasing$1,300.33
Transportation and warehousing$1,248.94

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