Average Salary In Canada In 2016

By Oksana Madera | Thursday, February 9, 2017

Today I will tell you about the average salary in Canada. When you read the article and see the numbers, you should understand that we talk about the average data. The numbers were collected from all provinces and sectors. They depended on many factors: the living standards in different parts of Canada, the demand and the availability of jobs and, of course, minimum wages in each province.

A few months after moving to this wonderful country, I have noticed that there are different wages for men and women. Men usually earn more on the same positions with the same experience and education. This is reflected in the data. Thus, medium hourly wages of the male population in 2016 was $ 27.29, while the female - $ 23.55. In 2014, men earned $ 25.93 per hour, while women - $ 22.35. In 2012: $ 25.01 and $ 21.49 respectively.

Also found a definite relationship between wages and labor rate: a person who works full time, usually at the same positions, education, and experience, receives a higher hourly wage. In 2016, the salaries of those employees were $ 26.91 per hour compared to $ 17.93 for part-time workers. In 2014 - $ 25.57 and $ 16.99 in 2012 - $ 24.57 and $ 16.34 respectively.

As you can see, the difference between the salaries of employees at full and part-time workers is huge. While you are looking for a job, this fact should be taken into account.

The highest hourly salary dentists receive - $ 75. Then the engineers - $ 67. In third place found themselves computer specialists and information managers - $ 62.

The lowest hourly wage received by people working in the retail trade - $ 15, then data entry workers - $ 18, and the third place went to bookkeepers - $ 20.

Despite the crisis in the oil industry, the highest weekly earnings were recorded in the mining and oil industries - $ 1,951 (at June 2016). The second place was taken by the utilities - $ 1,674, and the third - the management of companies and enterprises - $ 1,474.

The lowest salaries are paid in the sector of accommodation and food services ($ 382). Second place - retail sales ($ 571) and the third - the arts, entertainment, and recreation ($ 577).

Below I present information about the minimum hourly rates in the different provinces of Canada:

Alberta - $ 11.20 ($ 12.20 - October 1, 2016) $ 10.70 - alcoholic drinks sector.
British Columbia - $ 10.45 ($ 10.85 - September 15, 2016) $ 9.20 - alcoholic drinks sector ($ 9.60 - September 15, 2016).
Saskatchewan - $ 10.50 ($ 10.72 - October 1, 2016).
Manitoba - $ 11.00.
Ontario - $ 11.25 general workers ($ 11.40 - October 1, 2016), $ 9.80 - alcoholic drinks sector ($ 9.90 - October 1, 2016), $10.55 - students under 18 (who work less than 28 hours per week), ($ 10.70 - October 1, 2016 )
Quebec - $ 10.75, $ 9.20 - if you get a tip.
New Brunswick - $ 10.65.
Nova Scotia - $ 10.70.
Prince Edward Island - $ 10.75 ($ 11.00 - October 1, 2016).
Newfoundland and Labrador - $ 10.50.
Yukon - $ 11.07.
Northwest Territories - $ 12.50.
Nunavut - $ 13.00.

In spite of all these statistics, even in the low-paid sectors, specialists get good salaries. Everything is in our hand. Favorite job, perseverance, hard work and a little luck are the necessary ingredients to promote career development. As Confucius said, "Do what you like and you will not have a single working day in your life."