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StatCan Blog: Mapping Canada's wages

Released: 2017-07-20

There's a new item in Statistics Canada's labour statistics toolbox.

This month's StatCan Blog post focuses on the agency's first release of paid wage data from the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS). The data, released on June 15, are the latest addition to the agency's extensive set of labour statistics.

Since it began in 2015, the JVWS has provided data on job vacancies across the country. Now, the survey is providing detailed wage data for about 500 different occupations in 76 economic regions. The JVWS provides data on full-time and part-time wages, the areas of the country with the lowest and highest average wages, and the occupations that offer the most lucrative pay.

Job vacancy data from the JVWS will continue to be released on a quarterly basis, while data on paid wages will be provided annually.


The July 2017 edition of the StatCan Blog is now available.

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