Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|April 2016||April 2017||April 2016 to April 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,065.6||25.91||15,305.8||26.08||0.7|
|15 to 24 years||2,219.1||14.73||2,209.9||14.76||0.2|
|25 to 54 years||10,125.3||27.92||10,270.9||28.22||1.1|
|55 years and over||2,721.2||27.51||2,825.0||27.19||-1.2|
|No union coverage3||10,472.2||24.25||10,573.1||24.44||0.8|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,600.9||25.94||2,572.2||25.91||-0.1|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,265.4||36.63||1,218.2||35.86||-2.1|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,888.2||31.30||1,847.2||31.63||1.1|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||308.3||22.75||341.3||23.53||3.4|
|Sales and service occupations||3,925.8||16.43||4,006.7||16.69||1.6|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,025.2||25.76||2,106.3||25.73||-0.1|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||240.0||22.98||236.2||24.60||7.0|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||765.6||21.62||799.7||22.27||3.0|
|1. Those who work as employees of a private firm or business or the public sector. |
2. Employees who are members of a union and employees who are not union members but who are covered by a collective agreement or a union contract.
3. Employees who are not members of a union or not covered by a collective agreement or a union contract.
4. A permanent job is one that is expected to last as long as the employee wants it, given that business conditions permit. That is, there is no pre-determined termination date.
5. A temporary job has a predetermined end date, or will end as soon as a specified project is completed. Includes seasonal jobs; temporary, term or contract jobs including work done through a temporary help agency; casual jobs; and other temporary work.
Sources: Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 282-0151 and 282-0073.
Last modified: 2017-05-05.
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