CANADIAN EARNINGS and EMPLOYMENT RATES
Employment Rates and Employment Profiles and Productivity Chart
MAR 2019 Provincial Earnings
Average employment earnings in Alberta are 1% below their October 2014 $60,961 peak and are:
- 12% above Ontario
- 14% above the national Canadian average
- 18% above BC and
- 22% above Quebec (no typo)
Since the Pit of Gloom in March 2009, average earnings are:
- Up 29% or 2.9% per year in Quebec
- Up 28% or 2.7% per year Nationally
- Up 28% or 2.8% per year in Alberta
- Up 26% or 2.6% per year in Ontario
- Up 25% or 2.4% per year in BC
Total Median Family Household
Income from 2016 StatsCan Census
STATISTICS CANADA DATA: Employment & Average Earnings including Overtime seasonally adjusted, for all employees (2 months lag) for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
Stats Can Earnings Data prior to Jan 2010 supplied by The Fraser Institute
5 year Annual Record of Employment & Earnings from Statistics Canada
CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT RATES
in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and their Provinces
STATS CAN Highlight Snippet
Employment increased in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island. It declined in New Brunswick, and was little changed in the other provinces. Employment rose for youth aged 15 to 24, people aged 55 and older, and women in the core working ages of 25 to 54. Employment gains were spread across several industries: wholesale and retail trade; construction; information, culture and recreation; "other services"; public administration; and agriculture. At the same time, employment decreased in professional, scientific and technical services. The number of employees in both the private and public sectors increased, while there was no change in self-employment.
APR 2019 vs APR 2009 UNEMPLOYED and EMPLOYED in Canada Including Quebec, Montreal, Ontario, Toronto, Alberta, Calgary, British Columbia, Vancouver
1.8% of Alberta employees earned minimum wage in 2013
7% of Alberta employees earned minimum wage July 2018
* Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction ** Finance, Insurance, Real Estate & Leasing
"The employment rate (table above, formerly the employment/population ratio) is the number of persons employed expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years of age and over seasonally adjusted.
Estimates are percentages, rounded to the nearest tenth. Labour force survey estimates (LFS) by census metropolitan area are based on 2011 Census boundaries, 3-month moving average, seasonally adjusted." (StatsCan)
If you want to labour at the lower end of the pay scale, you can always move boxes of consumer items in and out of warehouses.
But if higher earnings are required, your job security is dependent on your non-routine skills.
Full Time and Part Time Workers in Canada by Age since 1976
Year-end review - December 2017 to December 2018.
In the 12 months to December 2018, employment increased by 163,000 (+0.9%), entirely driven by gains in full-time work (+185,000 or +1.2%). Over the same period, total hours worked rose 0.9%. FULL REPORT at STATSCAN.
Canadian Productivity Chart via TradingEconomics.com
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses decreased 0.4% in the fourth quarter 2018, after a downwardly revised 0.2% rise in the previous period and against market expectations of a 0.2% gain. This decline reflected the continued growth in hours worked, while business output remained at about the same level as in the previous quarter. The real GDP of business was unchanged in Q4, following nine quarterly increases. The output growth in services-producing businesses (0.5%) was offset by a decline in the output of goods-producing businesses (-0.9%). Hours worked in the business sector rose 0.4% in the Q4, following a 0.3% increase in Q3. Hours worked increased in both goods-producing (1.1%) and services-producing businesses (0.1%). Productivity fell further in goods-producing businesses (-1.9% from -0.1%) while it increased faster in services-producing businesses (0.4% from 0.2%). In 2018, labour productivity of Canadian businesses was unchanged, following a 1.9% increase in 2017. Productivity in Canada averaged 87.64 Index Points from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 106.63 Index Points in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 67.27 Index Points in the third quarter of 1981.