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Posted on May 10 2023

Average hourly salary in Canada is now $42.58, an increase of 9% from last quarter - StatCan reports

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Updated April 19 2024

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Highlights: StatCan report, an increase of an hourly wages in Canada in February 2023

  • As per the recent StatCan reports, hourly wages in Canada rise to $42.58.
  • Both salaried professionals and hourly employees saw a rise in February 2023.
  • The average hourly salaries continued to increase for the past six months.
  • 9% rise in Canadian hourly salary compared to the past quarter. 

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Rise in hourly wages in Canada, hits $42.58 February 2023

Wages in Canada for salaried professionals have seen a rise of $0.21 in February 2023 compared to the previous month; similarly, employees paid on an hourly basis saw an increase of $0.19 in February 2023.

*Note: This also includes overtime hours.

As per the StatCan reports, the hourly wages of salaried professionals have been increasing for the past six months, whereas for hourly-paid workers, the salaries have been rising for the past eight months in a row.
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Average hourly wages as per Province/territory for salaried professionals
The below table outlines the average hourly wages for each province between December 2022 and February 2023.

Province

Dec-22

Jan-23

Feb-23

Alberta

$45.12

$44.67

$45.29

British Columbia

$42.24

$42.78

$42.92

Manitoba

$38.55

$39.04

$38.73

New Brunswick

$39.70

$39.49

$40.23

Newfoundland and Labrador

$41.10

$40.95

$40.39

Northwest Territories

$52.04

$51.59

$52.61

Nova Scotia

$38.03

$37.37

$37.18

Nunavut

$55.06

$56.79

$53.52

Ontario

$43.20

$43.17

$43.44

Prince Edward Island

$35.48

$34.48

$35.30

Quebec

$41.04

$40.68

$40.82

Saskatchewan

$41.32

$41.19

$41.16

Yukon

$47.45

$47.89

$47.31

Average hourly wages as per Province/territory for hourly-paid workers

The below table outlines the average hourly wages for hourly paid employees in each province

Province

Dec-22

Jan-23

Feb-23

Alberta

$31.17

$30.57

$31.00

British Columbia

$30.40

$29.94

$30.34

Manitoba

$28.46

$28.02

$27.98

New Brunswick

$27.14

$27.16

$26.85

Newfoundland and Labrador

$28.83

$28.77

$28.45

Northwest Territories

$42.96

$41.37

$41.93

Nova Scotia

$26.45

$26.05

$25.99

Nunavut

$39.49

$38.59

$38.68

Ontario

$28.68

$28.71

$28.84

Prince Edward Island

$24.77

$24.51

$24.89

Quebec

$29.85

$29.76

$29.81

Saskatchewan

$28.88

$28.70

$29.28

Yukon

$33.19

$32.09

$32.82

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