Alberta has highest average earnings in Canada
Canada, 28th September: Thinking of moving to Canada for employment? Consider Alberta since it offers highest average earnings.
You will get paid to work in Canada. But if choose Alberta, you can look forward to earnings highest salary on an average in Canada. At least that’s what the official figures for the last couple of months seem to suggest.
Sharp increase in Alberta average weekly earnings—Average weekly earnings saw a steep rise in Alberta in the month of July. As per the figures by Statistics Canada, a rise of 2.5 percent was seen in the weekly earnings in July as compared to the previous month.
This helped Alberta average weekly earnings in July to reach $1,094.85.
Considering the details, Statistics Canada further said that average weekly earnings in Alberta in the month of July this year was also high by 4.1 percent as compared to the earnings in July last year.
In all provinces of Canada, average weekly earnings in July for non-farm payroll workers went up by 1.1 percent over June taking the figures to $906.68. Average earnings across the nation showed a rise of 4.1 percent (year-over-year).
Growth in average weekly earnings was highest in Saskatchewan (7.1 percent) followed by Newfoundland and Labrador (6.9 percent), PEI (Prince Edward Island-6.5 percent) and Alberta.
Growth in Alberta employment--—An increase was seen in Alberta employment by 0.4 percent. On year-over-year basis, Alberta employment increased by 5.4 percent helping Alberta lead the nation.
In Alberta, industrial sectors having majority of workforce included support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction as well as oil and gas extraction.
And talking of employment in different provinces of Canada, Alberta was leading in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction (55 percent). Ontario (11 percent), BC (10 percent) and Saskatchewan (9 percent) came next in the list.
Figures show that the biggest rise was noticed in Canada’s mining, quarrying, and oil and gas with growth rate of 8.1 percent in payroll employment. Construction sector followed with a growth rate of 4.6 percent in payroll employment.
Accommodation and food services (3.4 percent), professional scientific and technical services (3.3 percent) and transportation and warehousing (3.1 percent) were other leading sectors in Canada.