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Saskatchewan wage growth leading the country

Published by Derek Lothian on November 27, 2011

Move over, Alberta. There's another main attraction in Canada's job market.

According to StatsCan numbers released last week, the average wage in Saskatchewan bested Ontario the first time since records have been kept, rising 6.9 per cent from only one year ago. The increase boosts Saskatchewan's earnings to the second highest province in the country – 5.8 per cent higher than the national average.

Weekly earnings for non-farm payroll employees came in at $906.22 – up 2.4 per cent from the previous monthly, trailing only Alberta at $1,042.77. The Northwest Territories still lead Canada's wage battle at $1,264.55.

Over the same period, Saskatchewan's real wage rate – once adjusted for inflation – grew by 3.5 per cent, compared to a national decrease of 2.1 per cent.

 

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