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As an aspiring immigrant worker to Canada, being aware of the average Canadian salary will assist you in understanding the larger industry trends. You can also know the value of your abilities and skills in the job market. Young graduates and workers seeking to enter the workforce in Canada can also identify the sectors that value the maximum of their skills.

Statistics Canada in its latest data has highlighted the salary growth in diverse sectors and provinces in the nation. The review and analysis of this data offer crucial answers to queries regarding the economy of Canada.

The Average Canadian Salary

The Average Canadian Salary as of September 2021 was $ 65,773 annually across the nation for full-time workers. The salary trend is positive and most of the workers in Canada are earning salaries higher than in the past year. The average salary in Canada differs depending on the job sector and province.

ProvinceAverage Salary% Growth/decline
Northwest Territories$80,381.08+3.5%
British Columbia$59,108.92+10.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador$58,843.20+6.0%
New Brunswick$53,026.48+7.1%
Nova Scotia$50,965.20+5.2%
Prince Edward Island$49,704.20+8.3%

The Average Canadian Salary has increased in 2021 at the national level. However, workers employed in diverse territories and provinces earn diverse average yearly salaries. The average yearly salaries remain higher in provinces that are economically strong traditionally. These include Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia.

Some may find it surprising that the average yearly salary in Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan are higher than in Quebec. The former is one of the provinces that are economically strong traditionally.

The average Canadian salary in Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, and Quebec differ by within $5,000 from each other. It demonstrates the resilience of the various sections of the economy of Canada.

Keeping in line with the previous year’s trend the highest average salaries in Canada are in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alberta. These regions in Canada have a strong presence in the Energy and Mining sectors. It upholds the significance of these sectors in the economy of Canada at the national level.

Territories/Provinces in Canada with a maximum growth rate of Salary

The average salary and its growth rate in Canada vary across provinces and territories. Some areas witnessed huge growth in salary with an increase of 8% plus over the previous year. The highest increase was witnessed by Yukon with an average salary growth of 11.7%. British Columbia was the only other region in Canada witnessing 10% plus growth with an increase of 10.7% on average salary.

·         Yukon: +11.7%

·         British Columbia: +10.7%

·         Ontario: +9.3%

·         Prince Edward Island: +8.3%

Nearly all territories and provinces in Canada witnessed an increase in average yearly salary excluding Nunavut. Employees in this territory witnessed an 11.6% decline in yearly average salary decreasing to $77,257.44 from $87,355.00 annually. Nevertheless, the average yearly salary in Nunavut was the second-highest in Canada surpassed by only Northwest Territories.

·         Nova Scotia: +5.2%

·         Alberta: +3.8%

·         Northwest Territories: +3.5%

·         Nunavut: -11.6%

The decline in salary does not always imply that the workers in that region are paid a lesser amount. Alberta and Northwest Territories witnessed the third and second-lowest increase in salary in Canada. However, these remain in the top 4 when it comes to the highest average Canadian salary.

Job Sector wise Average Canadian Annual Salary

·         Administrative and Support – $50,084.32 (+5.7%)

·         Accommodation and Food Services – $24,027.64 (+5.0%)

·         Arts, Entertainment and Recreation – $37,700.00 (-6.3%)

·         Education – $61,726.60 (+5.8%)

·         Construction – $71,399.64 (+4.4%)

·         Forestry and Logging – $67,057.12 (+14.2%)

·         Finance and Insurance – $75,977.72 (-1.3%)

·         Health Care and Social Assistance – $51,264.72 (-3.1%)

·         Management of Companies and Enterprises – $82,704.96 (+10.9%)

·         Information and Culture Industries – $86,197.80 (+20.3%)

·         Mining, Oil and Gas Extraction – $116,592.84 (+3.1%) 

·         Manufacturing – $62,551.32 (+2.7%)

·         Public Administration – $76,752.00 (+1.3%)

·         Professional, Scientific and Technical Services – $80,285.40 (+5.5%)

·         Retail – $34.476.00 (-0.1%)

·         Real Estate (Rental/Leasing) – $63,319.36 (+8.1%)

·         Utilities – $97,522.36 (-3.9%)

·         Transportation and Warehousing – $61,727.64 (+1.2%)

·         Wholesale Trade – $70,382.52 (+4.4%)

If you wish to immigrate to Canada for work, you will have to obtain the Canada Visa. It requires you to score a specific CRS score as specified by IRCC for every Canada PR Visa Express Entry Draw. The scores are allocated according to the CRS calculator.

The CRS calculator allocates scores to the candidates in the Express Entry pool depending on the details they provide. It includes various factors like their age, education, language proficiency, work experience, skills, and a job offer.

Nationwide Visas can assist you in realizing your career aspirations in the Canadian Job Market. Contact us today to avail of ICCRC credited immigration consultation and services.

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