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Earnings of Canadians: Making a living in the new economy


  • Overview: University education, experience pay off in higher earnings
  • Average earnings increase
  • The gender gap narrows
  • Immigrants: recent arrivals had lower earnings

Provinces and territories

  • Average earnings: Northwest Territories and Ontario lead
  • Working full time for low pay: highest in Saskatchewan
  • Vast majority of low earners had high school education or less


  • Employment income: Toronto top
  • Working full-year, full-time: less than half of earners in only six urban areas
  • Earnings over $100,000: Calgary leads
  • Working full-time for low pay: highest in Trois-Rivières


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