Average Weekly Earnings
Average weekly earnings are derived by dividing total weekly earnings (including overtime earnings) by the number of employees. This data is compiled from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours which is a business census of non-farm payroll employees.
Average Weekly Earnings ($/week)
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PUBLISHED - Dec 22, 2020
In October 2020, average weekly earnings in Alberta remained the highest in Canada at $1,188, a 0.4% decrease from October 2019. Nationally, average weekly earnings were $1,106 in October 2020, up 6.1% from the same period in 2019. The large year-over-year increases across Canada are largely reflective of job losses related to COVID-19 being concentrated among lower-paid employees.