MINIMUM AND AVERAGE SALARY IN CANADA

Canada is a huge country (second place in the world) with rich natural resources, located in North America. It is washed by the waters of three oceans, borders on the south and north-west with the United States and has maritime borders with Denmark and France. It is a prosperous economically developed state with beautiful nature, high standard of living and large salaries.

Salary in Canada

The population of Canada is about 38.9 million people. Millions of foreigners from different parts of the world dream to live and work in this country. In addition to ethnic Canadians (about 30% of the population), the British, Scottish, French, Irishmen, Germans, Chinese, as well as a large number of Ukrainians and representatives of many other nationalities live here. Let's find out what salaries in Canada in 2024.

Minimum salary in Canada

According to official Canadian government data, the minimum wage in Canada in 2024 ranges from 14 to 19 canadian dollars per hour (C$) depending on the province, which corresponds to 10 and 14 U.S. dollars. By the way, in the United States this figure is 7.25 dollars. Canadian workers receive at least C$560–760 per week, C$2,425–3,295 per month, and C$29,120–39,520 per year.

Important. Each Canadian province (10) and territory (3) has its own labor standards, which set the lowest minimum wage an employer can pay workers.

MINIMUM WAGES IN CANADA BY PROVINCE

Province Rate (Canadian dollars per hour) Introduction Date Future changes
Alberta 15 October 1, 2018
British Columbia 17.40 June 1, 2024 The rate will increase on June 1, 2025
Ontario 16.55 October 1, 2023 From October 2024 the rate will increase to $ 17.20
Yukon 17.59 April 1, 2024 Adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index (April 1)
Northwest Territories 16.05 September 1, 2023 Adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index
Quebec 15.75 May 1, 2024 The rate will increase on May 1, 2025
Nunavut 19 January 1, 2024 Adjusted annually relative to consumer price index (April 1)
Prince Edward Island 15.40 April 1, 2024 The rate will increase to $16 on Oct. 1, 2024
Nova Scotia 15.20 April 1, 2024 Adjusted annually relative to consumer price index (April 1)
New Brunswick 15.30 April 1, 2024
Newfoundland and Labrador 15.60 April 1, 2024
Manitoba 15.30 October 1, 2023
Saskatchewan 14 October 1, 2023

Certain categories of Canadian workers are not subject to the minimum wage requirements at the national level – management and administration staff, students, participants in internship and rehabilitation programs, salespeople working only on commission. In addition, rates may be higher or lower depending on the profession. For example, this applies to domestic staff, construction workers and agricultural workers.

Average salary in Canada

According to the Canadian Statistics Office, the average salary in Canada in 2024 is C$33.55 per hour (24 USD). That is, before taxes, a local employee earns about C$1,232.22 per week, C$5,340 per month and C$64,075 per year. Canadian workers' income is highly dependent on education, skill level, experience, occupation, employer and province.

Important. Men in Canada earn on average C$35.83 per hour, while women earn C$31.19. Full-time employment earns 35.57 C$ per hour, and part-time work 23.52 C$.

SALARY IN CANADA BY SECTOR OF ECONOMY

Sector of economy Canadian dollars per week
Quarrying and mining, including oil and gas 2,109.95
Utilities 1,879.95
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,680.24
Public administration 1,561.57
Finance and insurance 1,518.63
Construction 1,408.24
Production 1,295.32
Education 1,267.68
Transportation and warehousing 1,219.92
Culture and recreation 1,088.99
Health care and social assistance 1,082.69
Wholesale and retail trade 889.66
Accommodation and meals 540.56
Other services 1,005.75

AVERAGE SALARY IN CANADA BY PROVINCE

Province of Canada Canadian dollars per week
North-West Territories 1,503.14
Nunavut 1,474.85
Alberta 1,220.31
Yukon 1,200.17
Ontario 1,113.99
British Columbia 1,107.62
Saskatchewan 1,084.68
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,073.31
Quebec 1,027.73
Manitoba 982.46
Nova Scotia 951.10
New Brunswick 942.73
Prince Edward Island 938.20

Note. Average salaries in Canada by sector and province are based on current official Canadian Statistics Office data.

In conclusion, the unemployment rate in Canada is about 5–6%, and the income tax rate in 2024 ranges from 15% (income to C$55,867 per year) to 33% (income over C$246,752 per year).

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