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 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 2021.

Minimum salary in Canada

According to official Canadian government data, the minimum wage in Canada in 2021 ranges from 11.45 to 16 canadian dollars per hour (C$) depending on the province, which corresponds to 9.1 and 12.7 U.S. dollars. By the way, in the United States this figure is 7.25 dollars. Canadian workers receive at least C$458-640 per week, C$1,985–2,775 per month, and C$23,816–33,280 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.


Province Rate (Canadian dollars per hour) Introduction Date Future changes
Alberta 15 October 1, 2018
British Columbia 14.60 June 1, 2020 Rate will increase to $15.20 per hour from June 1, 2021
Ontario 14.25 October 1, 2020 From October 2021 the rate will increase to $ 14.35
Yukon 13.85 April 1, 2021 Adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index (April 1)
Northwest Territories 13.46 April 1, 2018 From September 1, 2021 the rate will increase to $15.20
Quebec 13.10 May 1, 2020 From May 1, 2021 the rate will increase to $13.50
Nunavut 16 April 1, 2020 Adjusted annually relative to consumer price index (April 1)
Prince Edward Island 13 April 1, 2021
Nova Scotia 12.95 April 1, 2021 Adjusted annually to Consumer Price Index (April 1)
New Brunswick 11.75 April 1, 2021 Adjusted annually to Consumer Price Index (April 1)
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.65 April 1, 2020 Adjusted annually relative to the consumer price index (April 1), but on October 1, 2021, the rate will increase by $ 0.25
Manitoba 11.65 October 1, 2019 Adjusted annually relative to the consumer price index (April 1), but on October 1, 2021, the rate will increase by $ 0.05
Saskatchewan 11.45 October 1, 2020 On October 1 of each year the rate is adjusted relative to the consumer price index

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 2021 is C$29.51 per hour (23.5 USD). That is, before taxes, a local employee earns about C$1,080 per week, C$4,680 per month and C$56,160 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$31.23 per hour, while women earn C$27.71. Full-time employment earns 31.25 C$ per hour, and part-time work 20.75 C$.


Sector of economy Canadian dollars per week
Forestry, fishing, mineral extraction 1,784.16
Utilities 1,711.44
Public administration 1,452.43
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,409.64
Finance and insurance 1,287.37
Construction 1,251.31
Education 1,204.72
Production 1,133.24
Transportation and warehousing 1,100.84
Culture and recreation 1,047.84
Health care and social assistance 1,001.74
Wholesale and retail trade 786.89
Accommodation and meals 500.77
Other services 900.45


Province of Canada Canadian dollars per week
North-West Territories 1,503.14
Nunavut 1,474.85
Yukon 1,200.17
Alberta 1,182.04
Ontario 1,113.99
Saskatchewan 1,086.59
British Columbia 1,079.58
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,058.52
Quebec 1,004.43
Manitoba 961.62
Nova Scotia 941.69
New Brunswick 918.85
Prince Edward Island 903.33

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 7.5%, and the income tax rate in 2021 ranges from 15% (income to C$49,020 per year) to 33% (income over C$216,511 per year).

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