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 38.6 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 2023.

Minimum salary in Canada

According to official Canadian government data, the minimum wage in Canada in 2023 ranges from 13 to 16.77 canadian dollars per hour (C$) depending on the province, which corresponds to 9.5 and 12.2 U.S. dollars. By the way, in the United States this figure is 7.25 dollars. Canadian workers receive at least C$520.4–670.4 per week, C$2,255–2,905 per month, and C$27,060–34,860 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 16.75 June 1, 2023 The rate will increase on June 1, 2024
Ontario 15.50 October 1, 2022 From October 2023 the rate will increase to $ 16.55
Yukon 16.77 April 1, 2023 Adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index (April 1)
Northwest Territories 15.20 September 1, 2021 Adjusted annually relative to the Consumer Price Index
Quebec 15.25 May 1, 2023 The rate will increase on May 1, 2024
Nunavut 16 April 1, 2020 Adjusted annually relative to consumer price index (April 1)
Prince Edward Island 14.50 January 1, 2023 The rate will increase to $15 on Oct. 1, 2023
Nova Scotia 14.50 April 1, 2023 The plan is to increase the rate in stages to $15 by October 1, 2023
New Brunswick 14.75 April 1, 2023
Newfoundland and Labrador 14.50 April 1, 2023
Manitoba 14.15 October 1, 2023
Saskatchewan 13 October 1, 2022 On October 1, 2023, minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour

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 2023 is C$35.33 per hour (26 USD). That is, before taxes, a local employee earns about C$1,212.58 per week, C$5,255 per month and C$63,060 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$35.63 per hour, while women earn C$30.67. Full-time employment earns 35.33 C$ per hour, and part-time work 23.06 C$.


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


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 2023 ranges from 15% (income to C$53,359 per year) to 33% (income over C$235,675 per year).

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