PayScale offers salary data for nearly 100 countries
, with our list growing all of the time. Of those many countries, we have a big bunch of interesting facts about our neighbors to the north.
According to PayScale’s data:
- The Canadian workforce is split right down the middle, 50 percent female and 50 percent male
, whereas women dominate the U.S. workforce: 54 percent female, 46 percent male
- As in most countries, females earn less than males in Canada, overall. The average salary range is C$37,355 - C$60,044 for women and C$45,560 - C$80,322 for men.
- Younger workers dominate the Canadian workforce, with 36 percent of the workforce having 1-4 years of experience, which is similar to the US where workers with 1-4 years of experience are 32 percent of the workforce.
- Workers with over 20 years of experience get twice as much vacation
per year (3.5 weeks), on average, than new workers who get 1.7 weeks per year.
- Some of the highest-paying employers in Canada are IBM Canada Ltd.
, Hewlett-Packard Company
, Ernst and Young LLP
, and Accenture
- Alberta shows the highest median salary amongst the provinces
(C$56,477), while Manitoba is the lowest (C$45,051), just above Nova Scotia (C$45,642).
- Among major Canadian cities
, workers in Toronto report the longest average one-way commute time at 36.5 minutes, Montreal is second with 30.2 minutes and the quickest commute overall is in Edmonton, Alberta at 22.3 minutes.
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