Q3 Data Insights (Canada):

  • The wage growth Canada has enjoyed over the past several years seems to have tapered off in 2016, with a modest decline in Q3 and sluggish year-over-year growth.

  • Most metro areas reflect the national trend. The notable exception is the Ottawa-Gatineau area, which has grown rapidly in 2016 (3.1% above Q3 2015). Wages in Vancouver are flat from quarter-to-quarter, but continue to be up 1.8% annually.

  • Canada has seen the most wage growth since 2006 of the three countries analyzed (11.5% compared to 10.5% in both the US and the UK)
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Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in the Canada. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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