Vancouver has a strong quarter to help recover from below-average growth.
Edmonton and Vancouver had the best annual growth for Canadian metros with 1.3 and 1.2 percent growth, while Toronto and Ottawa had the worst annual growths of 0.3 and -0.7 percent, respectively.
Edmonton and Calgary still dominate the Canadian metropolitan areas for best growth since 2006 at 21.8 and 18.4 percent, respectively, while Vancouver has still seen a total growth less than Canada overall (10.6 percent vs. 11.5 percent).
However, Vancouver has had a particularly inspiring year with quarterly wages rising more than 1.0 percent, the highest quarterly wage change among the Canadian metros. It is also particularly notable as quarterly wages had dropped -1.0 percent in Q3 (the lowest quarterly growth for Vancouver since 2008).
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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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