Q4 2015: Data Insights (Canada):

Almost All Canadian Metros See Wage Growth

  • Similar to the U.S., most PayScale Index measures for Canada experienced positive wage growth this quarter. Only one metro bucked this trend: Calgary (-0.5 percent).

  • Like Houston, the oil town of Edmonton saw improvement in Q4. Quarterly wages grew 2.5 percent (the most of any Canadian metro) and annual wages grew 0.7 percent. This growth was enough for Edmonton wages to recover from the dip in early 2015.
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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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