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Q2 2013: Signs of a Continuing, but Slow Recovery

Wages across Canada's six major metros show increases across the board. Where lagging wages in the mining, oil and gas exploration industry in the United States seemed to affect cities heavily tied to this field, Canada saw no such decreases.
  • Edmonton, an oil town, claimed the top spot for annual wage growth amongst the Canadian metros with 4.4 percent.

  • Montreal came in second for annual wage growth with 3.4 percent and, as of this quarter, no longer has the worst wage growth since 2006. This quarter, it rose above Toronto (9.3 percent vs. 8.2 percent).

  • Vancouver experienced the largest quarterly wage growth with 1.3 percent and, for the first time, saw wage growth rise above the Canadian national index.

  • Toronto and Ottawa tied for last place, but each still reported wages with a 2.0 percent year-over-year rise.

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