Wage Trends by Metro Area

In the last year, where did wages increase the most overall and where did they dip the deepest? PayScale looked at the top metro areas by population and then listed them from best to worst in terms of wage improvement for jobs. See who came out on top and who has a ways to go.

RankMetro AreaQ1 2019 Year-Over-Year
One Year Wage Growth
1Vancouver Metro Area2.0%
2 (tie)Toronto Metro Area1.8%
Calgary Metro Area1.8%
4Ottawa Metro Area1.0%
5Montreal Metro Area0.8%
6Edmonton Metro Area0.5%

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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 and education professionals in Canada. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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