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.

Rank Metro Area Q3 2018 Year-Over-Year
Wage Growth
1 Vancouver 2.1%
2 Toronto 2.0%
3 Ottawa 1.8%
4 Montréal 1.7%
5 Calgary 0.8%
6 Edmonton -0.1%
Rank Metro Area Q3 2018 One Year Wage Growth
1 Vancouver 2.1%
2 Toronto 2.0%
3 Ottawa 1.8%
4 Montréal 1.7%
5 Calgary 0.8%
6 Edmonton -0.1%

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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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