Wage Trends by Metro Area

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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 AreaQ2 2020 Year-Over-Year
One Year Wage Growth
1Vancouver Metro Area3.3%
2Montreal Metro Area2.7%
3 (tie)Ottawa Metro Area2.5%
3 (tie)Toronto Metro Area2.5%
5Calgary Metro Area1.1%
6Edmonton Metro Area1.0%

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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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