Average weekly earnings indicate the income available from employment. Differences between industry sectors can arise from differences in the complexity of work and the number of hours worked. Higher average weekly earnings on average indicate better-quality jobs requiring more complex skills. With respect to labour productivity, average weekly earnings provide an indicator of the cost of doing business.
For all industries in Manitoba, average weekly earnings were $863 in 2014. In comparison to the national average of $935, Manitoba was $72 less. From 2009 to 2014, Manitoba’s average weekly earnings increased by 2.5 per cent per year on average, similar to Canada’s rate of 2.7 per cent. Manitoba also had the fourth-highest growth rate in average weekly earnings compared to other Canadian provinces.
Annual Average Weekly Earnings by Major Metropolitan Areas from 2008 to 2013
Source: Statistics Canada