Average weekly earnings rose 2.1 per cent among Canadian workers in March, led by Saskatchewan and Newfoundland -- where wage growth is running at twice the national pace. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nunavut have added the most amount of employees over the past year, while Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have fewer workers. Ontario lags the national average by this measure too.Hooray for Regina, as they have helped push Saskatchewan's average weekly wage higher. Regina's average weekly wage is now at $955, which is $99 more a week than Saskatoon.
Workers in Saskatchewan now earn, on average $918.15 a week, a 5.9-per-cent jump from last March. Earnings in the resource-rich province have outstripped the national average since last August.
And if take that first graph and adjust for inflation we get this:
One tip: whether union, non-union, private, public or you work for yourself, make sure you are getting more than a 3% wage increase during this "boom". If there are jobs getting wage growth less than inflation during this "boom", what are they going to get when the boom fades?