Alberta still had the highest weekly average earnings among the provinces at $1,042.77 according to Statistics Canada’s September 2011 report. Year over year, average earnings in Alberta had increased 3.8%, but decreased 0.1% from the previous month.
Canada-wide, the figures weren’t very positive with wage increases actually falling behind the inflation rate meaning that in real terms wages are actually dropping. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 1.1%, the smallest increase since November 2009. While average hours worked per week can influence growth in year-over-year earnings, the average work week was unchanged in the 12 months to September at 33.0 hours