Average Canadian salary $886 per week

April 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

OTTAWA, April 26 (UPI) -- Canadian employees on payroll earned an average of $886.45 per week in February, a 1.8 percent year-over-year gain, Statistics Canada reported Thursday.

Among the factors that affect the overall national average weekly pay are the number of people working, occupations and the number of hours worked, the report said.

"February was the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in hours worked," StatsCan said. "Non-farm payroll employees worked 32.8 hours per week on average in February, down from 33 hours 12 months earlier and 32.9 hours in January."

Two of the largest industrial sectors, construction and wholesale trade, outpaced the average 1.8 percent annual increase.

Construction weekly payroll increased 5.4 percent to $1,120.03, while wholesale trade earnings increased 3.3 percent to $1,096.98 in the 12 months to February, the agency said.

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