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Positions Payscale
Administrative Assistant C$37,130
Executive Assistant C$49,644
Software Developer C$59,830
Operations Manager C$65,973
Legal Assistant C$42,172
General / Operations Manager C$70,857
Human Resources (HR) Manager C$67,180

Good news: the days of wage freezes seem to be behind us. For 2013, predictions are for an average salary increase of 3% in Canada. This is up slightly from the previous year.

  • Expect an increase of 4.5% if you’re in the IT/Software Development.
  • Mobile applications developers will see the highest increases of an average of 9.0%.
  • Salaries for Administrative professionals are anticipated to rise an average of 3.9%.
  • Other higher than average sectors: Chemicals (at 3.4%), Business / Professional services (at 3.2%) and private sector Utilities (at 3.1%).
  • The sectors with the lowest projections for raises in 2013 are Media at 2.2%.
  • Healthcare is at 2.0% and Government and telecommunications both at 2.3%.
Provinces Increase in Percentage
BC 2.7%
Alberta 3.6%
Saskatchewan 3.2%
Manitoba 2.7%
Ontario 2.7%
Quebec 2.7%
Atlantic Canada 2.6%
Newfoundland 3.4%
ProvinceGeneral Wage (10-2018)More Information on Employment Standards
Alberta$15.00
BC$12.65
Manitoba$11.35
Newfoundland$11.15
NWT$13.46
Nova Scotia$11.00
Nunavut$13.00
Ontario$14.00
PEI$11.55
Quebec$12.00
Saskatchewan$11.06
Yukon$11.51

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