Saskatchewan Highest Median Income Growth Among Provinces

According to the 2016 Census, Saskatchewan (+36.5%) had the highest median income growth among the provinces and was second highest nationally following Nunavit (+36.7%). On the strength of this income growth, Saskatchewan improved its provincial/territorial ranking from eight to fifth over the decade. Weyburn’s median household income is $78,592, and 49% of the households earn more than $80,000 annually. This is a strong indicator of Weyburn’s annual growth rate, as nationally only 21% of households earn more than $80,000 annually.

Saskatchewan workers enjoyed the highest month-over-month percentage growth in average weekly earnings among the provinces in December 2016, up 2.2% from the previous month to $1,010.37. With inflation factored in, Saskatchewan’s real wage increased by 1.2% year-over-year while the national real wage declined by 0.3%.

The province’s real wage ranked third highest among provinces in Canada.