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Figure 1
Percentage of full-time full-year earners1 receiving $100,000 or more, provinces and territories, 2000 and 2005

Figure 1 Percentage of full-time full-year earners receiving $100,000 or more, provinces and territories, 2000 and 2005
  1. Full-time full-year earners worked 49 to 52 weeks during the year preceding the census, mainly full time (i.e., 30 hours or more per week). Individuals with self-employment income are included. Those living in institutions are excluded. The earnings threshold of $100,000 is expressed in 2005 constant dollars.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006.

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Figure 1 shows the percentage of full-time full-year earners receiving $100,000 or more in 2000 and 2005. The figure shows that the proportion of full-time full-year earners receiving at least $100,000 increased at the fastest pace in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alberta. In the Northwest Territories, 12.1% of full-time full-year earners received at least $100,000, the highest proportion in Canada. This was an increase from 7.5% from 2000. In Nunavut, 11.9% of full-time full-year earners received at least $100,000 in 2005, up from 7.9% in 2000. In Alberta, the proportion rose from 6.8% to 9.4%.The proportions for 2005 in the remaining provinces varied between 2.4% in Prince Edward Island to 7.8% in Ontario.

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006