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Table 2
Number and percentage of full-time full-year earners receiving $100,000 or more, or receiving $150,000 or more, Canada, 1980 to 2005
Year Full-time full-year earners1
receiving $100,000 or more receiving $150,000 or more
number percentage number percentage


  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.

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2006.

1980 212,185 3.4 62,960 1.0
1990 308,340 4.0 97,415 1.3
2000 478,545 5.5 158,800 1.8
2005 601,510 6.5 206,160 2.2