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Table 3
Median earnings, 2005 constant dollars, of full-time full-year earners,1 provinces and territories, 1980 to 2005
Provinces and territories Median earnings Change
1980 1990 2000 2005 1980 to 2005 2000 to 2005
2005 constant dollars percentage

Notes:

  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.
  2. The territory of Nunavut was created in 1999. Data for Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for 1980 and 1990 have been adjusted to reflect the new boundaries.

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

Canada 41,348 40,778 40,443 41,401 0.1 2.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 37,510 38,153 36,079 37,429 -0.2 3.7
Prince Edward Island 32,405 33,441 33,561 34,140 5.4 1.7
Nova Scotia 36,532 38,237 36,165 36,917 1.1 2.1
New Brunswick 36,436 36,848 34,763 35,288 -3.2 1.5
Quebec 39,938 38,325 37,836 37,722 -5.5 -0.3
Ontario 41,395 42,354 44,440 44,748 8.1 0.7
Manitoba 37,247 36,564 35,425 36,692 -1.5 3.6
Saskatchewan 38,804 34,082 33,785 35,948 -7.4 6.4
Alberta 43,732 40,711 40,782 43,964 0.5 7.8
British Columbia 47,605 42,173 43,715 42,230 -11.3 -3.4
Yukon Territory 52,942 49,410 47,611 49,787 -6.0 4.6
Northwest Territories2 50,353 54,759 56,122 60,119 19.4 7.1
Nunavut2 46,140 49,701 50,542 58,088 25.9 14.9