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Table 5
Median earnings, in 2005 constant dollars, and employment in selected blue-collar occupations and clerical occupations of full-time full-year earners,1 Canada, 2000 and 2005
Occupations2 Median earnings Employment
2000 2005 change -
2000 to 2005
2000 2005
2005 constant dollars percentage number
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. Based on the National Occupational Classification for Statistics 2001.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001 and 2006.
I. Selected blue-collar occupations
Machine Operators in Manufacturing
Central Control and Process Operators in Manufacturing and Processing 67,292 72,274 7.4 17,735 17,335
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Chemical, Plastic and Rubber Processing 39,283 40,369 2.8 35,750 36,935
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing 45,009 46,400 3.1 36,165 30,495
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Textile Processing 28,099 29,533 5.1 13,490 8,870
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing 21,912 20,318 -7.3 37,145 23,140
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing 33,763 35,610 5.5 33,030 35,570
Printing Machine Operators and Related Occupations 33,614 33,356 -0.8 23,745 19,675
Machining, Metalworking, Woodworking and Related Machine Operators 39,321 40,851 3.9 113,165 108,050
Assemblers in Manufacturing
Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Assemblers 40,909 43,048 5.2 101,680 94,665
Other Assembly and Related Occupations 31,373 31,158 -0.7 63,295 63,055
Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 32,835 31,538 -4.0 142,175 134,020
II. Selected clerical occupations
Clerical Occupations, General Office Skills 33,320 33,327 0.0 214,945 243,015
Office Equipment Operators 32,580 31,698 -2.7 36,360 34,240
Finance and Insurance Clerks 33,654 34,688 3.1 217,345 224,410
Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks 33,702 33,539 -0.5 100,030 126,395
Mail and Message Distribution Occupations 42,674 44,484 4.2 52,385 53,880
Recording, Scheduling and Distributing Occupations 35,144 36,338 3.4 153,635 184,945