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Construction Union Wage Rate Index, April 2019

Released: 2019-05-23

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada was unchanged in April compared with the previous month. The index for all trades (including supplements) rose 1.3% over the 12 month period ending in April.

  Note to readers

Union wage rates are published for 17 trades in 25 metropolitan areas for both the basic rates and rates including selected supplementary payments. The indexes (2015=100) are calculated for the same metropolitan areas and are published for those where a majority of trades are covered by current collective agreements.

The wage rates and indexes are subject to a 30-month revision period after dissemination of a given month's data. This is due to the length of time that can transpire between the expiration of a collective agreement and the ratification of a new collective agreement.

The wage rates and indexes are not seasonally adjusted.


A video entitled "Producer Price Indexes" is available on the Statistics Canada Training Institute webpage. It provides an introduction to Statistics Canada's Producer Price Indexes: what they are, how they are made and what they are used for.

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