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Construction Union Wage Rate Index, December 2019 to May 2020

Released: 2020-06-18

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (2015=100) is now available from December 2019 to May 2020.

  Note to readers

Starting in December 2019, the Construction Union Wage Rate Index is released on a semi-annual basis: in June (May reference month) and in December (November reference month). This corresponds to the majority of updates to construction union wage rates.

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. 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.


Statistics Canada has launched the Producer Price Indexes Portal as part of a suite of portals for prices and price indexes. This webpage provides users with a single point of access to a wide variety of statistics and measures related to producer prices.

The video "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 compiled and what they are used for.

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