Table 4
Average wages and wage ratios, by industry and region

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Average wages and wage ratios, by industry and region
  Exporters Non-exporters Wage ratio Foreign-controlled Domestic-controlled Wage ratio
Total 37,796.6 31,584.9 1.20 44,012.9 32,475.3 1.36
Industry sector  
Resource-intensive 36,235.5 31,853.4 1.14 43,016.5 31,124.6 1.38
Labour-intensive 31,234.7 27,893.5 1.12 36,132.2 28,932.3 1.25
Scale-based 44,051.2 33,877.8 1.30 47,151.0 37,850.5 1.24
Product-differentiated 37,024.7 32,759.4 1.13 42,558.0 33,939.2 1.25
Science-based 41,556.6 36,622.8 1.13 47,087.1 35,348.8 1.33
Region  
Atlantic region 1 31,374.0 28,909.6 1.08 39,712.8 28,671.9 1.32
Quebec 33,994.8 27,723.5 1.23 40,531.3 29,246.3 1.38
Ontario 42,065.1 39,136.7 1.07 45,103.2 38,788.7 1.16
Prairie provinces 2 36,457.1 33,034.1 1.10 43,910.2 31,874.4 1.38
British Columbia 43,884.9 37,564.8 1.17 51,033.9 38,517.9 1.32
1.
The Atlantic region includes the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
2.
The Prairie provinces include Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
Source(s):
Annual Survey of Manufactures (1999).
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