The income of Canadians

Release date: March 13, 2018
Infographic: The income of Canadians
Description: The income of Canadians
Median after-tax income of families and unattached individuals, 2016
Province Income
Canada $57,000
B.C. $56,800
Alta. $70,200
Sask. $59,700
Man. $57,000
Ont. $59,400
Que. $49,500
N.B. $50,900
N.S. $49,700
P.E.I. $51,600
N.L. $55,800
Changes in median government transfers, from 2012 to 2016
  Child Benefits Employment Insurance (EI) benefits Social Assistance Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan
2012 $2,800 $5,700 $7,300 $10,800 $9,400
2016 $4,300 $6,400 $8,000 $11,600 $9,400
Percentage increase 54% 12% 10% 7% 0%

Note: For each type of government transfer, the medians only include those who received an amount.

Persons in low income (after-tax low income measure), 2016
  All persons Persons under 18 years Persons 18 to 64 years Persons 65 years and over
Number of persons in low income 4,615,000 957,000 2,830,000 828,000
Percentage of persons in low income 13.0% 14.0% 12.4% 14.2%

Source: Canadian Income Survey (CIS)

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