Earnings and mobility of journeypersons in Canada, 2019

Release date: March 10, 2022
Infographic: Earnings and mobility of journeypersons in Canada, 2019
Description: Earnings and mobility of journeypersons in Canada, 2019

In 2019, Northern and Western Canada continue to have the highest median earnings for newly certified journeypersons.


table 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 1 . The information is grouped by Jurisdiction (appearing as row headers), Median income in 2019, after being certified for 1 year. and Year-over-year change (appearing as column headers).
Jurisdiction Median income in 2019, after being certified for 1 year. Year-over-year change
Territories $83,700 -$ 1,660 (-1.9%)
Alberta $74,870 -$ 2,860 (-3.7%)
Saskatchewan $68,390 -$ 1,460 (-2.1%)
Newfoundland and Labrador $67,650 -$ 1,910 (-2.7%)
British Columbia $64,260 -$ 1,390 (-2.1%)
Manitoba $62,830 -$ 450 (-0.7%)
Ontario $60,180 -$ 2,090 (-3.4%)
Nova Scotia $57,000 $ 1,950 (+3.5%)
New Brunswick $56,470 -$ 140 (-0.2%)
Quebec $52,430 $ 2,110 (+4.2%)
Prince Edward Island $45,790 $ 840 (+1.9%)

Note: Change in earnings is measured by comparing the 2017 cohort, with the 2018 cohort, 1 year after certification.

In 2019, journeypersons in Red Seal trades posted their lowest mobility rate since the beginning of series.


table 2
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 2. The information is grouped by Year of certification (appearing as row headers), Mobility rate, after one year of certification (appearing as column headers).
Year of certification Mobility rate, after one year of certification
2009 9.20%
2010 7.90%
2011 7.90%
2012 9.00%
2013 9.40%
2014 9.40%
2015 8.50%
2016 7.50%
2017 6.50%
2018 6.80%
2019 5.60%

Trades with the highest and lowest rates of mobility


table 3
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 3. The information is grouped by Trade (appearing as row headers), Mobility rate (appearing as column headers).
Trade Mobility rate
Steamfitter/pipefitter 19.00%
Welder 12.20%
Heavy duty equipment technician 11.80%
- -
Sheet metal worker 0.80%
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic 2.00%
Industrial electrician 2.20%

Trades with the highest year-over-year growth in median earnings, in 2019


table 4
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 4. The information is grouped by Trade (appearing as row headers), Median earnings (appearing as column headers).
Trade Median earnings
Industrial instrumentation and control technician $101,620 (+$7,140)
Roofer $58,880 (+$6,800)
Painter and decorator $56,070 (+$4,680)

The three highest-earning trades in 2019, one year after certification


table 5
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 5. The information is grouped by Trade (appearing as row headers), Median earnings (appearing as column headers).
Trade Median earnings
Powerline technician $118,580
Crane operator $102,560
Industrial instrumentation and control technician $101,620

Note: Mobility and earnings are measured for the 2018 cohort, 1 year after certification.
Source: Statistics Canada, Registered Apprenticeship Information System, 2008 to 2019. T1 family (T1FF) and T4 tax files

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