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Table A.5.1
Relative earnings1 of 25- to 64-year-olds with income from employment, by highest level of education attained, age group and sex, Canada and provinces, 2007

Standard table symbols

  ISCED 0/1 and 2
(Below upper secondary education)
ISCED 4
(Postsecondary non-tertiary education)2
ISCED 5B
(Tertiary-type-B education)
ISCED 5A/6
(Tertiary-type A and
Advanced research programmes)
All tertiary education
Age group Age group Age group Age group Age group
25 to 64 25 to 34 55 to 64 25 to 64 25 to 34 55 to 64 25 to 64 25 to 34 55 to 64 25 to 64 25 to 34 55 to 64 25 to 64 25 to 34 55 to 64
index (ISCED 3, upper secondary, and ISCED 4, postsecondary non-tertiary education = 100)2
OECD average34
Both sexes 78 82 72 107 102 113 122 117 126 164 143 180 153 137 166
Men 79 82 75 108 102 112 124 120 124 169 144 183 158 139 170
Women 76 74 70 105 103 113 126 122 125 165 152 174 154 145 161
Canada4
Both sexes 79 90 74 110 110 105 112 118 117 175 159 197 142 138 157
Men 82 91 78 109 112 99 113 120 126 180 160 204 146 139 169
Women 67 76 63 106 105 111 118 128 109 177 180 163 145 155 132
Newfoundland and Labrador
Both sexes 57 70 64 117 120 121 130 151 162 202 253 134 157 202 149
Men 62 81 67 114 111 117 137 155 143 212 264 119 163 197 130
Women 49 43 65 107 126 116 131 121 226 220 271 164 166 211 200
Prince Edward Island
Both sexes 70 64 67 93 111 61 115 118 116 160 177 133 129 139 122
Men 64 54 61 84 102 62 104 123 92 137 111 118 116 119 106
Women 63 x 55 107 134 67 150 129 165 215 281 136 169 186 157
Nova Scotia
Both sexes 79 92 84 105 126 102 109 110 97 174 160 194 142 136 150
Men 75 81 80 102 118 103 104 105 92 173 125 226 135 114 167
Women 79 79 100 107 139 91 128 158 129 211 282 165 173 227 148
New Brunswick
Both sexes 74 78 69 104 91 116 119 143 80 203 195 162 153 167 115
Men 73 69 65 101 69 122 117 149 81 199 221 129 151 178 106
Women 68 x 78 113 124 98 124 139 97 213 197 239 159 169 143
Quebec
Both sexes 76 100 75 99 105 104 126 138 133 196 191 213 161 162 170
Men 77 96 76 99 108 103 125 139 145 203 183 224 164 159 183
Women 68 91 75 98 104 107 135 150 111 197 219 188 165 182 146
Ontario
Both sexes 84 88 74 118 132 113 114 115 113 181 158 183 147 138 149
Men 91 100 74 113 127 107 116 123 117 186 163 190 152 143 158
Women 70 65 68 121 134 113 115 109 111 176 163 147 144 138 127
Manitoba
Both sexes 78 72 79 99 91 70 108 118 98 170 150 221 135 133 147
Men 74 68 78 108 113 65 100 102 94 164 142 192 129 120 143
Women 74 62 74 92 94 81 134 182 113 196 213 244 161 197 151
Saskatchewan
Both sexes 84 96 85 114 130 116 102 110 114 151 112 170 123 111 144
Men 83 102 86 111 130 99 104 113 127 139 93 183 120 103 160
Women 69 56 67 125 127 134 115 147 94 186 197 108 144 173 100
Alberta
Both sexes 75 94 65 124 129 100 94 107 97 145 161 209 118 132 149
Men 79 103 79 125 147 79 104 117 100 159 206 237 131 156 169
Women 61 77 41 109 114 138 96 113 96 134 146 122 113 129 107
British Columbia
Both sexes 97 98 89 113 110 107 104 113 125 157 113 188 129 113 160
Men 102 87 106 106 104 97 106 104 158 162 91 182 133 98 173
Women 70 109 60 109 94 116 113 145 89 165 165 185 137 156 134
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1. Relative earnings are the mean annual earnings (before tax) from employment of individuals with a certain level of educational attainment divided by the mean annual earnings (before tax) from employment of individuals whose highest level of education is upper secondary or postsecondary non-tertiary, multiplied by 100. Certain comparisons across groups and between the sexes should not be made; e.g., men aged 25 to 34 with below upper secondary education should not be compared with men aged 55 to 64 with the same educational attainment, nor with women aged 25 to 34 with below upper secondary education. Comparisons may be made between men (or women) who have different educational attainment but are in the same age group.
2. The reference category comprises individuals whose highest level of education is upper secondary or postsecondary non-tertiary.
3. These averages are from Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators, Table A7.1, Relative earnings of the population with income from employment (2008 or latest available year), which presents the most recent available data for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's 31 member countries. Please see the OECD's Web site at www.oecd.org.
4. The most recent data available for Canada and provinces are for 2007; these estimates were submitted to the OECD and will be included in its average figures for 2008.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators.