Wages

Minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador is $12.15 per hour. Future adjustments to the minimum wage rate will be based on the annual Consumer Price Index for Canada. New rates are announced annually.

Average hourly wage rate by occupation
Both full and part-time employees, both sexes
Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020

Average Hourly Wage ($)

Management occupations

44.26

Business, Finance and administrative occupations

27.32

Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

40.07

Health occupations

32.24

Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

32.08

Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

20.99

Sales and service occupations

16.64

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

27.52

Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations

26.86

Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

23.60

Total employees, all occupations      

27.35

Source:  Statistics Canada Table14-10-0340-01

Top Five Industries by Employment, St. John’s Metro Area, 2020

Top Five Industries by Employment, St. John’s Metro Area, 2020

Industry

Total Employed

Health care and social assistance

19,600

Wholesale and retail trade

16,400

Public Administration

10,300

Educational Services

9,700

Professional, scientific and technical services

7,800

Statistics Canada Table 14-10-0098-01