Table 327-0003 126
Construction union wage rates
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Construction union wage rates, monthly (dollars)
Geography 2016
March April May June July
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador [10001] 21 48.84 48.84 48.84 48.84 48.84
Halifax, Nova Scotia [12205] 22 43.16 43.16 44.16 44.16 44.16
Saint John, New Brunswick [13310] 23 36.49 36.49 36.49 36.49 36.49
Québec, Quebec [24421] 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Saguenay, Quebec [24408] 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Montréal, Quebec [24462] 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario part, Ontario/Quebec [35505] 48.61 48.61 48.61 48.61 48.61
Toronto, Ontario [35535] 55.60 55.60 55.60 55.60 55.60
Hamilton, Ontario [35537] 53.35 53.35 53.35 53.35 53.35
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario [35539] 53.30 53.30 53.30 53.30 53.30
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ontario [35541] 48.74 48.74 48.74 48.74 48.74
London, Ontario [35555] 49.27 49.27 49.27 49.27 49.27
Windsor, Ontario [35559] 50.75 50.75 50.75 50.75 50.75
Greater Sudbury, Ontario [35580] 50.13 50.13 50.13 50.13 50.13
Thunder Bay, Ontario [35595] 51.76 51.76 51.76 51.76 51.76
Regina, Saskatchewan [47705] 53.53 55.13 55.13 55.13 55.13
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan [47725] 53.53 55.13 55.13 55.13 55.13
Calgary, Alberta [48825] 54.87 54.87 54.87 54.87 54.87
Edmonton, Alberta [48835] 54.87 54.87 54.87 54.87 54.87
Vancouver, British Columbia [59933] 50.46 50.46 50.46 50.46 50.46
Victoria, British Columbia [59935] 49.26 49.26 49.26 49.26 49.26

Footnotes:

The wage rates quoted are straight time hourly compensation (basic) and straight time payments including selected supplements to unionized tradesmen. These supplements include vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, pension contribution, employer's contribution to private plans, health and welfare, employer's contribution to industry promotion and training funds. Revisions depend on the retroactivity of wage settlements.
Due to reporting problems for the reinforcing steel erector trade, the rates for Québec, Saguenay and Montréal were unavailable from January 1984. However, these problems have been resolved and the rates are once again available starting in June 2001.
Due to reporting problems for the structural steel erector trade, the rates for Vancouver and Victoria were unavailable from January 1984. However, these problems have been resolved and the rates are once again available starting in June 2001.
Due to reporting problems for all trades in Winnipeg, the rates for Winnipeg have been carried forward from May 2004 to December 2006. Beginning in January 2007, the wage rates for Winnipeg are not available for release.
Due to reporting problems for the crane operator and heavy equipment trades, the rates for Vancouver and Victoria have been carried forward from May 2004 to December 2006 and are not available from January 2007 to April 2008. However, these problems have been resolved and the rates are once again available starting in May 2008.
Due to reporting problems for the cement finisher trade in Kitchener, the rates for labourer trade were used for the cement finisher series starting in January 2007. However, the problems have been resolved and the rates for the cement finisher trade in Kitchener are once again available starting in May 2013.
Due to reporting problems for the plasterer trade, the rates for St. Catharines-Niagara were unavailable from January 1984. However, these problems have been resolved and the rates are once again available starting in January 2007.
Due to reporting problems for the sheet metal worker trade in St. Catharines-Niagara, the rates for Hamilton were used for the St. Catharines-Niagara series starting in January 2007. However, the problems have been resolved and the rates for the sheet metal worker trade in St. Catharines-Niagara are once again available starting in July 2013.
Due to reporting problems for the sheet metal worker trade in Sudbury, the rates for Thunder Bay were used for the Sudbury series starting in January 2007. However, the problems have been resolved and the rates for the sheet metal worker trade in Sudbury are once again available starting in August 2013.
Due to reporting problems for the plumber, roofer and sheet metal worker trades in Victoria, the rates for Vancouver were used for these three Victoria trades series starting in January 2008. However, these problems have been resolved and the rates are once again available starting in November 2010.
In St. John's, prior to September 2011, the rates for the labourer trade were used for the roofer trade series. The roofer rates are now available and are used for the roofer trade series starting in September 2011.
In Halifax, prior to May 2010, the rates for the painter trade were used for the plasterer trade series. The plasterer rates are now available and are used for the plasterer trade series starting in May 2010.
In Saint John, prior to January 2011, the rates for the bricklayer trade were used for the cement finisher trade series. The cement finisher rates are now available and are used for the cement finisher trade series starting in January 2011.
In Victoria, prior to September 2010, the electrician rates for Vancouver were used for Victoria. The electrician rates for Victoria are now available and are used for the electrician trade series starting September 2010.
In Sudbury, prior to May 2013, the rates for the insulator trade for Toronto were used for the Sudbury insulator series. Starting in June 2013, the insulator rates for Thunder Bay are now used for the Sudbury insulator series.
On March 24, 2016, the wage rates (including selected pay supplements) for the Labourer trade in Vancouver and Victoria were corrected back to reference month July 2013.

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  327-0003 -  Construction union wage rates, monthly (dollars),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: )
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