Saskatchewan’s robust economy, growing population and strong job prospects have all contributed to high wages in the prairie province. According to Statistics Canada, February 2015 wages increased 1.6% ($15.67) from January 2015, the highest increase among provinces.

Saskatchewan’s wages increased 2.9 per cent from February 2014 to February 2015. The transportation and warehousing sector had the highest year-over-year percentage growth in earnings (up 9 per cent), followed by the professional, scientific and technical services industry (8.5 per cent).

Not only have wages increased in Saskatchewan, but the province has some of the highest wages in the country.

“Increasing wages, low unemployment and continuous job growth, are evidence of a strong diversified economy in Saskatchewan,” says Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training Minister Jeremy Harrison. “Whether you are a new graduate or looking to advance your career, there are opportunities in Saskatchewan.”

On average, employees in Saskatchewan made $998.27 per week in February 2015, compared to $970.05 in the same month of 2014. That’s the third highest wage in the country, with the national weekly average wage at $951.40.

Sectors with highest the wages in Saskatchewan (per week in February 2015):

Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction: $2,072.56
Job examples: miners, equipment operators, engineers
Job prospects in Saskatchewan

Construction: $1,239.12
Job examples: labourers, estimators, inspectors
Job prospects in Saskatchewan

Professional, scientific and technical services: $1,299.78
Job examples: architects, engineers, designers, scientific research and development, advertising
Job prospects in Saskatchewan

Transportation and warehousing: $1,167.31
Job examples: truck driver, train operator, courier, storage establishments
Job prospects in Saskatchewan

Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH)
*Data is seasonally-adjusted