The country’s construction union wage rate went unchanged in August, according to a Statistics Canada report released today.
The composite index, however, increased. When weighted against August of 2014, the composite index went up 1.7 per cent.
Last month, the basic hourly wage rate (excluding overtime) for a labourer in the construction industry averaged $33.49 in Toronto and $28.02 in Montreal. That compares to $30.77 in Windsor, $35.24 in Calgary, $33.60 in Vancouver, and $26.44 in Halifax.
Statistics Canada’s construction union wage rate index tracks monthly changes in the collective agreement hourly wage rates for 16 trades in the building construction industry in 22 metropolitan areas.
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