6 days Quebec has low unemployment, but wages are rising at a snail’s pace MG -Local
Despite record record low unemployment, wage growth remains sluggish in Quebec, experts say. And, according to one metric, the earnings gap between Quebec and Ontario started to grow again in 2018. “There is growth, but not as much as expected,” said Mia Homsy, the director of the Institut du Québec, a public policy think tank created through a partnership between HEC Montréal and the Conference Board of Canada. “We would have thought that, with the pressure now on the labour market, wage growth would have been stronger.” In December, average weekly earnings in Quebec were $946 per capita, an increase ... more