Alberta wage growth continues

Oilsands lead charge, but services and construction closely follow
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 10/18/2012

As an engineering major in the University of Calgary’s chemical petroleum program, Gail Evans’ daughter will have no trouble finding a job with a healthy salary once she graduates. That’s because Alberta’s natural resources base is booming once again, says Evans, president of the Wynford Group in Calgary.

The oilsands are leading the charge, but peripheral work in services and construction are also having an impact, she says. And looking ahead to 2013, Canada’s compensation outlook will once again be led by Alberta’s booming economy.

“The good news is there is also positive impact in other parts of the country, certainly in Ontario, to do with the provision of other types of services and goods,” says Evans.