Canadians employed in the resource industry, particular those in mining, and oil and gas, may see an increase in salaries by next year amounting up to 3.9%, among the highest in all of the country’s workforce.
Canadian employees in general could expect an average of 2.9% in the increase, although those part of the health care industry as well as the government would get the lowest in the added salaries.
Experts attribute the higher increase in the resource industry not to any mining boom or oil and gas development but rather the increased competition for skilled workers and the demand for industry-specific skills.
Telecommunications and media workers will also see modest increases at 2.3% and 2.2% respectively. Over 500 Canadian companies, organizations and employers have revealed their plans for 2013 salary adjustments. Aside from mining, and oil and gas, the chemical field sectors may also see the biggest wage increase.
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