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Canada’s 1%

The Globe and Mail recently published an article about Canada’s highest paid workers. It uses census data spanning 2005 to 2015.

There’s a feature that allows you to enter your before tax income, your location, and your gender to see how you compare to “the 1 percent.”

But in case you don’t feel like doing that, here’s the minimum income required to be in the top 1 percent as of 2015 for each province/territory:

And here are the communities where the 1% saw the biggest pay increases:

The data certainly underscores how important commodities have been for growing individual incomes. Alberta, Newfoundland, and Saskatchewan are resource-rich provinces.

However, the above data doesn’t capture the collapse of oil prices in 2014. So it would be important to also consider what this data looks like outside of a commodities boom.

Charts: The Globe and Mail

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