Report outlines B.C. construction workers’ wages

OTTAWA, Ont. — B.C. construction workers can now see how their wages compare to their peers across the country, thanks to data from the National Construction Industry Wage Rate Survey.

The survey, conducted by the Labor Program of Human Resources Development Canada, indicates that elevator constructors are the best paid construction workers in the province, earning an average of $32.30 per hour.

Highway flag people earn about $10.61 per hour, but wages vary significantly throughout the province, with the best paid workers employed in the Vancouver area.

The survey began in 1999, when data was collected in the Atlantic provinces. It does not cover Quebec and Yukon, where wage rates are based on schedules set by the province or territory.

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