The median after-tax income for a family in Canada was $71,700 in 2012, according to StatsCan’s latest income survey, released
Sort through the statistics and the surprise is how consistently Ontario and Quebec now mimic the weak economic opportunities in the Maritimes instead of the bright economic opportunities available in the West. There's no great mystery as to why. Provinces with substantial private sector investment -- something the West has attracted with pro-entrepreneur policies and by simply saying "yes" to resource extraction in specific -- end up with enhanced employment opportunities, higher incomes and better prospects to enjoy a middle-class lifestyle.
Canada’s families are stuck in neutral. StatsCan’s latest analysis of income trends among families of two or more people