Average Starting Ranges in Canada posted on payscale.ca
Family Physician 58,000 – 102,000
Canadian Air Force Pilot 52,500 – 75,000
Human Resource Manager 50,000 – 67,000
Registered Nurse 46,000 – 62,000
Software Developer 45,000 – 60,000
Paramedic 43,000 – 57,000
Yoga Instructor 40,000 – 54,000
Elementary Teacher 39,000 – 49,000
Police Officer 35,000 – 50,000
Administrative Assistant 35,000 – 37,000
Enlisted Canadian Armed Forces 2601/month (31,212 annually) which for those who don’t like math 15.00/hr.
Warehouse or assembly worker 25,000 – 29,000
Grocery Clerk 21,500 – 25,000
Army Cadet 17,300 (8.32/hr.) that is 1.93/hr. less than minimum wage.
Canadian spending on entertainment surges to $22.8 billion a year. This is more than Canadians spend on RRSP contributions ($16.3 billion). More than half of that $22.8 billion is spent on a category described as "home entertainment equipment and services," including cable and satellite TV subscriptions, music, stereo systems, video rental, and DVD and VHS players. Canadians spent $11.8 billion, or 52 per cent of the total, in this category. The next largest was reading material — books, magazines and newspapers — at $4.6 billion, or 20 per cent. Nine per cent, or 2.1 billion, went to photography. Surprisingly, perhaps, movie ticket sales, at $1.3 billion, was significantly less than the amount spent on art works and events, equal to photography at $2.1 billion. Canadians also spent $980 million on live performance events, compared with $530 million on live sporting events.
Maybe it is time to start looking at what we truly value and pay accordingly. While I enjoy a good concert, movie, and sporting event as much as the next guy, I don’t think the price tag on it should be higher than what we pay our young men and women to risk their lives overseas.
Next time you get annoyed with the nurse who is doing her upmost to keep you comfortable and ease you back to health, think, she/he is most likely paid less than you. The police officer who will put themself in front of a bullet to save your life will make less than the person who deals with your vacation pay. The extremely tolerate men and women, who educate, and nurture our children (creating our country’s future) will make less than the person who designed your favourite video game.
What is your life worth?