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Average wages per hour for specified occupations in certain cities, 1945

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Average wages per hour for specified occupations in certain cities, 1945
  Halifax Montréal Toronto Winnipeg Vancouver
  $
Construction          
Bricklayers and masons 1.15 1.06 1.23 1.25 1.29
Carpenters 0.95 0.96 1.11 1.05 1.12
Electrical workers 1.06 1.01 1.21 1.05 1.19
Painters 0.81 0.86 0.97 0.90 0.97
Plasterers 0.95 1.06 1.21 1.25 1.10
Plumbers 1.02 1.01 1.17 1.15 1.19
Sheet-metal workers 0.85 0.96 1.18 0.85 1.18
Labourers 0.52 0.61 0.67 0.63 0.71
Manufacturing          
Unskilled factory labour, male 0.59 0.57 0.60 0.55 0.67
Transportation          
Electric street railways          
  One-man car and bus operators1 0.812 0.71 0.80 0.79 0.85
  Linemen 0.92 0.68 0.93 1.02 1.14
  Shop and barnmen 0.66 to 0.95 0.48 to 0.76 0.68 to 0.92 0.59 to 0.89 0.68 to 0.995
  Electricians 0.92 0.73 0.89 0.85 0.92
  Trackmen and labourers 0.58 to 0.71 0.48 to 0.62 0.60 to 0.65 0.59 to 0.69 0.69 to 0.73
Printing and publishing          
Compositors          
  News 1.00 1.20 1.35 1.02 1.19
  Job 0.82 0.96 0.93 0.93 1.10
Pressmen          
  News 0.68 1.14 1.35 0.98 1.11
  Job 0.78 0.90 0.91 0.87 1.06
  Bookbinders 0.81 0.91 0.90 0.90 1.05
  Bindery girls 0.34 0.38 0.43 0.39 0.54
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Year Book, 1947.