Territories lead nation in pay hikes
Nunavut's average weekly paycheque rose 9.6 per cent in 2012
Statistics Canada says wages in the North are going up faster than anywhere else in Canada.
In Nunavut, the average weekly pay in February was up by $90.52 over last year, or 9.6 per cent.
The average February paycheque in Yukon was up by $55.92, or 5.8 per cent, over the same period, and N.W.T. workers gained on average an extra $49 a week, a rise of 3.9 per cent.
The average Canadian weekly paycheque rose by 3.1 per cent over the same period.
N.W.T. workers continue to be the highest paid in Canada in February 2012 at $1,319.22 per week on average, followed by Alberta at $1,099.77.
Nunavut is third at $1032.62, and Yukon, fourth, at $1,018 a week.