This province has restored its third-place ranking among the provinces on a measure of weekly pay packets. This particular metric tracks wages, so it is based on hourly pay which can fluctuate with things such as overtime rather than fixed salaries.
Saskatchewan had fallen back into fourth place when Ontario caught up to us, but in July we managed to squeak past them to reclaim third spot.
What is interesting in this particular monthly update is how the marketplace changes from June to July. This likely is the result of students finding their way into the workforce for the summer months. And, given that virtually all of them are entry-level positions, they have a tendency to lower the overall average.
In Saskatchewan, the average dropped $10 a week compared to June, slightly more than the national average but less than some other regions. Since the June-to-July comparison is distorted it probably makes more sense to do the comparison to July of last year. On that yardstick, Saskatchewan gained more than $10 a week, which pushed us past Ontario.