Niagara had the lowest median, after tax employment income in all of Ontario at $23,396 in 2005. In 2005, in Niagara, the median earnings of those employed full-time for a year was $41,807. Niagara’s and Canada’s median earnings for those working full-time for a year were well below that of Ontario and many other municipalities in Ontario.
Figure 26 2005 Median Income After Tax
Figure 27 Median Earnings- Persons 15 and Over Who Worked Full Year, Full time 2006
In Niagara, average earnings for those with a university education was $45,559, compared to $22,422 with less than high school; $25,189 for those with high school and some post-secondary education; $32,555 with a college education; and $36,063 with a trades certificate or diploma. There is a connection between earning and learning.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census, 2006, Community Profiles