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


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