Now that marijuana has been legalized in Canada, Statistics Canada released a new report on December 7th about the job force in the country in 2018. They reported that the marijuana industry has been a positive impact on the jobs in Canada and has created thousands of new positions for Canadians.
Not only is the weed industry in Canada bringing in more jobs for Canadians, but also more money. Statistics Canada reported that cannabis-related jobs actually significantly better than the average job in Canada.
“Notably, cannabis-related jobs pay better than the Canadian average, with hourly wages at $29.58, compared to $27.03 for the country as a whole,” read the report. That may not sound like a big difference with the hourly comparison, but when comparing the two wages annually, it’s a difference of $5,304.
Cannabis-related jobs pay on average around $61,526 each year based on an hourly wage of $29.58. Using the same measures, the average Canadian job pays $56,222 annually.
Some cannabis-related positions can even pay a six-figure salary. For instance, in British Columbia, the government is currently looking for people to fill positions in the legal weed industry and are paying up to $112,000 a year. You can find out more about the positions on the BCLDB website.