Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

SHORTEST HOURS: Newfoundland – 264
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 264

Number of hours needed, 1975: 227

Percentage change: 16%

Quebec – 266
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 266

Number of hours needed, 1975: 214

Percentage change: 25%

Manitoba – 366
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 366

Number of hours needed, 1975: 183

Percentage change: 100%

British Columbia – 491
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 491

Number of hours needed, 1975: 175

Percentage change: 180%

Prince Edward Island – 570
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 570

Number of hours needed, 1975: 266

Percentage change: 114%

Alberta – 577
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 577

Number of hours needed, 1975: 174

Percentage change: 231%

Nova Scotia – 606
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 606

Number of hours needed, 1975: 308

Percentage change: 97%

New Brunswick – 613
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 613

Number of hours needed, 1975: 293

Percentage change: 109%

Saskatchewan – 639
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 639

Number of hours needed, 1975: 196

Percentage change: 226%

LONGEST HOURS: Ontario – 708
Number of hours working at minimum wage needed to pay for university tuition, 2013: 708

Number of hours needed, 1975: 260

Percentage change: 173%

WHO PAYS THE HIGHEST TUITION?

Source: CCPA

LOWEST: Newfoundland – $2,644
Average tuition, 2013: $2,644

Average tuition, 1975: $500

Quebec – $2,653
Average tuition, 2013: $2,653

Average tuition, 1975: $532

Manitoba – $3,779
Average tuition, 2013: $3,779

Average tuition, 1975: $435

British Columbia – $5,029
Average tuition, 2013: $5,029

Average tuition, 1975: $442

Alberta – $5,670
Average tuition, 2013: $5,670

Average tuition, 1975: $415

Prince Edward Island – $5,696
Average tuition, 2013: $5,696

Average tuition, 1975: $692

New Brunswick – $6,133
Average tuition, 2013: $6,133

Average tuition, 1975: $653

Nova Scotia: $6,185
Average tuition, 2013: $6,185

Average tuition, 1975: $689

Saskatchewan – $6,394
Average tuition, 2013: $6,394

Average tuition, 1975: 479

HIGHEST: Ontario – $7,259
Average tuition, 2013: $7,259

Average tuition, 1975: $610

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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