Highlights from Statistics Canada’s latest release Wednesday of census data, this one focused on Canadian income levels:

Income trends

  • The median total income of Canadian households reached $70,336 in 2015, a 10.8 per cent increase from $63,457 in 2005.
  • The Northwest Territories had the highest median income in Canada at $117,688, followed by Nunavut at $97,441 and Alberta at $93,835. New Brunswick had the lowest at $59,347, followed by Quebec at $59,822 and Nova Scotia at $60,764.
  • Nearly 1.2 million children under 18, about 17 per cent of Canada’s 6.8 million kids, lived in a low-income household,…