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Details of Fish Canning and Curing Establishments
Employees and Wages.-The total number of persons employed in fish canning and curing establishments in 1921 was 14,104, and the total amount paid in salaries and wages was $2,973,386. These totals comprise 487 persons classified as officers, managers and office employees, with salaries of $551,330; 10,534 factory workers with wages of 52,023,040; and 3,083 contract and piece workers with wages of $399,016. In the canning factories of British Columbia a large part of the work is done under contract, the contractor engaging and paying his own help, and being himself paid by the factory according to the quantity of fish packed. For these contract workers and for the piece-workers no statistics of employment, other than the number so employed and the amounts paid to them, are available. The following table gives number of employees and salaries and wages under the three classifications for 1919, 1920 and 1921.
7. Employees in Fish Canning and Curing Establishments in 1919, 1920 and 1921-Number and Salaries and Wages