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FISHERIES STATISTICS   xv

 

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

Year

Employees on Salaries

Employees on Wages

Contract and Piece-
Workers

Total of
Employees and of
Salaries and Wages

1919    

1920    

1921    

$

2,749,210 3,180,701 2,023,040

$ 4,257,811 4,856,290 2,973,386

694,315 759,176 551,330

no.

679 651 487

no. 12,883 13, 137 10,534

$

814,286 916,413 399,016

no. 4,794 4,711 3,083

no. 18,356 18,499 14, 104

Wage-earners by months.-The following table shows the number of wage-earners, male and female, employed in the establishments in each month for the years 1919, 1920 and 1921. It will be noted that May and June are the months of greatest employment.

8. Wage-earners' in Fish Canning and Curing Establishments-Number on Pay Roll on 15th of each Month, 1919, 1920 and 1921

 

1919

1920

1921

Month

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

 

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

January    

1,109

253

1,3621

1,245

183

1,428

932

102

1,034

February    

999

185

1,184

1,135

119

1,254

815

88

903

March    

1,292

238

1,530

1,672

262

1,934

1,170

338

1,508

April    

3,377

812

4,189

4,734

1,447

6, 181

2,843

1,383

4,226

May    

6,544

3,656

10,200'   7,221

3,983

11,204

4,723

3,306

8,029

June    

6,892

3,430

10,322,   7,204

3,698

10,902

4,782

3,085

7,867

July    

4,778

1,231

6,0091   4,445

1,099

5,544

3,021

995

4,016

August    

4,434

857

5,2911   3,868

690

4,558

2,673

945

3,618

September    

4,371

981

5,352'   3,363

585

3,948

2,423

934

3,357

October    

3,700

834

4,534'   2,607

513

3,120

2,002

674

2,676

November    

2,408

478

2,886   1,785

235

2,020

1, 804

508

2,312

December    

1,477

248

1,725   1,441

176

1,617

1,391

333

1,724

Daily Wage.-The following table classifies the wage-earners for 1919, 1920 and 1921 according to the daily wage received during a representative period of the year's operations.

9. Wage-earners' in Fish Canning and Curing Establishments, Classified by Daily Wages 1919, 1920 and 1921

 

1919

1920

1921

Daily wage

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Under $1    

no.

241

no.

1,325

no.

1,566

no.

208

no.

1,052

no.

1,260

no.

231

no.

1,353

no.

1,584

$1 but under $2   

2,182

2,572

4,754

1,703

2,939

4,642

1,775

2,255

4,030

$2 but under $3    

3,221

547

3,768

3,043

635

3,678

2,419

595

3,014

$3 but under $4    

1,667

70

1,737

2,013

123

2,136

943

78

1,021

$4 but under $5   

703

19

722

797

2

799

465

8

473

$5 and over    

336

 

336

622

 

622

412

 

412

Total   

8,350

4,533

12,883

8,386

4,751

13,137

6,245

4,289

10,534

'Exclusive of contract and piece workers.


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