The latest survey of payroll hours and earnings from Statistics Canada shows that real estate agents have seen the biggest gains in income in the past year.

The increase in property prices has seen realtors boost their wages by 12.8 per cent; far above the national average of 3.3 per cent.

Those in construction saw 4 per cent added to their incomes, while finance and insurance professionals (including mortgage brokers and agents) made an extra 9.3 per cent.

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