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a The average salary in these cases is given in the official reports for each class or
grade of teachers; the amounts tabulated are the highest and lowest averages given.
For full details see pp. 6, 7. By reason of a clerical error the averages given for New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in the Report of the Commissioner for
1902, page 426, are incorrect,

TEACHERS' SALARIES.

The financial status of the teachers of public elementary schools is just now
exciting great attention throughout our country. The moment is therefore
opportune for considering the salaries paid in other countries, particularly in
those most like our own in their regard for education. The statements which
follow in respect to salaries in Canada are taken from the official reports of
the several provinces.

Ontario.The following table shows the present rates of teachers' salaries
in Ontario in comparison with the same at stated intervals for a period of
thirty years :

Teachers' salarics.

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1867
1872
1877
182
1887
1892
1897
1901
1902

$1,350
1.000
1,100
1,100
1.450
1,500
1.550
1,550
1,600

$346
360
398
415
425
421
391
421
436

$226
228
264
269
292
297
294
306
313

$189
213
251
248
271
269
254
262
271

$532
028
735
742
832
894
892
915
935

576
619

398
383
317
359
372

$240

216
269
273
289
298
306
315
317

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618

402
425
470
479

621
649
667

With respect to the foregoing presentation, the minister of education observes that while the average salaries for teachers in the province are higher for both men and women than at any previous period and while the salaries in the cities and towns are considerably higher, the salaries in the counties, etc., or rural and village sections, are not as high as formerly.

When these salaries are considered in connection with the increased cost of living and of obtaining the necessary qualifications, it will be seen that they are still very low. [Report of the Minister of Education, 1903, p. ix.] Quebec.—According to the report of the superintendent of public instruction for 1902-3 the average salaries of teachers in the elementary schools are as follows:

Roman Catholic elementary schools:

Average salary of male lay teachers with diplomas-

In towns

In the country- - --

Average salary of female lay teachers with diplomas

In towns

In the country--

Protestant elementary schools:

Average salary of male lay teachers with diplomas-
In towns...

In the country

Average salary of female lay teachers with diplomas-
In towns..

In the country

Roman Catholic model schools and academies :

Average salary of male lay teachers with diplomas---
In towns.--.

In the country

$340

238

$158

113

1,168

415

369

153

602

345

Average salary of female lay teachers with diplomas-
In towns..

In the country--

Protestant model schools and academies:

Average salary of male lay teachers with diplomas-
In towns..

In the country---.

Average salary of female lay teachers with diplomas

In towns..

391

In the country--

255

xii.]

[Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1902-3, tables, pp. x, xi,

164 138

1.054

627

Nova Scotia. The teachers of public schools in Nova Scotia are divided into four classes, according to the grade of license held. The average salaries and the percentage of teachers in each class are shown in the following table:

ABCD

Class.

Common schools.

Class of teachers.

Per cent Average salaries.
of total
teachers
in each
class. 1

The superintendent of education states that male teachers are now only about one-fifth of the whole number, the female teachers numbering 2,053 to 441 male teachers. The teachers of Class A form no more than 5 per cent of the teachers of the province. However, 71 of these are male and only 24 female. All these are engaged as a rule in high school work, either in the academies or other high schools, and a few in the superior common schools. [Report of the Superintendent of Education, 1903, tables, pp. xv and xvi, also p. xxii.] New Brunswick.—The following tabulation shows the average annual salaries of teachers for the year 1903:

Per cent.

5 20

Men. Women.

8809

438

253

188

Average salaries.

Men. | Women.

8457

293

230

167

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First
Second
Third.

First.
Second

Third.

Class of teachers.

8522.86
291.22
199.77

In the superior schools (common schools with advanced classes) the average salary was $570.96 and in the grammar schools (county high schools) salaries ranged from $600 to $2,400. [Report of the Chief Superintendent of Education, 1903, Table VIII, p. A 23, and Table XIII, p. A 35.]

British Columbia.—The report of the superintendent of education for 1902-3 contains a complete list of teachers and salaries, from which it appears that the range of salaries in the schools below the high school grade is from $40 to $105 a month. Only one salary is given at the latter figure, and only a small proportion of salaries fall as low as $40. The usual salary is $50, $55, or $60 a month.

In the high schools the salaries for principals range from $100 to $140 a month, and for assistants from $50 to $90. [Report 1902–3, pp. xlvi-lx.]

Prince Edward Island.—The classification and average salaries for teachers in Prince Edward Island for 1903 were as follows:

Men.

$325.80
236.43

187.87

$328.21 237.34

186.30

Women.

$196.28 188.36

144.29

[Estimated from Table XVIII, Report of the Chief Superintendent of Education, 1903.]

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Colleges.

St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario

St. Francis-Xavier College, Antigonish, Nova
Scotia g.

Knox College, Toronto, Ontario
Assumption College, Sandwich, Ontario
Presbyterian College, Montreal, Quebec
Presbyterian College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Wesleyan College. Montreal.
Wesley College, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
St. John's College, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
St. Boniface College, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Woodstock College, Woodstock, Ontario..
Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ontario
Albert College, Belleville, Ontario..
Stanstead Wesleyan College, Stanstead, Quebec.
St. Francis College, Richmond, Quebec.
St. Anne College, Church Point, Nova Scotia
Halifax Ladies' College and Conservatory of
Music, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date of foundation.

1790 $140,000

1800

b8,964 2,074,504

1821

1818

1827

Church School for Girls, Windsor, Nova Scotia
Acadia Seminary, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
St. Jerome's, Berlin. Ontario.

Montreal Diocesan Theological College.
Havergal College, Toronto.
Ridley College, St. Catharines
Bishop Bethune College, Oshawa.
Alma College, St. Thomas.
Upper Canada College. Deer Park.
St. Andrew's College, Toronto..
Congregational College, Montreal.
Huron College (Divinity), London
Manitoba College, Winnipeg.
Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown

From statistical yearbook of Canada, 1903.

1838

1841

1843

1848

1852

1852

1862

1877

1836

1887

1864

1852

1853

1844

1854

1867

1820

1873

1888

1866

1818

1858

1877

1854

1872

1854

1890

1887

1891

1879

1865

1873

1894

1889

1889

1881

1829

Endow-
ment.

1899

1839

1863

1871

1860

420,000 3,700,000

241,970

500,000

192,918

490,000

None.

120,000 £150,000

487,455

900,000

None.

50,000

300,000

278,000

165.000

110,000

75,000

186,000

200,000

100,000

31,000

15.000

10,000

None.

150,000

115,000
55,000
120,000

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Government grant.

Buildings destroyed by fire December 2, 1903.
Quebec Seminary, an ecclesiastical organization, defrays all expenses.

The Quebec branch has 425 students; the remainder are connected with the Montreal branch.

f Acres of land.

No statement received from the authorities.

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The classical colleges in Quebec are a combination of school and college, attended by both boys and young men. They confer certain degrees, and are mostly affiliated with Laval University. It not being possible to separate them, the pupils in these colleges are counted twice over, viz, in this table and in the one in the preceding table.

Includes value of furniture.

There are good ladies' colleges in the Province of Quebec, but the returns of the superintendent of education for the Province of Quebec are so incomplete that no satisfactory analysis can be made.

Government grant.

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