I wonder if this had anything to do with the US run-up in housing prices and subsequent crash? No wonder that Ontario-based manufacturers are crying foul at interest rate hikes. Not to be left out, I bet a similar graph would demonstrate Oil & Gas-related skilled trades positions receiving similar disproportionate pay in comparison to University Professors. No wonder why RE prices are headed upward in Alberta, Saskatchewan and NE BC.
But of course, this is sustainable, non?