Unlike the US — where self-employment has declined precipitously over the last decade — self-employment in Canada has been very consistent since 2001. As with the rest of the economy, self-employment in Canada has seen less volatility over the last 10 years than its American counterpart. But there have still been a number of significant developments.
Five counties saw their median household income soar at least 20% from 2007 to 2010. Using Analyst, we looked at EMSI data for each of these counties to see the sectors contributing to the spike in income — i.e, those that offer high-paying earnings per job and added jobs during what was a rough time for much of the country.