The income statistics in the first posting in this series included people with no income, as well as people whose principal or only source of income maybe transfers to persons, such as social assistance or old age security.
What about the working stiff?
In 2005, 32,575 of the 175,425 members of the employed labour force, age 15 and over, had total employment incomes of less than $10,000.
Again considering just the "working age" population between 25 and 64 years of age, 19% had total employment incomes of less than $10,000. There was a marked gender imbalance, with 23% of women falling into that bracket, compared to 14% of men.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-561-XCB2006014.