Canada New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey

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It’s exciting to recruit fresh talent, but with shifting preferences, setting graduate hiring salaries or figuring out perks that Generation Z finds the most valuable, can leave many scratching their heads.

Make strategic HR decisions, with regards to young talent, using the Canada New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey. Get your starting pay right, with compensation data across nine degree types and 15 discipline types. Gain valuable insights into the top recruitment and compensation trends with data from 113 organizations from across the country. Evaluate your talent strategy by comparing data from this gen z survey, such as:

  • New graduate salaries
  • Hourly rates for co-op students
  • Hourly intern rates
  • Tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns
Do you have the data to attract your workforce of the future?

Participation open: June – July

Data effective : July 1

Results publish: October

2022 results available

  • 113 organizations
  • CAD 690 – 1,950
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Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 113

Based on data from the 2022 Canada New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey.

Data Collected

  • Annual starting salaries for new graduates
  • Hourly rates for summer interns
  • Tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns
  • Hourly rates for co-op students
  • Sign-on bonuses for new graduates

Data Analyzed

Types of degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/Bachelor in Commerce (BCom)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng/BSc Eng)
    • Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Community college diploma/Associate degree
  • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Master of Science (MSc)

Discipline types

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Business/Finance
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Human resources
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Life sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics


  • Atlantic Canada
  • Greater Calgary
  • Greater Montreal
  • Greater Toronto
  • Greater Vancouver
  • Manitoba
  • Other Alberta
  • Other British Columbia
  • Other Ontario
  • Other Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

Position Families Analyzed

  • Co-op student
  • New graduate
  • Summer intern

Want to understand new graduate trends in the US? Access the US New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey for key insights.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under My Downloads.


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2022 Canada New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey CAD 650 CAD 1,950

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  • Survey purchase includes access for three (3) users. Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
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Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this new graduate salary and generation z survey here.

2023 Survey Participation

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2023 survey participation is now open!

The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens June 12, 2023
  • Participation closes July 28, 2023

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events


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2023 Canada New Graduate and Generation Z Compensation Survey CAD 800 CAD 2,400

Sample Report

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  • Participation Start Date06/01/2023
  • Participation End Date07/14/2023
  • RegionEnglish-United States
  • Short DescriptionStarting salaries for new graduate hires, co-op students, and interns.

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