Canada Compensation Policies & Practices

Go beyond the pay cheque to enhance your compensation strategy

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With so much to keep up with in human resources, balancing the multifaceted demands of motivating top talent is complex, to say the least. Now more than ever it's important to look at your organization from a high level to determine overall shifts taking place in the workplace and to see how your compensation policies beyond base pay compare to your labor market competitors.

Strengthen your organization's compensation strategy with key inputs from the Canada Compensation Policies & Practices survey. Use the data to analyze your strategy by employee groups and revenue size across 10 industries. Enhance your compensation plan with critical policies and practices data from 145 companies across the country regarding key topics, such as:

  • Car policies
  • Overtime compensation
  • Paid time-off (PTO)
  • Performance management
  • Perquisites
  • Work arrangements
Are you ready to strengthen your compensation strategy?

Participation open: June-July

Results publish: December

This is a biennial survey. The next participation year and survey release is planned for 2022.

2020/2021 Results Available

  • 145 organizations
  • CAD 300 – 4,350
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Survey Statistics

  • # of Organizations: 145

Based on data from the 2020/2021 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices Survey.

Data Collected/Report Sections

  • Car Policies
  • Compensation Management
  • Continuing Education
  • Flexible Work Programs
  • Harassment Policies
  • Hiring / Retention / Separation
  • Hours of Work
  • Managing Multi-Generational Workforces
  • Maternity and Parental leave
  • On-call Pay
  • Overtime
  • Paid time-off (PTO)
  • Performance Management
  • Perquisites
  • Shift Premiums

Data Analyzed

Industry— industry scope only available with detailed report.

  • Banking / Financial Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance / Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)

Examined by:

  • Employee groups
  • Ownership type
  • Revenue size— industry scope only available with detailed report.

This is a biennial survey featuring 2020/2021 data. Survey results are available as a national report or you may select a detailed report, which includes data scoped by industry and revenue. Interested in policy and practice data within the US? Check out the US Compensation Policies & Practices survey, to further enhance your compensation strategy.  

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

2022 survey participation

Data Submission Tools

Participate Online

Participation is open June 1 to July 15 with results available in November. All organizations with matching jobs are invited to participate using the links above.

What’s new in the 2022 survey?

  • Data will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an online platform for easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why become a participant?

With rapid movement in the market, having current, relevant data that reflects these changes is essential to establishing policies that keep pace with the trends, meet business needs, and help you attract and keep employees. As a participant, understand how your policies align to the results so that you can:

  • Gauge competitiveness of your pay practices.
  • Gain insight into work arrangements, PTO, and other leave policies.
  • Understand recruiting and pay trends for college grads.
  • Evaluate hourly pay for interns and co-ops.

As a participant, you’ll receive discounted pricing on the survey results.

Product Participant Non-Participant
2022 Canada Compensation Policies and Practices Detailed Report USD 1,650 USD 4,950
2022 Canada Compensation Policies and Practices Standard Report USD 1,100 USD 3,300


Product Participant Non-Participant
2020/2021 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices: National Report – Single Section CAD 300 CAD 900
2020/2021 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices: National Report – 5 Section Bundle CAD 650 CAD 1,950
2020/2021 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices: National Report – All Sections CAD 950 CAD 2,850
2020/2021 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices: Detailed Report – Single Section CAD 425 CAD 1,275
2020/2021 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices: Detailed Report – 5 Section Bundle CAD 975 CAD 2,925
2020/2021 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices: Detailed Report – All Sections CAD 1,450 CAD 4,350

* Detailed Reports include National Data plus revenue, ownership, and industry scopes.

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  • 2020/2021 results now available.


  • Questionnaire Distributed: June 15
  • Participation Deadline: July 24
  • Report Available: December

This is a biennial survey. The next participation year and survey release is planned for 2022.

participating companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this survey here.

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