Canada Compensation Policies & Practices

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Balancing the multi-faceted demands of employees can make attracting, keeping, and motivating talent complex. 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 you compare to your immediate competitors beyond base pay.

Strengthen your organization’s compensation policy 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. Strengthen your compensation management with critical data on key topics, such as:

  • Car policies
  • Compensation management
  • Overtime
  • Parental leave
  • Perquisites and much more
Are you ready to take your compensation strategy to the next level?

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

  • 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


  • 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

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.


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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
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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.

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