Canada MBD: Short-Term Incentive Report

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Many organizations today use incentive programs as a key component of their recruitment and retention strategy. Whether it’s financial, operational, or people-oriented goals and objectives that have been outlined for your employees, rewarding them when they achieve their goals is an instrumental step in leading your company in the right direction.

Understand where your company’s incentive solutions stand amongst your competitors with the Canada MBD: Short-Term Incentive Report. From total cash compensation to STI target percentage, use this data to see how other companies are developing their rewards programs to attract and keep a productive workforce. Benchmark your STI components against 1,100+ organizations across the country or narrow the data by:

  • Industry
  • Ownership type
  • Company size
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Participation open: March - May

Results publish: September

2021 Results Available

  • 1,170 organizations
  • CAD 2,950 – 13,160
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Product Details

Survey Stats

  • # Organizations: 1,170
  • # Incumbents: 712,154

Based on data from the 2021 Canada MBD: Short-Term Incentive Report.

Data Collected

  • Assets
  • Base Salary
  • Gross Premiums (for insurance companies)
  • Net Revenue (Healthcare Organizations only)
  • Net Sale Revenue
  • Number of Employees (Full-time Equivalents)
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Percent Eligible for Sales Incentive
  • Percent Eligible for Short-Term Incentive
  • Sales Incentive as Percent of Base Salary
  • Sales Incentive Target Amount
  • Sales Incentive Target Percent
  • Sales Incentive - Receiving
  • Short-Term Incentive as Percent of Base Salary
  • Short-Term Incentive Target Percent
  • Short-Term Incentive - Receiving
  • Short-Term Incentive - Target
  • Total Cash Compensation (Actual) - Receivers
  • Total Cash Compensation (Target) - Receivers

Data Analyzed


  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Organization Type

  • Division
  • Multi-Profit Centre (Group)
  • Parent Company/Independent Company/Corporate
  • Subsidiary

Ownership Type

  • Government and Broader Public Sector (including Crown Corporations)
  • Joint Venture
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Privately Owned Organization
  • Publically Traded on a Stock Exchange

Geographic Area

  • National

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Operating Expenses/Budget
  • Total FTE’s (Full-Time Equivalents)

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

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2021 Canada MBD: Short-Term Incentive Report – STI only  CAD 2,950 CAD 7,994
2021 Canada MBD: Short-Term Incentive Report – STI and LTI  CAD 4,700 CAD 13,160

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  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 28
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Results publish: September

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this short-term incentive report here.

Sample Report

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2021 Survey Participation

2021 survey participation is now closed. 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.

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  • IsOrderingSetYes
  • Ordering TypeMultiLevelMultiSelection
  • RegionEnglish-Canada
  • Sub TitleOptimize your rewards strategy
  • Short DescriptionProvides vital information for establishing competitive short-term incentive solutions so that you can continue to motivate and attract top talent.

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