Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database

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Should you redesign your compensation strategy or tweak your existing one? Take the guesswork out of competing for talent. Making your company and your jobs more attractive in today's hyper-competitive labor market starts with reliable and relevant compensation data. When you're trying to understand where you need to focus your budget, and on what jobs; getting pay right is essential to be considered by potential candidates as well as keeping your current employees.

Built on over 20 years of experience and a broad range of industries, the Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database survey delivers salary survey data organized into nine functional modules providing you a one-stop shop for current and trusted industry insights. Enhance your talent strategy with information across skill levels and career streams, from roles that entail traditional compensation benchmarks to emerging positions. With employee compensation data from over 700,000 incumbents, you can confidently assess your rewards strategy more efficiently and effectively, giving you the competitive edge for talent.


Harness valuable, reliable market data for thousands of jobs found in Mercer's most popular salary benchmarking survey.
Survey Modules # of Positions Published # of Organizations
Corporate Services and HR 651 1,016
Engineering and Design 619 750
Executive 482 849
Finance, Accounting, and Legal 759 1,002
Logistics and Supply Chain 316 812
Manufacturing and Operations 376 677
Mercer/Gartner IT 806 880
Sales, Marketing, and Communications 669 1,007
Contact Centre & Customer Service 192 572

Participation open: March - May

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2021 Results Available

  • 4,115 positions published
  • CAD 10,500 – 21,000
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 10,288
  • # Positions Published: 4,115
  • # Organizations: 1,170
  • # Observations: 712,154

Based on data from the 2021 Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Ranges
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

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

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan
  • National
  • Regional

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Number of Employees
  • Operating Expenses/Budget

Position Families Analyzed

  • Administration, Facilities & Secretarial
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs
  • Construction
  • Consumer & Commercial Banking
  • Creative & Design
  • Data Analytics/Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Engineering & Science
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Healthcare/Pharmacy Services
  • Hospitality (Food Service & Lodging)
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • IT, Telecom & Intranet
  • Legal, Compliance & Audit
  • Production & Skilled Trades
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate Management, Property Development & Investment
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Management
  • Supply Chain

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2022 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Participation is open March 1 to May 13 with results available in September. All organizations with matching jobs are invited to participate using the links above.

What’s new in the 2022 survey?

  • Policy questions are now included, giving you a more holistic view of the total rewards package.
  • 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 salary data that reflects the changes is essential to establishing a sustainable pay strategy that protects your existing workforce and attracts new talent. As a participant, easily see how your pay aligns to the results so that you can:

  • Identify hot jobs that may require greater investment
  • Right-size pay across your organization
  • Address inequities within your workforce

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

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2022 Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database CAD 11,200 CAD 22,400

For individual module pricing please visit the module page.

Want to learn more? Attend a live participation webinar or view a recorded session on-demand for more details on the submission process and the data collected. Find a webinar


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2021 Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database CAD 10,500 CAD 21,000

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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Participating Companies

View the list of participating companies included in this Canada survey job database here.

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