Canada National Engineering Compensation Survey

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Engineers today aren’t interested in just jobs — they want meaningful careers. As an HR leader, you have the ability to shape your employees’ salaries and careers with an effective rewards strategy. How you design and deliver this strategy could be the difference between your company’s success and your competitor’s.

This compensation survey provides the pay data you need to properly reward your employees. With 300+ organizations from across the country participating in this engineering salary survey, understand how employees are compensated across numerous classification levels. Choose specific HR metrics for the exact position(s) you need to analyze, such as:

  • Industry
  • Sector
  • Province/region
  • Designation
  • Discipline
  • Years of project experience
  • And much more.
Are you ready to transform your compensation offerings?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: August

2020 results available

  • 320 organizations
  • CAD 600 – 8,100
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Sample report

Position list

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Schedule
  • Position List and Sample Report
  • Participating Companies
  • 2021 Survey Participation


This survey now features Technician/Technologist reports. Use this data to further analyze numerous engineering disciplines; help your company secure the right workforce.

Mercer Job Library Overview Framework – Nature of Work Concept

Job Family
Universal Navigation
& Science
Civil/Construction Engineering
Civil/Construction Engineering (Construction)
Geomatics Engineering (Oil & Gas)
Geotechnical/Rock Mechanics Engineering (Oil & Gas, Mining)
Subsea Engineering (Construction & Civil Infrastructure)
Design Engineering
Product Design Engineering
Drilling & Exploration Engineering
Drilling Engineering (Oil & Gas)
Reservior/Exploitation Engineering (Oil & Gas/Oilfield Services)
Enviromental & Employee Safety Engineering
Employee/Labor Health & Safety Engineering
Enviromental Engineering
General Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats
Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology
Mercer’s salary surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date HR metrics and market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations. It is then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization’s size, structure, geographic region, or any combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations is required in order to report each Mercer data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring that you always receive the highest level of data confidentiality.

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Survey Statistics

  # Positions Surveyed # Positions Published # Organizations # Observations
Central Canada 1,247 179 157 11,307
Eastern Canada 1,247 112 91 6,687
Western Canada 1,247 233 214 16,380
National Canada 1,247 315 320 34,929

Based on data from the 2020 Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey

  # Positions Surveyed # Positions Published # Organizations # Observations
Technician/Technologist Central Canada 517 65 93 3,456
Technician/Technologist Eastern Canada 517 22 62 2,157
Technician/Technologist Western Canada 517 113 157 4,781
Technician/Technologist National Canada 517 154 232 10,542

Based on data from the 2020 Canada Mercer | OSPE Technician/Technologist Report

Regions Collected

Western Canada Central Canada Eastern Canada
Greater Vancouver Greater Toronto Greater Montreal
British Columbia (other) Northern Ontario Quebec (other)
Calgary Eastern Ontario Atlantic Canada
Edmonton Southwestern Ontario  
Alberta (other)    
Saskatchewan & Manitoba    

Data Collected/Analyzed

  • Annual gross revenue
  • Base salary
  • Foreign trained
  • Gender
  • Geographic or metropolitan area
  • Incentive eligibility/target
  • Industry
  • Job type
  • Number of employees
  • Number of engineers
  • Overtime eligibility
  • Total cash compensation
  • Unionized
  • Year of graduation

Engineering discipline

  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil and Structural
  • Computer & Software
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Forestry
  • Geotechnical/Geological
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Naval
  • Oil and Gas
  • Petroleum
  • Systems
  • Water & Wastewater

Position Families Analyzed


Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 Canada National Engineering Survey – Engineer Report
Canada – National Engineer Report (all 3 regions) CAD 1,755 CAD 5,265
Two Regions CAD 1,350 CAD 4,050
Canada – East Regional Engineer Report CAD 900 CAD 2,700
Canada – Central Regional Engineer Report CAD 900 CAD 2,700
Canada – West Regional Engineer Report CAD 900 CAD 2,700
2020 Canada National Engineering Survey – Technician/Technologist Report
Canada – National Technician/Technologist Report (all 3 regions) CAD 1,170 CAD 3,510
Two Regions CAD 900 CAD 2,700
Canada – East Regional Technician/Technologist Report CAD 600 CAD 1,800
Canada – Central Regional Technician/Technologist Report CAD 600 CAD 1,800
Canada – West Regional Technician/Technologist Report CAD 600 CAD 1,800
National Engineering and Technicians/Technologist ALL Report Bundle CAD 2,700 CAD 8,100

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Canada National Engineering Compensation Survey

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  • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per user.
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  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (late September).


  • Participation Opens: March 1
  • Participation Deadline: May 28
  • Report Available: August 

Please note: In 2021, the data within this survey will be included in the Canada MBD: Engineering and Design for more comprehensive engineering compensation data. 

Position List and Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

View the position list and descriptions included in this compensation survey.

Participating Companies

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

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.

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.
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us.

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  • Sub TitleTransform your compensation offerings
  • Short DescriptionUnderstand how engineers are compensated across numerous classification levels.

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