Canada OMCS | Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey

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Historically, during periods of economic downturn, the effect on compensation in the broader public sector tends to be delayed in the short term. In the longer term, the impact on compensation will vary by the financial effects that the COVID-19 response have on the government. As you look toward the future, make sure you have the right salary data to keep your talent strategy relevant.

In collaboration with the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA), a leading HR association in Ontario, this compensation survey shows you exactly how much you should be paying your employees based on their position and your company’s compensation philosophy. Design competitive salary plans with data for 243 jobs from 40 organizations across Ontario.

Analyze the data across key position families, such as:

  • Community services
  • Corporate services
  • Development services
  • Emergency services
  • Municipality administration
  • Public works
Do you have the data necessary for a competitive talent strategy?

Participation open: May – June

Results publish: September

2020 results available

  • 243 positions published
  • CAD 1,975 – 5,925
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Sample report

Position list

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 243
  • # Positions Published: 243
  • # Organizations: 40
  • # Observations: 4,819

Based on data from the 2020 Canada OMCS | Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

• Allowances and benefits 
• Full-time job rates
• Hours of work
• Job rates
• Market premiums
• Overtime eligibility
• Part-time job rates  
• Performance pay 
• Policies and practices 
• Salary ranges
• Vehicle policies

Data Analyzed

Geographic Area

• Regional
• Tiers
• Number of employees
• Operating budget 
• Population

Position Families Analyzed
• Community services
• Corporate services
• Development services
• Emergency services 
• Municipality administration
• Public works

This survey will complement the existing National Municipal Compensation Survey, until the two surveys merge together in 2021.

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.



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2020 Canada OMCS | Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey CAD 1,975 CAD 5,925

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  • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (mid September).


  • Participation Opens: May 2
  • Participation Deadline: June 21
  • Date Effective: June 1
  • Report Available: September

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this HR compensation survey to optimize your ongoing compensation and benchmarking efforts.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey to see what's included, and learn how easy it is to streamline your salary benchmarking efforts.

2020 survey participation

2020 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.

Participating Companies

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

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