Canada OMCS | Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey

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Organizations across the broader public sector need to stay informed on compensation and policy impacts during the pandemic. To evaluate your strategies and ensure you remain competitive, you need to attract and retain talent in a legislatively compliant and fiscally responsible manner. Does your compensation strategy need a revamp given how quickly the world of work has changed?

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 43 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

2021 results available

  • 243 positions published
  • CAD 2,100 – 6,300
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Sample report

Position list

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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 243
  • # Positions Published: 243
  • # Organizations: 43
  • # Observations: 4,987

Based on data from the 2021 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

Utilize this survey alongside its counterpart, the National Municipal Compensation Survey to make effective rewards decisions across the broader public sector. 

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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Job Matching Booklet

Participation is open May 16 to July 8 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?

  • 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 these 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.

2022 survey pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2022 Canada OMCS | Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey CAD 2,500 CAD 7,500


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.


Product Participants Non-Participants
2021 Canada OMCS | Ontario Municipal Compensation Survey CAD 2,100 CAD 6,300

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  • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
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  • 2021 results now available for purchase.


  • Participation Opens: May 16
  • Participation Deadline: July 8
  • 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.

Participating Companies

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

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  • Sub TitleMake informed, responsible talent decisions
  • Short DescriptionProvides insights to attract and retain the top talent.

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