Canada Compensation Policies & Practices

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Balancing the multi-faceted demands of employees can make attracting, keeping, and motivating talent complex. It’s important to look at your organization from a high level to determine overall shifts taking place in the workplace and to see how you compare to your immediate competitors beyond base pay.

Strengthen your organization’s compensation strategy with key inputs from the Canada Compensation Policies & Practices survey. Use the data to analyze your strategy by employee groups and revenue size across 10 industries. Enhance your compensation policies and practices with critical data on key topics, such as:

  • Car policies
  • Compensation management
  • Overtime
  • Parental leave
  • Perquisites and much more
Are you ready to take your compensation strategy to the next level?
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This is a biennial survey featuring 2018/2019 data. Survey results are available as a national report or you may select a detailed report, which includes data scoped by industry and revenue. Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under “My Downloads.”

Salary Survey Methodology

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

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Survey Statistics

  • # of Organizations: 145

Based on data from the 2018 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices Survey.

Data Collected

  • Car Policies
  • Compensation Management
  • Continuing Education
  • Flexible Work Programs
  • Harassment Policies
  • Hiring / Retention / Separation
  • Hours of Work
  • Managing Multi-Generational Workforces
  • Maternity and Parental leave
  • On-call Pay
  • Overtime
  • Paid time-off (PTO)
  • Performance Management
  • Perquisites
  • Shift Premiums

Data Analyzed


  • Banking / Financial Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance / Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)

Examined by:

  • Employee groups
  • Ownership type
  • Revenue size


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2018/2019 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices Survey – National Report CAD 800 CAD 2,400
2018/2019 Canada Compensation Policies & Practices Survey – Detailed Report CAD 1,200 CAD 3,600

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  • 2018/2019 results now available.


  • Questionnaire Distributed: May 4
  • Participation Deadline: June 22
  • Report Available: October

*This is a biennial survey. The next participation year and survey release is planned for 2020.

Participating Companies

  • Air Canada
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Allergan
  • Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
  • AltaGas, Ltd. - Utilities, Inc.
  • Alterna Savings and Credit Union, Ltd.
  • AmerisourceBergen Corporation - Innomar Strategies, Inc.
  • Apotex, Inc.
  • ARC Resources, Ltd.
  • Arrow Electronics, Inc.
  • Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc.
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Baxter Corporation
  • BDO Canada
  • Bell Canada
  • Blue Mountain
  • Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada)
  • Brookfield Residential Properties, Inc.
  • CAA Club Group
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
  • Capital Power Corporation
  • Carmanah Technologies Corp
  • Celero Solutions
  • Centerra Gold
  • City of Brampton
  • City of Richmond
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • ConAgra Foods Canada, Inc.
  • Connect First Credit Union, Ltd.
  • CPA Canada
  • CPA Ontario
  • CSA Group
  • Dynacare
  • Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
  • EfficiencyOne
  • Eli Lilly Canada, Inc.
  • Eramosa Engineering
  • ERCO Worldwide
  • Federated Co-operative, Ltd.
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • FedEx Express Canada, Ltd.
  • Finning Canada, Inc.
  • First National Financial
  • Fortis - FortisBC Energy
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • GCM Consultants
  • General Dynamics Corporation - Canada Corporation
  • Gibson Energy
  • Gildan Activewear
  • Government of Alberta
  • Greenfield Global
  • Groupe Deschenes, Inc.
  • Health Association Nova Scotia
  • Hiram Walker & Sons, Ltd.
  • Hoffmann La-Roche Limited
  • Hospital for Sick Children
  • Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services
  • Ingram Micro - Canada
  • Intact Financial Corporation
  • Inter Pipeline, Ltd.
  • International Financial Data Services (IFDS) Canada
  • IPEX Management
  • ISM Canada
  • J.D. Irving, Ltd.
  • Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • LandSure Systems
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, Inc.
  • Manulife Financial Corp.
  • Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.
  • Maple Lodge Farms, Ltd.
  • MC Commercial
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Medical Council of Canada
  • MEG Energy
  • MNP
  • Moneris Solutions Corporation
  • Mouvement des caisses Desjardins - Federation des caisses Desjardins du Quebec
  • Nalcor Energy
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Nav Canada
  • Nestle Canada Inc.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Parex Resources, Inc.
  • Parkland County
  • Porter Airlines Inc.
  • Premier Tech
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Publicis.Sapient
  • Raymond James
  • RBC Asset Management
  • Redlen
  • Region of Halton
  • Reitmans Canada, Ltd.
  • Rodair International
  • Rogers Communications, Inc.
  • RS Energy Group Canada Inc.
  • S&E Services Limited Partnership
  • Safran Landing Systems Canada
  • Samsung Electronics Canada
  • Saputo, Inc.
  • SC Johnson & Son, Ltd.
  • Seven Generations Energy, Ltd.
  • Sofina Foods
  • Solmax International
  • StandardAero
  • Stantec, Inc.
  • State Street Trust Company Canada
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Sun-Rype Products
  • Syncrude Canada, Ltd.
  • Teck Resources Limited
  • Teknion Corporation
  • TELUS Corporation
  • Terrapure Environmental
  • The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • The Beer Store
  • The Boston Consulting Group of Canada, Ltd.
  • The Co-operators Group Limited
  • The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
  • The Regional Municipality of Niagara
  • TMX Group
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • TransLink
  • Université de Montréal
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Vale Canada Limited
  • VCNA/St Marys Cement (Canada)
  • Wolseley Canada Inc.
  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
  • WSP Canada, Inc.
  • Xerox Canada
  • Zurich Canada
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