Canada NewWorkNow Compensation Pulse Survey

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The nature of work continues to change at a rapid pace. According to Mercer’s recent Thriving in an Age of Disruption research:

  • 35% of today’s skills won’t be relevant in three years.
  • 45% of the work people do today could be replaced by automation.
  • 93% of organizations are planning to redesign their structure in the next 2 years.

Keeping up-to-date on pay levels for these new and emerging jobs is more important than ever. For example, pay for digital analytics jobs increased by more than 10% last year, much greater than increases received by employees in other areas of work. The Canada NewWorkNow Compensation Pulse Survey is a series of pulse surveys designed to help you keep up with this constantly changing environment. With two surveys in 2018, February and September. Get the data you need now, faster. Data on base pay, short and long-term incentives, and sign-on bonuses are being collected along with several pay policies and practices.

Get the data you need for the hottest jobs, faster.

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List and Descriptions
  • 2018 Participation


The second edition of the Canada NewWorkNow Compensation Pulse Survey includes the same jobs as the first edition, and will capture Professional and Manager level jobs for the following job families:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Marketing and Product Development
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Data Science

Want to help determine future jobs to be surveyed or policies and practices details to be included in the NewWorkNow Compensation Pulse Survey? Join the Client Advisory Committee.

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.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions: 149

Data Collected

  • Base pay
  • Short-term incentive
  • Long-term incentive
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Policy and practices 

Job Families

  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Marketing and Product Development
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Data Science


Product Participant Non-Participant
February 2018 Canada NewWorkNow Compensation Pulse Survey CAD 950 CAD 2,850
February and September 2018 Canada NewWorkNow Compensation Pulse Survey* CAD 1,800 CAD 5,400

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Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: September 25
  • Data Effective Date: September 1
  • Participation Deadline: October 16
  • Results Available: Early December

Position List and Descriptions

View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

2018 Participation

2018 Survey Participation in now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2018 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. 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.


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