Canada Millennial Pay-for-Perks Survey

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30% of the current workforce is made up of millennials, and that number will continue to grow! Millennials offer companies diverse ideas, skill sets, and values that have been shaped by a rapidly changing world. In return, millennials want flexibility and perks that fit their lifestyle along with a competitive salary. Understanding what drives this increasingly important segment of the population as you plan for the workforce of the future is critical to success.

Enhance your benefits package with the Canada Millennial Pay-for-Perks Survey. From perk types like comfort, social, personal, amenities, and culture, understand what this generation truly wants in the workplace. Benchmark your total rewards strategy across 14 industries. Entice this workforce segment using robust data that reports:

  • Perks offered by organizations
  • Perks that best retain millennials
  • Perk families that are most important to millennials
  • Perks that millennials find most valuable
  • Perks that millennials would be willing to trade in

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Survey Details At a Glance

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • 2018 Participation


The Canada Millennial Pay-for-Perks Survey features data from 219 organizations in Canada to help your company plan for the workforce of the future.

Formerly the North America Millennial Pay-for-Perks Survey, it has been split into separate US and Canada surveys for 2018 to better reflect the regional trends, insights, and participating organizations included. For the US Millennial survey data, please click here.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under “My Downloads.”

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 are 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.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

Canada Survey Stats

  • # Organizations: 219

Based on data from the 2018 North America Millennial Pay-for-Perks Survey.

Data Collected

  • Key elements organizations could do that they currently are not doing to ensure millennials remain with the company
  • Perks offered by organizations
  • Perks that best retain millennials
  • Perk families that are most important to millennials
  • Perks that millennials find most valuable
  • Perks that millennials would be willing to trade-in for a smaller survey
  • List of Perks


  • Chair massages
  • Community Kegerator
  • Free snacks
  • comfort/ privacy rooms
  • Free breakfast and/or lunch every day
  • Paid weekend vacation
  • Sporting event tickets
  • "Employee of the Month" parking space
  • Use of Company car
  • Paid fitness/ gym memberships
  • Office personalization stipend
  • Continuing education or training stipend
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Housing financial assistance
  • Break area activities (i.e. TV, games, etc.)
  • Standing workstation
  • Social

    • Employee sports teams
    • Book/ Literature clubs
    • Sponsoship of hobby and activity groups
    • Philanthropic giving programs, including employer contribution match
    • Organized community service efforts
    • Paid leave for volunteering
    • Regularly sponsored networking opportunities
    • Group retreats
    • Kiosk for CDs, DVDs and books for communal sharing
    • Participation in Corporate Challenges (races, basketball games, "escape" challenges, etc.)


    • Flex hours
    • Telecommuting
    • Clearly defined working hours
    • At work child care
    • Relaxed dress code
    • Healthy lifestyle rewards (i.e. $500 a year for maintaining healthy lifestyle)
    • Summer hours
    • Flexible holidays
    • Paid birthday leave
    • Tolerance of fashion hair colors, tattoos, and/or piercings
    • Tolerance of facial hair
    • Maternity/Paternity/Parental Leave


    • Personal postage / shipping
    • Technology discounts
    • Travel discounts
    • Local businesses discounts
    • On-site dry cleaning
    • On-site fitness facilities
    • Use of company equipment for personal achievement
    • Personal cellphone stipend
    • Bike sharing memberships (big cities)
    • Wearable Wellness (Fitbits)
    • Worksite fitness classes (In-Office Yoga and Zumba)
    • Pet Cloud Technology (monitor via web)
    • Pet GPS tracking - real-time movement


    • Freedom to be creative, take initiative
    • Opportunity for one-on-one time with company executives
    • Lunch with a company executive on your birthday
    • Regular feedback surveys
    • Transparency and open dialougue regarding company inititatives
    • Respectful sharing of ideas and opinions
    • Leadership Mentoring
    • Consistent and transperant feedback
    • Emphasis on "start-up" mentality
    • Transperancy in the decision-making processes
    • Personal time for projects outside of the organization
    • Challenging and rewarding work

    Data Analyzed


  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Pricing

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    2018 Canada Millennial Pay-for-Perks Survey CAD 325 CAD 975

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    • 2018 results will be available for purchase in September with results delivered upon survey release.

    Survey Schedule

    • Participation Opens: June 13
    • Participation Deadline: July 13
    • Report Available: September

    2018 Participation

    2018 Survey Participation is now closed. View the Survey Schedule tab for your next opportunity to participate. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. 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!
    • Ensure your data is included in the market results.
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