Canada MTCS: Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector

Align your compensation strategy with today’s energy market

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The energy market is beginning to stabilize as we adjust to the “new normal.” The need for new jobs, new skills, and new employees capable of filling them is more pronounced than ever. Gain a competitive advantage by developing adaptable, scalable, and data-backed compensation strategies to secure the people you need.

Assess your competitive market position with data from the Canada MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector. Ensure you have the right compensation package for your current and future employees, with compensation data collected for over 820 positions from 220+ organizations across the country. Analyze the data by job scope and size of company, as it pertains to daily production level, net sales/revenue, and number of employees. Examine the data across numerous industry segments of the energy value chain, such as:

  • Exploration and production
  • Energy mining
  • Midstream/pipelines
  • Gas utilities
Are you ready to align your compensation strategy with today’s energy market?
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  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Modules
  • 2019 Participation


For over 15 years MTCS has provided comprehensive and trusted compensation data for the energy industry. With 110,900+ employee observations, prepare for decisions that are both cost effective and strategically focused. To customize your salary survey, visit the Modules tab to see available package options. Compare your compensation strategy across a variety of parameters, such as:

  • Annual incentives/Bonuses
  • Base salary
  • Long-term incentive values
  • Perquisites
  • Salary ranges
  • Total cash compensation
  • Total direct compensation

New in 2019
This survey has moved to the new Mercer Job Library in 2019. This comprehensive job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Read the client announcement for details on why we made this change and what it means for you or visit Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats
Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

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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Product Details


  • Positions Surveyed: 825
  • Positions Published: 710
  • Organizations: 209
  • Incumbents: 110,951

Based on data from the 2019 Canada MTCS: Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Annual incentives/Bonuses
  • Base salary
  • Long-term incentive values
  • Perquisites
  • Salary ranges
  • Total cash compensation
  • Total direct compensation

Data Analyzed

  • Job scope

Size of Company

  • Energy mining
  • Exploration and production
  • Gas utilities
  • Midstream/pipelines

Eligible Sectors

  • Energy mining
  • Exploration and production
  • Gas utilities
  • Midstream/pipelines


2019 Products Participants
*2019 Canada MTCS – Core Modules CAD 7,500
2019 Canada MTCS – Additional Modules CAD 1,800 each

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Please note:

  • This survey is available to participants only.
  • *Core modules: General Benchmark, Cross-Segment, and Policy, plus one of the Choice modules: Upstream/Midstream, Downstream and Oilfield Services, or Utilities. One user license for MercerWIN included. Benefits data was not collected in 2019.
  • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
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  • 2019 results now available.


  • Participation Opens: February 11
  • Participation Deadline: May 6
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: September

Participating Companies

  • ACCEL Energy Canada, Ltd.
  • Access Pipeline, Inc.
  • Advantage Oil & Gas, Ltd.
  • Alberta Electric System Operator
  • Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Alberta Innovates
  • Alberta Innovates - C-FER Technologies
  • Alberta Utilities Commission
  • AltaGas, Ltd.
  • AltaGas, Ltd. - Utilities, Inc.
  • AltaLink Management, Ltd.
  • ARC Resources, Ltd.
  • ATCO Ltd.
  • Athabasca Oil Corporation
  • Aux Sable Canada
  • Baytex Energy Corp.
  • Bellatrix Exploration, Ltd.
  • BHP Billiton Canada, Inc.
  • Birchcliff Energy, Ltd.
  • Black Swan Energy, Ltd.
  • Bonavista Energy Corporation
  • BP Canada Energy Group ULC
  • Calfrac Well Services, Ltd.
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
  • Canadian Natural Resources, Ltd.
  • Capital Power Corporation
  • CEDA International Corporation
  • Cenovus Energy, Inc.
  • CES Energy Solutions LLP
  • CF Chemicals, Ltd.
  • CGG Services (Canada) Inc.
  • Chevron Canada Resources
  • Clean Harbors Canada
  • Clough Enercore Limited
  • CNOOC International
  • Computer Modelling Group, Ltd.
  • Cona Resources, Ltd.
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Limited
  • ConocoPhillips Canada
  • COOEC Canada Company Ltd.
  • Corex Resources, Ltd.
  • Crescent Point Energy Corp.
  • Crew Energy, Inc.
  • Devon Canada Corporation
  • Ember Resources, Inc.
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Enbridge, Inc.
  • Encana Corporation
  • Enerflex, Ltd.
  • Enerplus Corporation
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • Ensign Energy Services, Inc.
  • EPCOR Utilities, Inc.
  • Equinor Canada Ltd.
  • ExxonMobil Canada
  • Federated Co-operative, Ltd. - Co-op Refinery Complex
  • Flint Hills Resources LTD
  • Fortis, Inc. - FortisAlberta, Inc.
  • Fortis, Inc. - FortisBC, Inc.
  • Gain Energy, Ltd.
  • GE Canada Baker Hughes
  • Gibson Energy - Corporate & Other
  • Golder Associates Corporation (GAC) - Golder Associates, Ltd. (GAL)
  • Halliburton Group Canada
  • Hammerhead Resources, Inc.
  • Heritage Resources Limited Partnership
  • Husky Energy, Inc.
  • Imperial Oil
  • InPlay Oil Corp.
  • Inter Pipeline, Ltd.
  • IPC Alberta, Ltd.
  • Irving Oil, Ltd.
  • Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited
  • Journey Energy, Inc.
  • Jupiter Resources, Inc.
  • Keyera Corp.
  • Long Run Exploration, Ltd.
  • Lynx Energy ULC
  • Mancal Energy Inc.
  • MEG Energy Corp.
  • MEGlobal Canada ULC
  • Methanex Corporation
  • Murphy Oil Company, Ltd.
  • NAL Resources Management Limited
  • Nalcor Energy
  • North West Redwater Partnership
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
  • Nutrien, Ltd.
  • NuVista Energy, Ltd.
  • Obsidian Energy, Ltd.
  • Oceaneering Canada Ltd.
  • Osum Oil Sands Corp.
  • Painted Pony Energy, Ltd.
  • Paramount Resources, Ltd.
  • Parex Resources, Inc.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation
  • Patterson-UTI Drilling Canada Limited
  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Pengrowth Energy Corporation
  • Perpetual Energy, Inc.
  • PetroChina Canada, Ltd.
  • PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd.
  • Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.
  • Pipestone Energy Corp.
  • Plains Midstream Canada
  • Precision Drilling Corporation
  • Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
  • Ridgeback Resources, Inc.
  • Rife Resources, Ltd.
  • Rockpoint Gas Storage
  • Saguaro Resources, Ltd.
  • SaskEnergy, Inc.
  • Schlumberger Limited - Schlumberger Canada, Ltd.
  • Secure Energy Services, Inc.
  • SemCAMS Midstream ULC
  • Serafina Energy, Ltd.
  • Seven Generations Energy, Ltd.
  • Shell Canada Limited
  • Sinopec Daylight Energy, Ltd.
  • Spartan Controls, Ltd.
  • Sproule Associates Limited
  • Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.
  • STEP Energy Services Ltd.
  • Storm Resources, Ltd.
  • Strath Resources, Ltd.
  • Suncor Energy, Inc.
  • Surge Energy, Inc.
  • Syncrude Canada, Ltd.
  • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.
  • TAQA North, Ltd.
  • TC Energy
  • Teck Resources Limited
  • Teine Energy, Ltd.
  • Tervita Corporation
  • TGS Canada Corp.
  • Todd Energy Canada Limited
  • TORC Oil & Gas, Ltd.
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • Total E&P Canada
  • Tourmaline Oil Corp.
  • Trans Mountain Pipeline
  • Trican Well Service, Ltd.
  • Tundra Oil & Gas, Ltd.
  • Tundra Oil & Gas, Ltd. - Tundra Energy Marketing Limited
  • United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited
  • Velvet Energy, Ltd.
  • Vermilion Energy, Inc.
  • Vesta Energy Corp.
  • Weatherford Canada, Ltd.
  • West Lake Energy Corp.
  • Western Energy Services Corp.
  • Woodfibre LNG Limited
  • WZR Development ULC
  • Modules

    Receive ALL three core modules AND one additional choice module for your participation fee. Plus, you can add an additional choice or optional modules if you wish. Please note that Canada MTCS is a closed survey; only survey participants may purchase results.

    - CORE -

    General Benchmark

    - OPTIONAL -

    Field/HourlyFull Disclosure
    Field Site Policy
    Energy Trading

    2019 Participation

    2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is 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:

    • 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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