Canada Geographic Salary Differential Survey

Canada Geographic Salary Differential Survey

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Canada Geographic Salary Differential Survey Tool | Mercer

With an increasing number of companies having operations in multiple cities across Canada, you need credible salary differential information to stay competitive. The Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool provides an analysis of pay differentials for 77 Canadian locations, including provinces, regions, and cities. With this salary survey, you can consistently determine the cost of your staff all while handling employee relocation across the country. Design your effective compensation strategy so that you can minimize turnover and attract the best talent no matter what market you’re in.

This critical salary data provides you with the ability to:

  • Analyze geographic salary differentials for 77 Canadian cities.
  • Compare data at the city or national level.
  • Compare cities to each other and to the national median.
  • Compare differentials at varying salary levels you define — up to $150,000.
  • View actual and projected salary increase percentages for each location.
  • Create reports and graphs of data for the cities you select.
  • Price or export the results.

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What's new in 2017

  • 1,964 jobs — 79 jobs added in 2017.
  • Increased data pool used for geographic analysis.
  • Updated methodology to a single regression line.
  • More streamlined appearance and intuitive user interface with updated functionality
  • Comparative analysis updated to limit the number of pay rates with default increments added.
  • A fixed data point with the national median figures.

Survey results are delivered to your account under My Downloads in a published PDF format and an Excel GEO tool.

Rather than using data interpolation, this survey provides specific salary differential information based on actual market data collected each year in Mercer’s compensation surveys. This salary survey methodology ensures that the information reflects the ever-changing Canadian compensation landscape.

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 (never employee self-reported) 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

  • Number of Positions: 1,964
  • Number of Cities: 77


Product Price
Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool — 2017 GEO 1st time purchaser CAD 975
Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool — Renewal (purchased last year) CAD 750
Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool — 1-5 cities (PDF)* CAD 275
Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool — Additional cities (PDF)* CAD 150

* The individual city reports will be created upon request; results will be delivered within 5–8 days

Additional buying options are available. Call us to learn how you can lock in rates for two or more years and qualify for additional discounts.

Please note:

  • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
  • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.

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  • Data Effective Date: January 1*
  • Report Available: May 25

*2016 data has been aged to Jan 1, 2017.

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