Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool

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Canada Geographic Salary Differential Survey Tool | Mercer

It’s no secret that salaries across Canada can fluctuate based on where the job is located. From cost of living to labor market specifics, it can be tricky to make sense of the ever-changing differences for why and how salaries differ across cities. With an increasing number of companies having operations in multiple locations and the growing number of remote employees, you need credible salary differential information to stay competitive.

The Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool gives you easy-to-understand data to enhance your workforce compensation strategy. Accurately determine the cost of your staff with pay differentials for 77 cities. Compare your compensation data at the city or national level using information from over 1,900 positions.

Are you positioned to attract and retain top talent across all your markets?

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Using this tool, evaluate employee pay using both 2018 actual increases and 2019 projected increases while also translating the rates of pay in one location to comparable rates in another. Data is presented in different pay bands — up to $150,000 — across five job levels to ensure your compensation planning is as detailed as possible.

The 2018 survey results are delivered in a published PDF format and an Excel GEO tool 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

  • Number of Positions: 1,900+
  • Number of Cities: 77


Product Price
Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool — 2018 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.

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Canada Geographic Salary Differential Tool

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  • Additional users may be added during checkout for CAD 220 each per module/survey.
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  • Data Effective Date: January 1
  • Report Available: February 27


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