Canada Investment Management Compensation Survey

Competitive pay data to properly reward your employees

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Growing and protecting customers’ capital is one of your top priorities. An important factor in doing that is delivering peace of mind not only to your customers, but to your employees as well. Ensure your compensation strategy is competitive within the financial services industry and that you are properly rewarding your employees.

Create and evaluate competitive compensation offerings with the Canada Investment Management Compensation Survey (CIMS). With data collected for 108 positions, see what the market is paying across critical components of your rewards package. Analyze the data through 12 unique position families, including:

  • Top executive
  • Portfolio/Private client management
  • Research/Economics
  • Back/Middle office operations
  • Trader and more
Are you ready to optimize your compensation strategy?
Survey Details At a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • Participating Companies


This survey is sponsored by an industry advisor with support from survey parent Russell Reynolds. With compensation data from 3,300+ employee observations, evaluate your rewards offerings across key components, such as:

  • Annual incentive plans
  • Base salary
  • Commissions
  • Compensation philosophy
  • Long-term incentive plans
  • Pension plans
  • Perquisites
  • Salary range
  • Workforce planning

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’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.

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Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 108
  • # Positions Published: 99
  • # Organizations: 28
  • # Observations: 3,398

Based on data from the 2018 Canada Investment Management Compensation Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Annual incentive plans
  • Base salary
  • Commissions
  • Compensation philosophy
  • Long-term incentive plans
  • Pension plans
  • Perquisites
  • Salary range
  • Workforce planning

Positions Families Analyzed

  • Back Office Operations
  • Mortgage Administration
  • Sales and Marketing Executive
  • Finance
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Senior Investment Executive
  • Information Technology
  • Private Client Management
  • Top Executive
  • Middle Office Operations
  • Research/Economics
  • Trader

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire

To become a survey participant, download the compensation questionnaire above, review and complete the questionnaire, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2019 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.

2019 Survey Schedule

Participation opens: March 22
Participation closes: May 17 
Results available: September

Participation Webcasts

To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast:
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2019 Pricing

2019 Canada Investment Management Compensation Survey — CAD 3,750

2019 Canada Investment Management Compensation Survey — CAD 11,250


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2018 Canada Investment Management Compensation Survey CAD 3,750 CAD 11,250

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  • 2018 results now available for purchase.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 22
  • Participation Deadline: May 17
  • Data Effective Date: May 1
  • Report Available: September 

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this HR compensation survey to optimize your ongoing compensation and benchmarking efforts.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey to see what´s included and learn how easy it is to streamline your salary benchmarking efforts.

Participating Companies

  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation
  • ATB Financial - Investor Services
  • Aviso Wealth
  • Bombardier, Inc.
  • DBRS Limited
  • Desjardins Asset Management (Desjardins Group subsidiary)
  • Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
  • Franklin Templeton Investments Corporation
  • Greystone Managed Investments
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • Intact Investment Management, Inc.
  • Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)
  • Mackenzie Financial Corporation
  • Manulife/John Hancock
  • MD Financial Management, Inc.
  • Mercer Global Investments Canada Limited
  • Morgan Meighen & Associates Limited
  • OMERS Capital Markets
  • Raymond James Ltd.
  • RBC Asset Management, Inc.
  • Richardson GMP Limited
  • Sun Life Financial - Investments
  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • The Empire Life Insurance Company
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
  • Vestcor Investment Management Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Financial Corporation Canada
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