Canada New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey

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The Canada New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey collects annual starting salaries for new graduate hires and hourly pay rates for co-op students and summer interns from organizations across the country. It also covers tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns.

This survey delivers the most comprehensive analysis evaluating the next wave of talent for your organization. Income for recent college graduates varies depending on major and degree. This compensation survey covers several types of degrees, throughout 17 discipline types. Minor details can be the difference between the top talent choosing you or your competitors. Evaluate your compensation strategy today so that your organization thrives tomorrow.

Survey Details at a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2018 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies


The salaries and pay rates collected in this survey are applicable to new graduate and student hires over the last 12 months. 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

Data Collected

• Annual starting salaries for new graduates 
• Hourly rates for summer interns
• Tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns
• Hourly rates for co-op students
• Sign-on bonuses for new graduates 

Data Analyzed

Types of degrees
• Bachelor of Arts (BA)
• Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc)
• Master of Arts (MA)
• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/Bachelor in Commerce (BCom)
• Community college diploma/Associate degree
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Bachelor of Engineering (BEng/BSc Eng)
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
• Master of Science (MSc) 
Discipline types
• Accounting 
• Economics
• Life sciences
• Agriculture
• Engineering
• Marketing
• Biology
• Human resources 
• Mathematics/Statistics
• Business/Finance 
• Humanities and social sciences
• Pharmacy
• Chemistry 
• Information technology 
• Physics
• Computer science
• Law 
• Atlantic Canada
• Greater Vancouver
• Other Ontario
• Greater Calgary
• Manitoba
• Other Quebec
• Greater Montreal
• Other Alberta
• Saskatchewan
• Greater Toronto
• Other British Columbia
• Territories 

Position Families Analyzed
• Co-op student
• New graduate
• Summer intern

2018 Participation

Data Submission Tools

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To become a survey participant, access the online questionnaire above, complete the step-by-step questions, 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.

2018 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2018 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.

2018 Survey Schedule

Participation opens: June 13
Participation closes: July 13
Results available: October

2018 Pricing

2018 Canada New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey — CAD 545

2018 Canada New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey — CAD 1,635

*Also participate in the 2018 Millennial Perks Survey? Get the 2018 New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey and the 2018 Millennial Perks Survey for a combined price of CAD 700. 


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Survey Schedule

Participation Opens: June 13
Participation Deadline: July 13
Report Available: October

Participating Companies

  • Agrium, Inc.
  • AltaGas, Ltd.
  • Amec Foster Wheeler Americas, Ltd.
  • ARC Resources, Ltd.
  • ATCO, Ltd.
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bayer, Inc.
  • Bell Canada
  • CAA Club Group
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canada Post Corporation - Purolator, Inc.
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • CBRE Limited
  • CENX, Inc.
  • CIBC Mellon
  • City of Mississauga
  • Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation - Costco Wholesale Canada, Ltd.
  • CRH Canada Group Inc.
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • DBRS Limited
  • Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
  • Efficiency Engineering, Inc.
  • Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Ericsson Canada, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Estee Lauder Cosmetics, Ltd. (Canada)
  • Federated Co-operative, Ltd.
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Fortis, Inc. - FortisAlberta, Inc.
  • GHD
  • Gibson Energy, Inc.
  • Groupe Dynamite, Inc.
  • Hatch, Ltd.
  • Hewitt Equipment Limited
  • HollyFrontier Corporation - Petro?Canada Lubricants, Inc.
  • Holt Renfrew & Co., Ltd.
  • Hydro Ottawa, Ltd.
  • IAMGOLD Corporation
  • Imperial Tobacco Canada, Ltd.
  • Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.
  • Information Services Corporation
  • InfoVista Canada, Inc.
  • Innovation Place
  • Interfor Corporation
  • J.D. Irving, Ltd.
  • JTI-Macdonald Corp.
  • Kiewit Energy Canada Co.
  • Kinectrics, Inc.
  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Klenzoid Canada, Inc.
  • Kodak Canada ULC
  • Kuehne + Nagel Canada
  • London Hydro, Inc.
  • LoyaltyOne, Inc.
  • Mackenzie Financial Corporation
  • Magna International, Inc.
  • Manulife Financial Corp. - John Hancock
  • Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.
  • Maple Reinders Group, Ltd.
  • MCAP Commercial LP
  • Morrison Hershfield, Ltd.
  • Motor Coach Industries, Ltd.
  • Nalcor Energy
  • New Gold, Inc.
  • NexJ Systems, Inc.
  • Odyssey Reinsurance Company
  • Ontario Energy Board
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation, Ltd.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble, Inc.
  • Raymond James Financial - Raymond James, Ltd.
  • Region of Halton
  • Rio Tinto
  • Rogers Communications, Inc.
  • Ross Video, Ltd.
  • Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc.
  • SC Johnson & Son, Ltd.
  • Seven Generations Energy, Ltd.
  • Sherritt International Corporation
  • Sleeman Breweries, Ltd.
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • StandardAero
  • State Street Trust Company Canada
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Teck Resources, Ltd.
  • Tembec Industries, Inc.
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • THK Rhythm Automotive Canada, Ltd.
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • TransCanada Corporation
  • Vancouver Airport Authority
  • WorleyParsons Canada Services, Ltd.
  • WSP Canada, Inc.
  • York Catholic District School Board
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