Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey

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Engineers today aren’t interested in just jobs — they want meaningful careers. As an HR leader, you have the ability to shape your employees’ salaries and careers with an effective rewards strategy. How you design and deliver this strategy could be the difference between your company’s success and your competitor’s.

In collaboration with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), a leading association that supports the engineering community within the province, this compensation survey provides the pay data you need to properly reward your employees. With 400+ organizations from across the country participating in this survey, understand how engineers are compensated across numerous classification levels. Choose specific HR metrics for the exact position(s) you need to analyze, such as:

  • Industry
  • Sector
  • Province/region
  • Designation
  • Discipline
  • Years of project experience
  • And much more.
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  • Schedule
  • Position List and Sample Report
  • Participating Companies
  • 2019 Participation

Overview

New for 2019
This survey now features Technician/Technologist reports. Use this data to further analyze numerous engineering disciplines; help your company secure the right workforce.

Also new is Mercer Job Library. This comprehensive new job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

A key benefit of the Mercer Job Library is better results with roll-ups that bring together data from related specializations to create consistency when there is variation in job design.

Mercer Job Library Overview Framework – Nature of Work Concept

Job Family
Sub-family
Universal Navigation
Specialization
Engineering
& Science
Engineering
Civil/Construction Engineering
Civil/Construction Engineering (Construction)
Geomatics Engineering (Oil & Gas)
Geotechnical/Rock Mechanics Engineering (Oil & Gas, Mining)
Subsea Engineering (Construction & Civil Infrastructure)
Design Engineering
Product Design Engineering
Drilling & Exploration Engineering
Drilling Engineering (Oil & Gas)
Reservior/Exploitation Engineering (Oil & Gas/Oilfield Services)
Enviromental & Employee Safety Engineering
Employee/Labor Health & Safety Engineering
Enviromental Engineering
General Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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 is 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

  • Engineering organizations: 413
  • Employee observations: 48,144

Based on data from the 2019 Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey

  • Engineering organizations: 261
  • Employee observations: 10,787

Based on data from the 2019 Canada Mercer | OSPE Technician/Technologist Report

Regions Collected

Western Canada Central Canada Eastern Canada
Greater Vancouver Greater Toronto Greater Montreal
British Columbia (other) Northern Ontario Quebec (other)
Calgary Eastern Ontario Atlantic Canada
Edmonton Southwestern Ontario
Alberta (other)

Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Territories

Data Collected/Analyzed

  • Annual gross revenue
  • Base salary
  • Foreign trained
  • Gender
  • Geographic or metropolitan area
  • Incentive eligibility/target
  • Industry
  • Job type
  • Number of employees
  • Number of engineers
  • Overtime eligibility
  • Total cash compensation
  • Unionized
  • Year of graduation
Engineering discipline
  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil and Structural
  • Computer & Software
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Forestry
  • Geotechnical/Geological
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Naval
  • Oil and Gas
  • Petroleum
  • Systems
  • Water & Wastewater

Position Families Analyzed

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2019 Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey
One Region CAD 700 CAD 2,100
Two Regions CAD 1,050 CAD 3,150
Three Regions CAD 1,365 CAD 4,095
2019 Canada Mercer | OSPE – Technician/Technologist Report
One Region CAD 500 CAD 1,500
Two Regions CAD 750 CAD 2,250
Three Regions CAD 975 CAD 2,925
2019 Canada Mercer | OSPE – National Engineering
Compensation Survey and
Technician/Technologist Report Bundle
CAD 2,160 CAD 6,480


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Schedule

  • Participation Opens: May 9
  • Participation Deadline: June 21
  • Date Effective: June 1
  • Report Available: September 

Position List and Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

View the position list and descriptions included in this compensation survey.

Participating Companies

  • Abbott Nutrition Canada
  • Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL)
  • ACCEL Energy Canada, Ltd.
  • Access Pipeline, Inc.
  • Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited
  • Advantage Oil & Gas, Ltd.
  • Aecon Group, Inc.
  • Aggreko Canada, Inc.
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited
  • Aiolos Engineering Corporation
  • Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
  • Alamos Gold Inc.
  • Alberta Electric System Operator
  • Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Alberta Innovates - C-FER Technologies
  • Alberta Innovates - InnoTech Alberta
  • Alberta Utilities Commission
  • AltaGas, Ltd.
  • AltaGas, Ltd. - Utilities, Inc.
  • AltaLink Management, Ltd.
  • Alumicor
  • ANDRITZ HYDRO Canada Inc.
  • Applanix Corporation
  • ARC Engineering Inc.
  • ARC Resources, Ltd.
  • Arcelor Mittal Produits Longs Canada
  • Arup Canada, Inc.
  • Ascent Consulting, Ltd.
  • Astaldi Canada Enterprises Inc.
  • ATCO Ltd.
  • Aux Sable Canada
  • B M Ross and Associates Limited
  • B2Gold Corp.
  • Baffinland Iron Mines LP
  • Bantrel Co.
  • Baytex Energy Corp.
  • BBA, Inc.
  • BC Hydro & Power Authority
  • Belden Canada, Inc.
  • Bell Canada
  • Bellatrix Exploration, Ltd.
  • BHP Billiton Canada, Inc.
  • Birchcliff Energy, Ltd.
  • Black & Veatch Canada Company
  • Black Swan Energy, Ltd.
  • BlackPearl Resources
  • BluEarth Renewables, Inc.
  • BluMetric Environmental, Inc.
  • Boeing Canada Operations Limited
  • Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. (BRP, Inc.)
  • Bombardier Transport Canada, Inc.
  • Bombardier, Inc. - Bombardier Aerospace
  • Bonavista Energy Corporation
  • Bosch Rexroth Canada Corp.
  • BP Canada Energy Group ULC
  • Building Innovation, Inc.
  • BWXT Canada, Ltd.
  • BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada, Inc.
  • Calfrac Well Services, Ltd.
  • Callidus Engineering, Inc.
  • Cameco Corporation
  • Campbell Company of Canada
  • Canada Bread Company, Ltd.
  • Canada Post Corporation - Purolator, Inc.
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Natural Resources, Ltd.
  • Canadian Natural Resources, Ltd. - Horizon Oil Sands
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
  • Capital Power Corporation
  • Capstone Mining Corp.
  • CEDA International Corporation
  • Cenovus Energy, Inc.
  • Centerra Gold Inc.
  • CEP Forensique Inc.
  • CertainTeed Canada, Inc.
  • CES Energy Solutions LLP
  • CF Chemicals, Ltd.
  • CGG Services (Canada) Inc.
  • CH2M HILL Canada Limited
  • Chevron Canada Limited
  • Chevron Canada Resources
  • Chisholm Fleming and Associates
  • CIMA+
  • City of Toronto
  • City of Vancouver
  • Clean Harbors Canada
  • Clough Enercore Limited
  • CNOOC International
  • Communications & Power Industries Canada, Inc.
  • Compass Minerals International Inc.
  • 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.
  • Crossey Engineering, Ltd.
  • CSA Group
  • Cummins Canada Limited
  • De Beers Canada Inc.
  • Detour Gold Corporation
  • Devon Canada Corporation
  • Dragados Canada, Inc.
  • Dynacare
  • Eaton Corporation (Canada)
  • Echologics Engineering, Inc.
  • Efficiency Engineering, Inc.
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation
  • Electrical & Systems Advanced Control, Inc. (ESAC)
  • Ember Resources, Inc.
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Enbridge, Inc.
  • Enbridge, Inc. - Gas Transmission & Midstream
  • Enbridge, Inc. - Liquids Pipelines
  • Enbridge, Inc. - Utilities & Power Operations
  • Encana Corporation
  • Enerflex Ltd. - Engineered Systems
  • Enerflex, Ltd. - Gas Drive
  • Energie Valero, Inc.
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • Entuitive
  • Enviro-Stewards, Inc.
  • EPCOR Utilities, Inc.
  • Equinor Canada Ltd.
  • Eramosa Engineering, Inc.
  • ERCO Worldwide, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Exel Canada, Ltd.
  • ExxonMobil Canada
  • FAG Aerospace, Inc.
  • Federal Express Canada Corporation - FedEx Ground
  • Federated Co-operative, Ltd.
  • Federated Co-operative, Ltd. - Co-op Refinery Complex
  • Finning Canada, Inc.
  • First Majestic Silver Corp
  • Flextronics (Canada)
  • Fortis, Inc. - FortisAlberta, Inc.
  • Fortis, Inc. - FortisBC, Inc.
  • Gain Energy, Ltd.
  • Ganotec, Inc.
  • GE Canada Baker Hughes
  • GEA Refrigeration Canada, Inc.
  • General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada Corporation
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada
  • General Motors of Canada, Ltd.
  • GHD
  • Gibson Energy - Corporate & Other
  • Gibson Energy - Infrastructure
  • Gibson Energy - Wholesale
  • Glencore Canada Corporation
  • Glencore Mine Raglan
  • Golder Associates Corporation (GAC) - Golder Associates, Ltd. (GAL)
  • Gran Tierra Energy, Inc.
  • Guyana Goldfields
  • Gypsum Technologies, Inc.
  • Halliburton Group Canada
  • Hammerhead Resources, Inc.
  • Hanon Systems Canada, Inc.
  • Hatch, Ltd.
  • HDR, Inc. (Canada)
  • Hecla Mining Company
  • Heritage Resources Limited Partnership
  • HH Angus & Associates, Ltd.
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Canada
  • Honeywell
  • HumanSystems, Inc.
  • Husky Energy, Inc.
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd.
  • IAMGOLD Corporation
  • IAMGOLD Corporation - Cote Gold
  • Imperial Oil
  • Ingenium Group, Inc.
  • InPlay Oil Corp.
  • Inter Pipeline, Ltd.
  • IPC Alberta, Ltd.
  • Irving Oil, Ltd.
  • Irving Oil, Ltd. - Irving Blending & Packaging
  • Irving Oil, Ltd. - Irving Oil Commercial GP
  • Irving Oil, Ltd. - Irving Oil Marketing GP
  • Irving Oil, Ltd. - Irving Oil Refining GP
  • J.D. Irving, Limited
  • J.D. Irving, Ltd. - Construction and Equipment Division
  • J.D. Irving, Ltd. - Irving Consumer Products
  • J.D. Irving, Ltd. - Irving Shipbuilding, Inc.
  • Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited
  • Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Ltd.
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Journey Energy, Inc.
  • Jupiter Resources, Inc.
  • K+S Potash Canada
  • Keystone Field Engineering, Inc.
  • KGHM International Ltd.
  • Kiewit Construction Services, ULC
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Kinectrics, Inc.
  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • L3 WESCAM
  • Lafarge Canada, Inc.
  • Lake Shore Gold Corp
  • LANXESS - North America
  • Ledcor Group of Companies
  • Les services énergétiques Ecosystem, Inc.
  • Liburdi Turbine Services, Ltd.
  • Linamar Corporation - Autocom Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Camcor Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Camtac Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Cemtol
  • Linamar Corporation - Comtech Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Corvex Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Eston Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Exkor Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Hastech Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Linamar Gear
  • Linamar Corporation - Linamar Performance Centre (LPC)
  • Linamar Corporation - Linergy Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Linamar Corporation - Linex Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - LPP Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Linamar Corporation - PowerCor
  • Linamar Corporation - Quadrad Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Roctel Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Skyjack, Inc.
  • Linamar Corporation - Spinic Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - The Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing (The Centre)
  • Linamar Corporation - Transgear Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Traxle Manufacturing
  • Linamar Corporation - Vehcom Manufacturing
  • Litens Automotive Partnership
  • Lloyd's Register Canada Limited
  • Lloyd's Register Energy Canada Limited
  • Lockheed Martin Canada, Inc.
  • Long Run Exploration, Ltd.
  • Lundin Mining Corporation
  • Lynx Energy ULC
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd.
  • Magna International, Inc.
  • Magna International, Inc. - Polycon Industries
  • Mancal Energy Inc.
  • Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.
  • Matrix Solutions, Inc.
  • McEwen Mining
  • McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers, Ltd.
  • MEG Energy Corp.
  • MEGlobal Canada ULC
  • Mersen Canada DN, Ltd.
  • Methanex Corporation
  • Michelin North America (Canada)
  • Minerai de Fer Quebec Inc./Quebec Iron Ore Inc.
  • Molson Coors Canada, Inc.
  • Mondelez Canada, Inc.
  • MTE Consultants, Inc.
  • Murphy Oil Company, Ltd.
  • NAL Resources Management Limited
  • Nalcor Energy
  • Nalcor Energy - Bull Arm Fabrication, Inc.
  • Nalcor Energy - Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited
  • Nalcor Energy - Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro
  • Nalcor Energy - Oil and Gas, Inc.
  • New Afton
  • New Gold, Inc.
  • North West Redwater Partnership
  • Nova Bus, Inc.
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
  • Nutrien, Ltd.
  • Nutrien, Ltd. - NPK
  • NuVista Energy, Ltd.
  • Obsidian Energy, Ltd.
  • Oceaneering Canada Limited Grayloc Canada Ltd.
  • Oceaneering Canada Ltd.
  • Ontario Power Generation, Inc.
  • Ontario Public Service
  • OSIsoft Canada ULC
  • Osum Oil Sands Corp.
  • Osum Production Corp.
  • Painted Pony Energy, Ltd.
  • Panasonic Canada, Inc.
  • Paramount Resources, Ltd.
  • Parex Resources, Inc.
  • Pec Tech LNG Limited
  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Pengrowth Energy Corporation
  • Pentair Canada, Ltd.
  • Perpetual Energy, Inc.
  • Peter Kiewit Sons, ULC
  • PetroChina Canada, Ltd.
  • PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd.
  • Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.
  • Plains Midstream Canada
  • PPG Canada, Inc.
  • Precision Drilling Corporation
  • Pressure Vessel Engineering Limited
  • Prevost Car, Inc.
  • Pure Technologies, Ltd.
  • Queen's University
  • Raytheon Canada Limited - Integrated Defense Systems
  • Raytheon Canada Limited - Intelligence, Information Services
  • Ready Engineering Corporation
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara
  • Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
  • Ridgeback Resources, Inc.
  • Rife Resources, Ltd.
  • Rio Tinto
  • RJ McKee Engineering, Ltd.
  • Rockpoint Gas Storage
  • Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin, Inc.
  • RV Anderson Associates Limited
  • Safran Landing Systems Canada Inc.
  • Saguaro Resources, Ltd.
  • SaskEnergy, Inc.
  • SaskTel
  • Schaeffler Canada, Inc.
  • Schlumberger Limited - Schlumberger Canada, Ltd.
  • Schneider Electric Canada, Inc.
  • SCS Consulting Group, Ltd.
  • Secure Energy Services, Inc.
  • Secure Energy Services, Inc. - Secure Energy (Drilling Services), Inc.
  • Secure Energy Services, Inc. - Secure Energy (OnSite Services), Inc.
  • Sedgman Canada Limited
  • SemCAMS Midstream ULC
  • Serafina Energy, Ltd.
  • Seven Generations Energy, Ltd.
  • Shaw Communications, Inc.
  • ShawCor - Composite Production Systems
  • ShawCor - Pipeline Performance
  • ShawCor Ltd.
  • Shell Canada Limited
  • Shell Canada Limited - Downstream
  • Shell Canada Limited - Projects & Technology
  • Shell Canada Limited - Upstream Americas - Non Heavy Oil
  • Sinopec Daylight Energy, Ltd.
  • Skelton, Brumwell & Associates, Inc.
  • Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering
  • Spartan Controls, Ltd.
  • Sproule Associates Limited
  • SSR Mining Inc.
  • Stantec, Inc.
  • Star Diamond Corporation
  • Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.
  • Stelco, Inc.
  • STEP Energy Services Ltd.
  • Strath Resources, Ltd.
  • Suncor Energy, Inc.
  • Surge Energy, Inc.
  • Syncrude Canada, Ltd.
  • T.E.Q. Construction Enterprise, Inc.
  • Tacoma Engineers, Inc.
  • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.
  • TAQA North, Ltd.
  • Taseko Mines Limited
  • Tatham Engineering Limited
  • TC Energy
  • TC Energy - Pipelines Group
  • TC Energy - Power and Storage
  • Teck Resources Limited
  • Teine Energy, Ltd.
  • Telesat Canada
  • TELUS Corporation
  • Tenaris - Algomatubes, Inc.
  • Tenaris - Hydril Canadian Company, Ltd.
  • Tenaris - Prudential Steel, ULC
  • Tenaris Global Services (Canada), Inc.
  • Teranga Gold Corporation
  • Terra International (Canada) Inc.
  • Tervita Corporation
  • TGS Canada Corp.
  • Thales Canada, Inc.
  • The City of Calgary
  • The Mosaic Company
  • The Municipal Infrastructure Group, Ltd.
  • The Walter Fedy Partnership
  • The Woodbridge Group
  • TMAC Resources Inc.
  • TORC Oil & Gas, Ltd.
  • Torex Gold Resource Inc.
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • Total E&P Canada
  • Tourmaline Oil Corp.
  • Trans Mountain Pipeline
  • TransLink
  • Trican Well Service, Ltd.
  • Tundra Oil & Gas, Ltd.
  • Tundra Oil & Gas, Ltd. - Tundra Energy Marketing Limited
  • United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited
  • United Technologies Corporation - Canada
  • United Technologies Corporation - Climate, Controls & Security
  • United Technologies Corporation - Otis Elevator Company
  • United Technologies Corporation - Pratt & Whitney
  • United Technologies Corporation - UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Univar Canada, Ltd.
  • Vale Canada Limited
  • Vale Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Vale Technology Development (Canada) Limited
  • Velvet Energy, Ltd.
  • Vermilion Energy, Inc.
  • Vertex Environmental, Inc.
  • Vertiv Canada
  • Vesta Energy Corp.
  • Waddell Engineering, Ltd.
  • Walters, Inc.
  • Waste Management, Inc. (Canada)
  • Weatherford Canada, Ltd.
  • Weir Minerals Canada
  • West Lake Energy Corp.
  • WF Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers, Ltd.
  • Woodfibre LNG Limited
  • Worley
  • WSP Canada, Inc.
  • Yamana Gold, Inc.
  • York University
  • Zimmer CAS (Computer Assisted Solutions)
  • 2019 Participation

    2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not 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:

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