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 240+ 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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Survey Details At a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Schedule
  • Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation


Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® giving you access to the data through a variety of parameters – including geography, industry, company size, and more – to more efficiently organize and analyze the information. Mercer WIN 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, and run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports. The data is available as an excel file for export from within Mercer WIN as well.

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 levels: 6
  • Engineering organizations: 242
  • Employee observations: 24,000

Based on data from the 2018 Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey

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

Data Collected/Analyzed

  • Annual gross revenue
  • Incentive eligibility/target
  • Overtime eligibility
  • Base salary
  • Industry
  • Total cash compensation
  • Foreign trained
  • Job type
  • Unionized
  • Gender
  • Number of employees
  • Year of graduation
  • Geographic or metropolitan area
  • Number of engineers
  • 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


Product Participant Non-Participant
2018 Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey - One Region CAD 700 CAD 2,100
2018 Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey - Two Region CAD 1,025 CAD 3,075
2018 Canada Mercer | OSPE National Engineering Compensation Survey - National Database (Three Regions) CAD 1,325 CAD 3,975

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  • Participation Opens: May 9
  • Participation Deadline: June 22
  • Date Effective: June 1
  • Report Available: September 20

Sample Report

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

2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation opens May 9. 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:

  • 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.
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