Canada MBD: Engineering and Design

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Engineering professionals harness bold ambition and ingenuity to shape the modern world in which we all live. They also play an important role in driving business forward and maintaining competitive advantage — something we need now, more than ever. Increased demand for digitization, pressure to implement broader technological advancements, global competition, and an aging workforce are creating new challenges for companies as they work to secure talent for these important roles.

The Engineering and Design Survey portion of the Canada MBD: Mercer Benchmark Database equips you with the latest, reliable data to make informed salary decisions for the engineering roles you have today and the ones you need tomorrow. The survey includes regional and national salary data from more than 600 companies allowing you to compare your compensation strategy to the market for base pay and short- and long-term incentives.

With talent becoming ever more agile and interchangeable, use this survey to understand pay practices of companies representing a range of industries, including:

  • Banking/financial services
  • Chemicals
  • Energy
  • High-tech
  • Life sciences
  • And many more

Current, reliable data
In light of the economic and workforce changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer conducted a “data refresh” in September to address any market movement that occurred after the initial survey participation period. You will receive the results of the refresh free with your purchase. This added step to ensure you have access to the most current, reliable data means you can move forward confidently with your pay decisions knowing that your data accurately reflects the market.

Equip your company with dependable data to inform your compensation strategy.

Participation open: March - May

Results publish: September


2020 Results Available

  • 619 positions published
  • CAD 1,650 – 4,250
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Position list

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  • Position List and Sample Report
  • 2018 Participation

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Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 1,630
  • # Positions Published: 619
  • # Organizations: 750
  • # Observations: 66,675

Based on data from the 2021 Canada MBD: Engineering and Design survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Long-term Incentive Eligibility and Grants
  • Organization Data
  • Salary Ranges
  • Short-term Incentive Eligibility and Amounts
  • Years in Organization
  • Years in Position

Data Analyzed

Industry

  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • High Tech
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other Non-Manufacturing
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Services (Non-Financial)
  • Transportation Equipment

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan
  • National
  • Regional

Organization Size

  • Assets
  • Gross Premiums
  • Net Revenue
  • Net Sales Revenue
  • Number of Employees
  • Operating Expenses/Budget

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Positions Families Analyzed

  • Construction
  • Engineering & Science

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Construction Planning, Design & Delivery
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Design Services
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Technologists/Technical Professionals
  • Joint Engineering & Science Technical Leadership
  • Science
  • Science Research & Quality Laboratory Services
  • Technical Product Development/Research Operations

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

Please note, the data from the Canada National Engineering Survey (OSPE) is now included in the Canada MBD: Engineering and Design survey, providing your with more comprehensive engineering compensation information. 

2022 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Participation is open March 1 to May 13 with results available in September. All organizations with matching jobs are invited to participate using the links above.

What’s new in the 2022 survey?

  • Policy questions are now included, giving you a more holistic view of the total rewards package.
  • Data will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an online platform for easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why become a participant?

With rapid movement in the market, having current, relevant salary data that reflects the changes is essential to establishing a sustainable pay strategy that protects your existing workforce and attracts new talent. As a participant, easily see how your pay aligns to the results so that you can:

  • Identify hot jobs that may require greater investment
  • Right-size pay across your organization
  • Address inequities within your workforce

As a participant, you’ll receive discounted pricing on the survey results.

Product Participant Non-Participant
2022 Canada MBD: Engineering and Design CAD 2,350 CAD 6,060

Want to learn more? Attend a live participation webinar or view a recorded session on-demand for more details on the submission process and the data collected. Find a webinar

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2021 Canada MBD: Engineering and Design survey CAD 2,200 CAD 5,675

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Participating Companies

View the list of participating companies included in this survey here.

Position List and Sample Report

View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

Sample Report

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

2018 Participation


2018 Survey Participation is now closed. View the Survey Schedule tab for your next opportunity to participate. 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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