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Salary increases remain muted amid economic uncertainty


Human Resources

September 19, 2016
By Rehana Begg
Rehana Begg
Planned salary increases for 2017 by region. (CNW Group/Conference Board of Canada)

Planned salary increases for 2017 by region. (CNW Group/Conference Board of Canada)

Ottawa – The Conference Board of Canada released a sneak preview of its Compensation Planning Outlook 2017.

Report Highlights

  • * Average increases for non-unionized employees is projected to be 2.2 per cent next year.
  • * 11 per cent of Canadian organizations are planning a pay freeze across all employee groups.
  • * Lowest average increases are expected to be in the oil and gas sector at 1.1 per cent. Meanwhile, workers in the high tech industry will have the highest increases at 2.8 per cent
  • * Regionally, Manitoba has the highest projected increases at 2.7 per cent, while the lowest average increase is expected in Alberta.

Source: Conference Board of Canada

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