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Salary increases remain muted amid economic uncertainty


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


Rehana Begg

Rehana Begg

Rehana Begg is the editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine and REM – Resource Engineering and Maintenance magazine.
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