Compensation Planning Outlook 2019—Preview

The Conference Board of Canada, 10 pages, September 11, 2018
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In 2019, the overall average increase for non-unionized employees is projected to be 2.6 per cent—2.2 per cent in the public sector and 2.7 per cent in the private sector.

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To assist in preparing compensation plans for 2019, this preview provides key findings in advance of the full report that will be available in October 2018. The data, supplied by 367 organizations across Canada, are based on responses to this year’s Compensation Planning Outlook survey. The preview reveals that the overall average base pay increase for non-unionized employees is projected to be 2.6 per cent in 2019 (including zeros), with only 3.0 per cent of organizations planning a pay freeze across all employee groups. By industry, the highest projected increases are in the food, beverage, and tobacco industry at 3.0 per cent. The lowest average increases are expected in the health sector, with an average increase of 1.6 per cent. Regionally, Saskatchewan has the highest average projected increase at 2.9 per cent. The lowest average increase is expected in Manitoba at 2.3 per cent.

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