Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Updated: October 28, 2021

Critical Human Resources Metrics

Build and refine the best Human Resources (HR) practices for managing your teams.

You need to understand the current business environment, but you also need to know what’s changing. Data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow. We crunch the numbers for you, and provide digestible information so you can make quick decisions.

  • How do you compare with your peers and competitors?
  • How do you measure up?
  • What’s Canada up to?


Over 200 organizations across Canada gave us the following key highlights:


Voluntary (or employee-initiated) turnover in 2020.


Involuntary (or employer-initiated) turnover in 2020.

10 days/year

Average employee is absent.


Sales generated per FTE, compared to a cost per FTE of $276,352 for total rewards.


Workforce that is female.


Workforce identified as being from racialized group (visible minority). 1.8% of the workforce is identified as indigenous.


Working people living with disabilites.


Workforce that is engaged.

Data pulled from our HR Metrics survey.

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December 2021



January 2022


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

February 2022


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Quebec is the strongest performer of R&D from all sectors, 2017

(spending as a percentage of GDP spending)

Que. Ont. N.S. B.C. N.L. Man. P.E.I. Alta. N.B. Sask. 0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 Business Higher education Government

Sources: The Conference Board of Canada; Statistics Canada.


March 2022


Emerging Trends

April 2022


Health & Safety

May 2022


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