Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Critical Human Resources Metrics

Spokesperson: Lauren Florko

Updated: January 14, 2022 | Français

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?
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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.

New release

Talent Trends: Languishing and the Great Attrition

COVID-19 and lockdowns in 2020 provided volatile conditions for employees and employers. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp contraction in economic activity in Canada. Roughly 3 million Canadians lost their employment in March and April 2020, and millions more worked reduced hours. The unemployment rate peaked at in May 2020 but recovered over the second half of that year as the economy tentatively reopened.

Data briefing  |  12-min read
January 14, 2022

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Recent and Upcoming Releases

Watch for our updates on related HR topics. These monthly releases will break down information by region and industry:

December 2021



January 2022


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

February 2022


In fiscal 2020, voluntary turnover was higher than expected, likely due to the unique stressors of COVID-19, early retirements, and talent shortages. The highest rates of voluntary turnover were seen at the management and professional job levels and in industries that provided scientific, professional, or technical services.

Online experience  |  3-min read
December 3, 2021

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March 2022


Emerging Trends

April 2022


Health & Safety

May 2022


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