The Conference Board of Canada

Compensation Research Centre

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Organizations are evolving.

So are employees’ expectations.

Is your organization keeping up?

Give your workplace the edge. The Compensation Research Centre (CRC) brings together senior leaders in total rewards, compensation, and benefits from across Canada. Membership gives you access to high-calibre research, benchmarking surveys, confidential meetings, and networking—a must for senior compensation and total rewards executives.

Make your organization a magnet for the best and brightest talent. Become a CRC member today.

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Who should join?

Senior compensation and total rewards executives who have overall responsibility for total rewards, compensation strategy, benefits, and policy in their organizations.

Key objectives

  • Help members stay ahead of compensation trends with access to our research
  • Engage members in a network of leaders from some of the largest organizations in Canada
  • Share member-driven insights from today’s leaders in total rewards

Benefits of membership


Connect with your peers in a confidential forum to discuss ideas and share expertise. Hear perspectives across a wide variety of industries and in both private and public sectors.


Find answers. Discover best practices through member surveys, information requests and our confidential member sessions.


Your organization has unique needs. Access all Conference Board compensation and benefits reports, as well as our research team for customized research services.


Gain insights from the collective expertise of key thought leaders and a trusted network of your peers.

Current members

  • 3M Canada Company
  • Air Canada
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Alberta Public Service Commission
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bell Canada
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Canada Lands Company Limited
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Canadian National Railway Company
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Capital Power Corporation
  • City of Saskatoon
  • CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC.
  • Cogeco Cable Inc.
  • Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan
  • CSA Group
  • Dynacare
  • Enbridge
  • EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • Export Development Canada
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • First West Credit Union
  • Gallagher
  • GE Canada
  • Government of Saskatchewan
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Imperial
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • J.D. Irving Limited
  • Lundin Mining Corporation
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
  • Mercer
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
  • PepsiCo Canada
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Shell Canada Limited
  • Strathcona County
  • Suncor Energy Inc.
  • TELUS Communications Inc.
  • The City of Barrie
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • The Ledcor Group of Companies
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
  • Trans Mountain Canada Inc.
  • TransAlta Corporation
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Vale
  • Walmart Canada Corp.
  • WestRock Company of Canada Inc.
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • WorkSafeNB

There are three things [about CRC] that strike me: the high calibre of companies and individuals who choose to participate; the open sharing and discussion of topical issues and practical solutions to real problems with acknowledged experts; and the professional network that can be developed to offer year-round support outside of formal meetings.

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Member activity

Next session

June 1-2, 2022

Theme: The Evolving Workforce

  • Sarah McVanel, International Recognition and Culture Speaker, Greatness Magnified
  • Nicole Tomassetti, Director Talent Attraction; Noorin Mizuyabu, Manager, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Talent Attraction; Jade Psutka, Manager Indigenous Enablement and Talent Attraction for KPMG
  • Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Allison Griffiths, Partner; Nicole Stewart, Principal, Mercer
  • Camille Dundas, Editor -in-Chief,, Keynote Speaker and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

October 13-14, 2022

Theme: Outlook for 2023

  • TBC 

Previous sessions

February 9-10, 2022

Theme: Benefits and Pensions 

  • Marie-Josée Le Blanc, Partner and Innovation Leader, Mercer
  • Julia Graham, Vice President, Disability Management Services, and Adrianna Stuart-Hagge, Associate Vice President Benefits and Health, Gallagher
  • David Morton, Senior Director, Retirement and Charles-Éric Martineau, Senior Associate, Willis Towers Watson
  • Paul Krismer, Certified Executive Coach, Happiness Experts Company

October 6 and 13, 2021

Theme: Outlook for 2022

  • Pedro Antunes,Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Kelsey Coburn, Natalie Arruda and Jonathan Francis, Research Associates, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Steven Osiel, Founder, 3rd Quartile
  • Hermie Abraham, Lawyer, Advocation Professional Corporation
  • Jeff Finley, Total Rewards Manager, 3M
  • Terry Gillis, President & CEO, Ahria Consulting

Recent themes

  • Benefits and Pensions
  • Outlook for 2022
  • Negotiating a return to the workplace

Recent releases and events

Free for members
Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking

Build and refine your Human Resources (HR) practices for managing your teams. Understand the current business environment, and know what’s changing. Our data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 18, 2022

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Compen­sation Planning Outlook Survey 2023

Each year, the Conference Board’s Compensation Planning Outlook delivers a trusted forecast for Canadian compensation and HR professionals. This report provides organizations with compensation and total rewards data that allow them to benchmark with other companies across the country. These data can reveal insights into compensation trends, allowing organizations to remain competitive and able to attract, recruit, and retain talent amid nationwide labour shortages.

Online experience  |  8-min read
Deadline: June 20, 2022

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C-Suite Challenge: Canadian Leadership Perceptions on Hybrid Work

After two years of working remotely, many workers are reluctant to return to the office full-time, with most demanding at least some flexibility in where and when they work. As public health measures begin to lift, many employers are beginning to design and implement their return-to-the-office policies, with many choosing or considering a hybrid work model.

Issue briefing  |  9-min read
April 13, 2022

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