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 Barrie
  • CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC.
  • Cogeco.
  • Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan
  • CSA Group
  • Dynacare
  • Enbridge
  • EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • Export Development Canada
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Gallagher
  • GE Canada
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Hootsuite Media Inc.
  • 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 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 Canada Limited
  • 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

February 9-10, 2022

Theme: Benefits, Pensions and Wellness

  • TBC

June, 2022


  • TBC 

Previous sessions

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

June 2–3, 2021

Theme: Negotiating a return to the workplace

  • Allison Griffiths, Partner and Toronto Office Leader for Career Business, Mercer
  • Dora Chang, Principal Career Business, Mercer
  • Oliver Kershaw, Principal, Avison Young
  • Sheila Botting, Principal, President, Professional Services Americas, Avison Young
  • Doug Heidebrecht, Adler Certified Professional Coach and Personal Productivity Expert, ManagingMe
  • Laura Williams, Managing Partner, Williams HR and Law LLP

Recent themes

  • Outlook for 2022
  • Negotiating a return to the workplace
  • Benefits, wellness and mental health

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
December 3, 2020

Workplaces for the Future: A Playbook for Municipal Leaders on Exploring Remote, Hybrid, and On-Site models

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented employers with a unique opportunity to reinvent the workplace. For most organizations, the future workplace will likely involve a blend of remote and on-site work. This impact paper examines the benefits and challenges of fully on-site, fully remote, and hybrid workplace models for the Regional Municipality of York.

Impact paper  |  32-min read
October 25, 2021

Free for members
Labour market gets boost from vaccine rollout: Compensation Planning Outlook 2022

The data briefing for the Compensation Planning Outlook summarizes the results of the Conference Board’s annual survey and forecast. This data briefing will cover the effect of the vaccine rollout and employment.

Online experience  |  8-min read
September 7, 2021

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