Canadian pay hikes steeper than expected

But we're still falling behind on variable pay options.
By Laura Cassiani
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/30/2001

Canadian employers are paying more than they expected to attract and keep key talent, according to a recent salary survey.

When it comes to base pay, Canadian companies are surpassing the forecasts from the start of the year, while American employers are paying less than they had expected to.

“It looks like Canadian companies seem to be doing a lot better than American companies and seem more focused on retention,” said Kay Schmitke, project manager of the total rewards department of Arizona-based WorldatWork.