Pay hikes catching up to U.S.

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

With another year of robust salary growth, Canadian pay increases continued to close the gap on raises being offered south of the border.

The final Canadian numbers are very interesting, said Kay Schmitke, project manager of the total rewards department of WorldatWork, which released its comprehensive survey of compensation plans across North America last month.

After years of lagging behind the U.S., “really positive growth” means Canada has almost caught up to the U.S. where increases in base pay still average about 4.5 per cent nationally.