Average base pay increases in 2017 projected at 2.2 per cent: Survey

Eleven per cent of employers planning pay freeze
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/21/2016
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The overall average base pay increase for non-unionized employees is projected to be 2.2 per cent in 2017 (including zeros), with 11 per cent of organizations planning a pay freeze across all employee groups.

That’s according to a survey of 372 Canadian employers by the Conference Board of Canada.

Projected increases are highest in the high technology industry, at 2.8 per cent. The food, beverage and tobacco, and the finance, insurance and real estate industries follow, at 2.7 per cent each.

The lowest average increases are expected in the oil and gas sector, with an average increase of 1.1 per cent. Regionally, Manitoba has the highest average projected increases, at 2.7 per cent, while the lowest average increase is expected in Alberta at 1.4 per cent, found the Compensation Planning Outlook survey.

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