Quebec workers have high salary expectations for 2007

But workers rank work-life balance as most important aspect of work; salary comes sixth
||Last Updated: 10/27/2006

Quebec workers are optimistic about salary increases for the coming year, according to a new survey. But they're expectations may not be realistic.

The survey of 1,001 Quebecers, done on behalf of the Quebec HR association, the Ordre des CRHA et des CRIA du Québec (ORHRI), found workers expect salary increases of four per cent next year.

However, a study conducted among employers in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada by nine compensation consulting firms found employers are only planning on increases of an average of 3.3 per cent in 2007.