Employers conservative but optimistic for 2008

Alberta to lead the pack in salary increases and finance sector heating up: Watson Wyatt
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/15/2008

Yet another salary survey is predicting Alberta’s impressive sway over the rest of the country will continue into 2008.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide is forecasting increases of 3.80 per cent for 2008 in Calgary while other parts of the province and neighbouring Saskatchewan could see base salary enhancements of 3.68 per cent and 3.58 per cent respectively.

Other surveys have predicted higher numbers but Cherie Langevin, director of survey operations at Watson Wyatt in Toronto, says the numbers reflect the participants in the