Salary forecasts swayed by region, sectorAverage increases could range from 3.5 to 4.1 per centBy Sarah Dobson09/22/2008|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2008 Salary adjustments next year will largely depend on industry sector and geography, as the West continues its dominance and Central Canada succumbs to an economic downturn. Results of salary surveys for 2009, from four major consultancies, put the average range of budget increases between 3.5 per cent and 4.1 per cent. (Check out www.hrreporter.com for other survey results as they are released.)Hay GroupA Hay Group survey of almost 600 Canadian organizations forecasts the national average for base salaries will increase by 3.7 per cent in 2009, the same forecast for 2008 (the actual increase was 3.9 per cent). To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.