A survey of employers conducted by the Hay Group says Canadians will earn more next year, with workers in the mining, oil and gas, and chemicals fields to see the biggest gain.
The study indicates that salaries will rise by an average of 2.9 per cent next year in Canada, close to the three per cent increase expected south of the border in 2013. The Montreal Gazette reports this is less than the standard increases of 3.7 percent before the 2009-2009 economic downturn.
More than 500 Canadian organizations provided details of their planned salary adjustments for 2013 for the Hay Group survey, which was conducted in June and July.
Those working in health care are expected to see the most modest increases, at two per cent, followed by media employees, at 2.2 per cent and government and telecommunications workers, both at 2.3 per cent.