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hri_Admin Staff asked 4 years ago

average planned salary increase in Canada and in Ontario for 2019

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Glenn Demby Staff answered 4 years ago

Pretty modest increases expected.
NATIONAL:

  1. Aon 2018/19 Salary Planning Report: Based on responses from 365 Canadian companies, projected base pay will rise by 2.8 per cent in 2019, compared to the 2018 actual average total salary increase of 2.7 per cent, including salary freezes and pay cutes. Only 0.3 per cent of organizations said they expect to impose a salary freeze next year, compared to two per cent that reported a freeze in 2018.
  2. Morneau Shepell’s annual survey of Trends in Human Resources: Employers in Canada are expecting salaries to rise by an average of 2.6 per cent in 2019. This is consistent with the actual 2.6 per cent average increase in 2018. The national forecast for salary budget increases for 2019 includes expected salary freezes, with 4.6 per cent of respondents expecting a zero salary budget for 2019.
  3. The Conference Board of Canada’s Compensation Planning Outlook 2019:  Average pay increase for non-unionized Canadian employees is projected to be 2.6 per cent in 2019, up slightly from the 2.4 per cent average increase of 2018

ONTARIO

  1. Morneau Shepell’s annual survey of Trends in Human Resources: Ontario employers expect 2.5 per cent increase in 2019

Hope that helps and sorry I couldn’t find more sources for Ontario. Glenn