Canadian Pay, Rewards and Compensation Articles
April 1 2018 - New Brunswick's minimum wage increased to $11.25 per hour from $11 per hour on April 1 2018.
April 1 2018 - The Prince Edward Island minimum wage increased by 30 cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1, 2018.
January 1 2018 - Ontario's general minimum wage increased from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour on January 1, 2018
July 1 2017 - A year ago Alberta's provincial government decided to move towards a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2018.
April 1 2017 - On April 1, Nova Scotia's minimum wage rose by 15 cents, to $10.85 an hour and $10.35 for
October 1 2016 - Saskatchewan's minimum wage increased to $10.72 per hour on October 1, 2016 -
the eighth increase since 2007.
December 23, 2008 - On May 1, 2009, Manitoba's minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $8.75 an hour and, on Oct. 1, 2009, the rate will increase by another 25 cents to $9 an hour.
November 27 2008 - From plastic pizzas to cases of tuna, an amusing survey of marketing and
advertising executives indicates a generous but 'innovative' attitude to gift-giving in the office during the
June 12 2008 - New Brunswick's Provincial Government is claiming significant progress
in reducing the wage gap between men and women despite a 'slight' increase from 12 per cent in 2006 to 12.6 per cent
January 8 2008 - Canadian employees may be surprised to know that the 100 best paid CEOs in Canada
pocketed the national average wage of $38,998 by
10:33 am January 2nd.
August 23 2007 - A recent on-line survey by Monster.ca found that less than two-thirds of
Canadians intend to take as much vacation time as they are entitled to this summer and a significant number will
check in with their employers while on holiday.
January 24 2007 - Survey finds average Canadian director compensation was CDN$118 026 in 2006 -
an increase of 15 per cent. Equity accounted for 87 per cent of that growth.
January 23 2007 - New research by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows a
widening gap between the public and private sector in terms of retirement trends and pension plans.
January 21 2007 - A recent report by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) shows that a growing number of Canadians are trapped in jobs that don't earn enough to cover the cost of rent and food. More Canadians are employed and some are paid a little more than last year, but the number working for poverty wages has also increased.
September 14 2006 - Canadian employees can expect pay raises of 3.5 per cent in 2007, according to findings from the 2006 Annual Canadian Salary Survey by Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
May 6 2005 - The Government of Canada has announced its intention to establish a Wage Earner Protection Program. This program is intended to help protect workers by providing a guaranteed payment of wages owed up to $3000 should their employer declare bankruptcy.
September 1 2004 - A recent study by American Express shows that affluent Canadians have a great lifestyle but don't define themselves by their income or believe that their wealth gives them a meaningful life.
August 14 2001 - An amendment to the Employment Insurance Regulations has taken effect which repeals Regulation 15 and changes the way undeclared earnings are calculated.
March 28 2001 - 3,500 American Express employees are to share in a $5 million celebration after the business surpassed 5-year financial targets and had a record year in 2000.
February 28 2001 - Stock options are becoming an important recruitment and retention tool for top talent in Canada.