Canadian Pay, Rewards and Compensation Articles

Ontario Minimum Wage
October 1 2023 - The general minimum wage is $16.55 per hour until September 30, 2024.

Alberta Minimum Wage
Updated March 13 2023 - In 2016 Alberta's provincial government decided to move towards a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2018.

Total Rewards Strategy Differentiates Organizations From Competitors
March 2 2023 - Talent attraction and retention are critical organizational functions in a competitve jobs market.

Accurate and Timely Payroll Valued
May 15 2021 - How do employers attract and retain Generation Z and Millennial staff. It seems that the answer lies in the payroll function.

Saskatchewan Minimum Wage
June 5 2020 - Saskatchewan will continue its status as the province with the lowest minimum wage in Canada.

New Brunswick Minimum Wage
April 1 2018 - New Brunswick's minimum wage increased to $11.25 per hour from $11 per hour on April 1 2018.

PEI Minimum Wage
April 1 2018 - The Prince Edward Island minimum wage increased by 30 cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1, 2018.

Nova Scotia Minimum Wage
April 1 2017 - On April 1, Nova Scotia's minimum wage rose by 15 cents, to $10.85 an hour and $10.35 for inexperienced employees.

Manitoba - Minimum Wage Increase Announced
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.

Santa In The Office
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 festive season.

New Brunswick Wage Gap
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 in 2007.

Santa Claus All Year For Top CEOs
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.

A Third Don't Take Their Vacation Time
August 23 2007 - A recent on-line survey by 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.

Directors' Average Pay Nearly CDN$120,000
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.

Pensions: Widening Gap Between Public and Private
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.

Growing Poverty Casts Shadow
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.

Wage Earner Protection Program
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.

Money Isn't Everything ... But It Helps
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.

Amendments to Employment Insurance on undeclared earnings
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.

American Express extends bonuses and stock plans to all staff
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.

Stock options have arrived in Canada
February 28 2001 - Stock options are becoming an important recruitment and retention tool for top talent in Canada.