Labour Policy

— Mar 3, 2020
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec, 2020

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec finds that public-sector employees in the Quebec—including municipal, provincial and federal government workers—received 9.2 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector last year, and also enjoyed more generous pensions, earlier retirement, more personal leave and greater job security.

— Feb 6, 2020
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Uneven Recovery: Job Creation in Ontario’s Urban Centres between 2008 and 2018

Uneven Recovery: Job Creation in Ontario’s Urban Centres between 2008 and 2018, which compares the job-creation numbers of various regions across Ontario, finds that 90.8 per cent of all net job-creation in the province since the 2008/09 recession occurred in the GTA and Ottawa.

— Jan 30, 2020
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Atlantic Canada

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Atlantic Canada finds that public-sector employees in the four Atlantic provinces—including municipal, provincial and federal government workers—received 11.9 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector in 2018, and also enjoyed more generous pensions, earlier retirement, more time off for personal leave and greater job security.

— Jan 3, 2020
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The Truth about CEO and Worker Compensation

The Truth about CEO and Worker Compensation finds that much of the sensationalism about CEO compensation is based on myths and misperceptions. In fact, CEO compensation in Canada largely reflects the nature of the job, the skills required and the global demand for top talent. And the pay gap between CEOs and workers identified in some studies is often overestimated—sometimes by as much as 81 per cent—as a result of faulty comparisons.

— Nov 28, 2019
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Ontario, 2019

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Ontario finds that public-sector employees in Ontario—including municipal, provincial and federal government workers—received 10.3 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector last year, and also enjoyed more generous pensions, earlier retirement, more personal leave and greater job security.

— Nov 28, 2019
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia, 2019

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia finds that government employee wages in B.C. were 5.8 per cent higher (on average) than wages for comparable workers in the province’s private sector, and government employees also enjoy more generous benefits.

— Nov 26, 2019
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Alberta, 2019

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Alberta finds that public-sector employees in Alberta—including municipal, provincial and federal government workers—received 9.3 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector last year, and also enjoyed more generous pensions, earlier retirement, more personal leave and greater job security.

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