WCBC’s published surveys collect information on employee compensation ranging from:

  • base salaries or wages;
  • incentive pay;
  • group insurance, retirement plans; and
  • a wide variety of policies & practices.

Data is collected from a cross-section of employers. Results give employers a picture of current market compensation levels enabling them to make decisions on how much and how to pay their employees. Every employer could benefit from having a credible source of market data.

For a limited time only: with any published survey purchase WCBC subscribers will receive a FREE copy of a supplemental report: COVID-19 HR Impact and Response which is based on a recent WCBC survey of over 200 Canadian employers and includes salary increases data (a $499 value).

Consulting Engineers Compensation, Benefits & Employment Practices Survey

Exclusive to Canadian consulting engineering firms, the survey covers over 150 positions in the following function areas:

  • engineers
  • scientists
  • technicians/technologists
  • environmental science
  • executives
  • business development
  • project management
  • finance
  • human resources
  • information technology
  • administrative support
Perks of participating

Participating stretches your HR dollars by giving you…

A 50% discount for those who decide to purchase the results

Complimentary access to CompPlus – our online sorting tool (a $1,700 value)

Complimentary report on actual & projected salary increases (a $1,700 value)

Participants entered to win a $1,000 VISA gift card

*must meet eligibility requirements
Data Collection and Reporting

Compensation data collected:

  • salary ranges
  • base salaries
  • total cash
  • quality of match
  • hours of work

Geographic regions covered:

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario

Data collection takes place from February to July.

Register, Submit Data, Save 50%.

CompEssentials includes both an excel spreadsheet and pdf report and is available for download with purchase.

WCBC segments data into the most commonly used breakdowns so you can quickly target your salary levels.

Data is both company- and incumbent-weighted.
Statistical breakdowns include:

  • Average
  • 25th percentile
  • 50th percentile
  • 75th percentile

Data is segmented by:

  • province
  • city
  • economic sector
  • revenue
  • full-time employees
  • selected industries

CompPlus, our online tool, enables you to:

  • select preferred percentiles (such as P65 or P90) and calculate how your pay compares in the market
  • segment data by:
    • province
    • city
    • economic sector
    • revenue
    • full-time employees
    • industry
  • exclude or include your organization’s data in your analysis (available to participants only)
  • apply an aging factor to the data

CompEssentials is included with CompPlus.

Participants receive complimentary access to CompPlus (a $1,700 value).

Timelines & Schedule
February: Data Collection Opens
July: Data Collection Closes
September: Results Released
October: $1,000 VISA Gift Card Winner Announced
Price List

Survey Participant Non-Participant
Clerical/Administrative Support $849.00 $1,700.00
Middle Management & Professional $849.00 $1,700.00
Information Technology $849.00 $1,700.00
Marketing & Sales $849.00 $1,700.00
Engineering & Technical $849.00 $1,700.00
Production & Distribution $849.00 $1,700.00
Executive $999.00 $2,000.00
Group Insurance & Retirement Benefits $449.00 $900.00
Compensation Policies & Practices $449.00 $900.00
Board of Directors N/A $2,000.00
Consulting Engineers

Full Price:
With Membership* Discount:
With Membership* + Loyalty† Discounts:





*Organizations which are members of the ACEC-BC or Consulting Engineers of Alberta receive a 15% discount.
Organizations which also participated in 2018 or 2019 receive an additional 30% discount.

Note: Reports are offered exclusively for the internal compensation planning activities of individual employers. Reports are not available to libraries, career placement centers, HR consulting firms or any other entity that could re-sell the data, make it available to the general public or use the data in its commercial activities. WCBC reserves to right to accept or decline participation/purchase requests.

Data collection runs from February to July. Participants in any of our surveys receive a 50% discount when they purchase the results*.

*Survey results are available year round.

Not sure which survey is most appropriate? Need more information? Please contact us:

Contact: Krista Friesen


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