The Annual Survey of Hourly-Paid Employees provides comprehensive coverage of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled hourly-paid positions; from assemblers to team leaders, from millwrights to warehouse workers, including both production and non-production job classifications, and apprentice positions. The report includes samples for many hard-to-find positions and is considered a premier source for warehouse positions.

Data for hourly-paid positions is presented for the entire province and then divided into sub-categories by geographic location, size of employer, industry, and union status. This provides users with a variety of viewpoints from which to benchmark.

Every position includes a brief job description, the average starting rate, the weighted average hourly rate, and the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles. Additionally, the provincial range is provided for each job based on the entire sample using the 10th and 90th percentiles.

The report also includes practical coverage of popular benefits and HR policies and practices, including lead hand premiums, shift premiums, overtime premiums, tool, equipment, clothing allowances, as well as stand-by and call-back pay. Detailed coverage of healthcare and dental benefits, pension plans, turnover, and many other policies and practices are also included.

“The reports are a great reference when coaching department managers on how to understand compensation guidelines.”

Content Coverage:

  • Job Evaluations Plan
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Probationary Periods
  • Hours of Work
  • Breaks
  • Public Holidays
  • Recruitment & Lay-offs
  • Smoking Policy
  • Flexible Hours/Schedules
  • Job Sharing
  • Turnover
  • Corporate Functions & Events
  • Personal Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Retirement Policies
  • Wage Increases – Actual in 2016
  • Wage Increases – Projected for 2017
  • Lead Hand Premiums
  • Shift Premiums
  • Overtime Premiums
  • Stand-by & Call Back Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Supplemental Compensation
  • Health Care Plans
  • Dental Care Plans
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Weekly Indemnity & Short-Term Disability Plans
  • Long-Term Disability Plans
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Pension Plans
  • Benefits for Retirees
  • Awards Programmes
  • Paid Memberships
  • Counselling/EAP Services

General Jobs

  • Custodian/Sanitation
  • Facilities Technician
  • General Labourer
  • General Maintenance Worker – Grade 1
  • General Maintenance Worker – Grade 2
  • Security GuardGeneral Labourer

Manufacturing & Production

  • Assembler, Electrical – Senior
  • Assembler, Electrical – Junior
  • Assembler, Mechanical – Grade 1
  • Assembler, Mechanical – Grade 2
  • Assembler, Mechanical – Grade 3
  • Assembler, Mechanical – Grade 4
  • Batch Person
  • Crane Operator
  • Grinder
  • Lathe Operator (CNC)
  • Lead Hand/Team Leader
  • Machine & Bench Operator
  • Machine Operator (CNC) – Grade 1
  • Machine Operator (CNC) – Grade 2
  • Packager Painter
  • Production Helper
  • Production Operator
  • Production Process Operator
  • Punch Press Operator – Heavy Press
  • Punch Press Operator – Light Press
  • Quality Control – Grade 1
  • Quality Control – Grade 2
  • Quality Control – Grade 3
  • Quality Control – Grade 4
  • Shear Operator Tool Crib Attendant

Warehousing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics

  • Forklift Operator
  • Inventory Control Clerk
  • Material Handler
  • Picker/Packer
  • Receiver
  • Shipper – Grade 1
  • Shipper – Grade 2
  • Shipper/Receiver
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Shipping Foreman
  • Storekeeper
  • Tractor Trailer Driver
  • Truck Driver
  • Warehouse Worker

Engineers

  • Engineer – First Class
  • Stationary Engineer

Skilled Labour

  • Carpenter
  • Electrician – Maintenance
  • Electronic Repair Technician
  • Machinist, Maintenance – Grade 1
  • Machinist, Maintenance – Grade 2
  • Machinist, Production – Grade 1
  • Machinist, Production – Grade 2
  • Mechanic, Automotive
  • Millwright, Maintenance
  • Millwright – Grade 1
  • Millwright – Grade 2
  • Mould Maker
  • Pipe fitter/Steamfitter
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Welder, Arc
  • Welder, Maintenance
  • Welder, Spot

Apprentices

  • Electrician Apprentice
  • Millwright Apprentice
  • Tool & Die Maker Apprentice

Hard to Find Jobs & Small Samples

  • Carpenter
  • Extruder Operator
  • Filling Machine Operator
  • Furnace, Kiln, Oven or Dryer Operator
  • Polish and Buff Operator
  • Punch Press – Set-up
  • Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipitating Machine Operator
  • Slitter Operator
  • Tool Room Machine Operator