Innovative and technology-driven compensation survey databases

Our compensation surveys are based on our deep understanding of how jobs, work and compensation are structured. We use this data to draw out meaningful insights and help you maintain competitiveness in the market. Our research reports provide topical market insights on a variety of topics.

The Benefits of Our Compensation Surveys

Simplified Participation

Use simple templates to facilitate transfers from your HRIS to jobs matched by Southlea

Holistic Perspectives

Ongoing engagement with participants to customize job matching and to ensure meaningful data matches

Improved Reporting and Insights

Use customized reporting templates to draw out insights and trends with regular bi-annual updates

Compensation Survey Offerings

The 2023 survey includes 29 Canadian asset managers with reported data for over 400 unique positions across investment and corporate disciplines at 10 levels from CEO to entry level professional. This is the only survey in the market that runs twice per year, and covers target, actual, and theoretical maximum compensation data.

We are currently developing this compensation survey to better capture the size and scope differences between executive roles that meaningfully impact compensation.

This survey captures actual and planned salary budget data from companies across Canada in a variety of industries. The survey is run twice per year (in September and January) and participants receive a free copy of the results.

Reports Based on Southlea’s Extensive Research

This year’s seventh annual research report by the Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group is entitled 2024 Global Trends in ESG Incentives: Entering the Next Phase of Maturity. The report analyzes data on ESG incentives from over 500 companies in nine countries around the world. 

View the 2024 report

In this report, we review the pay levels and design of the compensation programs offered to boards of directors in the S&P/TSX composite index.

View the 2023 report

In this report, we review the pay levels and design of the compensation programs offered to CEOs and CFOs in the S&P/TSX composite index.

View the 2023 report

Based on our extensive experience working with Human Resources Committees (HRC), we developed a toolkit and reference guide to reinforce an effective HRC. This is the first of a two-part series that outlines 13 key questions that HRCs can consider to align their programs in the best interests of the organization

Download the HRC Toolkit in English
Download the HRC Toolkit in French


Podcast – Conversations in Executive Compensation

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