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2013 Projected Salary Increases in Manitoba Cautiously Optimistic

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (December 14, 2012) – People First HR Services has released the 2013 results of its annual Manitoba Compensation Planning Report.   With survey data from more than 130 Manitoba employers, the report shows that on average, Manitoba workers saw a 3% increase in their compensation in 2012.  Looking forward to 2013, employers are currently projecting average salary increases to for 2013 to be 2.9%.  Though this appears down relative to 2012, historically employers are cautious when making their estimates.  Real increases in 2013 are likely to increase to at least the 2012 levels.   Businesses that want to stay competitive should be budgeting accordingly.

“Manitoba employers are continuing to proceed with cautious optimism,” says Colleen Coates, the National Practice Leader for Total Rewards with People First HR Services. “It is clear that staying competitive on salaries in Manitoba, not unlike other provinces, is still a hot button issue for organizations as they compete to attract and retain top talent,” says Coates.

The 2013 Manitoba Compensation Planning Report offers insight into salary increases organizations provided in 2012 and what they are projecting in 2013, broken down by sector, industry, organizational level and geographical dispersion.  With answers to other common compensation-related questions plaguing organizations today, this 90 plus page report captures compensation trends gathered from data provided by organizations in Manitoba’s private, public and non-profit sectors.  This information is vital for employers who want to remain competitive in the employment market.

Interested organizations can go to for information on how to purchase this report. Organizations ordering prior to December 31, 2012 also receive a complimentary salary projection calculator.

People First HR Services is one of the largest HR Consulting, Recruiting, and Career Management firms in Manitoba.  Founded in 2000 in Winnipeg, People First`s vision is to be the most trusted provider of people solutions to Canadian business.  We contribute substantially to the success of our clients by working with them to: recruit top talent; discover the full potential of each of their employees; and realize the collective strength of a highly-engaged workforce.

In March 2009, People First joined with People Corporation (TSX VENTURE: PEO), a national provider of group benefits, group retirement and human resource services headquartered in Winnipeg.   With offices across Canada, People Corporation is a leading consolidator of independent employee benefits, pension and consulting practices in Canada.


Colleen Coates
National Practice Leader – Total Rewards, People First HR Services