Accounting and finance professionals in Canada can expect to make more money in 2019. According to the 2019 Hays Canada Salary Guide, they can expect some of the highest salary increases compared to other sectors.
While many companies in other sectors are holding off, finance firms are positioned to offer salary increases.
“Bucking the trend are Canadian accountants, as Canada’s accounting and finance employers lead the pack when it comes to salary increases. Wage hikes are expected to be higher in this sector than in all others with 28 percent of employers expecting to increase salaries more than three percent (compared with 24 percent across all sectors),” says Colin Ellis on Canadian Accountant.
There are a number of factors that are attributed to the salary increases:
These factors have all contributed to the expected salary increases for accounting and finance talent in Canada in 2019. Employees have the upper hand and they know it.
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