Canadians can expect to see their salaries rise next year, but not by as much as this year, according to a new survey of employers.
The average salary will increase by 2.6% in 2014, said the Hay Group, which polled more than 500 private- and public-sector employers in June and July.
Oil-and-gas workers should see the biggest change, with a 4% increase, followed by service workers (3.3%), credit union employees (3.2%), chemical workers (3.1%) and utilities workers (3%).
The lowest increases will be for those in leisure and hospitality (2%), and retail, consumer durables and forestry/paper (2.1%).
The average salary was projected to go up 2.9% in 2013, which was reached in some sectors, but current forecasts still lag behind the pre-economic downturn projections of 3.7%.
Public-sector salaries are expected to increase at a lower rate than those in the private sector: 2.3% and 2.7%, respectively.
Canada is on par with France and Italy, but behind the U.S. and the U.K.