Human Resources

The Conference Board of Canada is a trusted source of evidence-based human capital research and development. Through a combination of timely and relevant data, insights, trends, analysis and peer-to-peer learning, we help leaders enhance their organizations’ strategic and competitive position as they develop and execute HR plans—and build the future of our country.

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Recent Reports

Compen­sation Planning Outlook 2020

This benchmarking report provides the most up-to-date data, essential for any organization looking to secure the talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Based on the insights gleaned from hundreds of organizations who participated in the 2020 Compensation Planning Outlook Survey.


Using evidence for better informed decisions: Resources for Canadian human resource leaders

A playbook to help senior human resources leaders—and their teams—understand the value of using evidence to make decisions in the age of digital HR. Learn how HR can generate and use evidence—including HR analytics—to support decision-making across the whole organization.

Report and Curriculum

Acting on the Cannabis Act

More than a year after receiving royal assent, the ripple effects of the Cannabis Act are still being felt. With the world watching, and without clear direction, Canadian businesses are leading the way forward by...

Report—32 pages

Employee Benefits Benchmarking in Canada

Learn what a comprehensive Employee Benefits plan looks like in Canada. Updated and improved for 2019, this report summarizes data from a survey of 217 organizations covering over 1.2 million employees across Canada. Employee Benefits Benchmarking in Canada report, provides sound data to help mid- to large-sized employers benchmark themselves against other similar organizations.


Fit for duty: Alcohol and drug testing in Canadian workplaces

More Canadians tried cannabis in 2019 than ever before. Beyond this, over half a million current cannabis users acknowledge they have consumed cannabis before or during work—an unsettling finding for those organizations operating in safety-sensitive environments.

Report—30 pages

Employee Benefits Benchmarking in Canada

Benchmark yourself against your peers on employer-sponsored benefits programs.

Report—116 pages

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Upcoming events

What employers need to know about COVID-19 – updated advice for employers

Governments are taking extraordinary steps to control the spread of the virus —asking everyone to avoid unnecessary travel outside their homes, restricting border crossings, closing non-essential businesses and shuttering places where groups of people gather.

Free webinar
April 8, 2020

Mental Health in the Capital 2021

Disability claims for mental health issues have become a top concern for Canadian employers. Organizations have adopted mental wellness strategies to help employees thrive and to protect psychological safety … but how effective are these strategies?

March 30–31, 2021 | Ottawa

Featured Researcher

Monica Haberl

Senior Research Associate & Network Manager

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Custom Research

Human capital is an important investment. Stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing world.

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