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The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow

Our annual report tracking CEO pay is now in its twelfth year, with the first one published in 2008. These reports have consistently followed the average pay of the top 100 highest-paid CEOs from companies on Canada’s S&P/ TSX Composite, the largest 260-odd publicly traded companies in Canada. As always, we compiled our data this year directly from company proxy circulars as filed on SEDAR (the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval).1 All pay data is from 2017 (the most recent data available) and is stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.2 The full data tables are available in the Appendix. In a separate report, œThe Double-Pane Glass Ceiling,3 we use a broader version of this dataset to examine the gender pay gap among all top-earning executives from S&P/TSX Composite companies–not just the CEO.We looked also at the chief financial officer (CFO), the chief operations officer (COO) and others. The report finds that extreme bonus pay observed at the CEO level is also driving a yawning gender pay gap between the top male and female executives in general in corporate Canada.