Human resources company says Alberta to have lowest salary increases in 2016

A human resources consulting company says next year Alberta will likely have the lowest salary increases in Canada.

CALGARY — A human resources consulting company says next year Alberta will likely have the lowest salary increases in Canada.

Toronto-based Morneau Shepell says employers it has surveyed across the country expect salaries to rise by 2.5 per cent next year.

But it says the figure for Alberta will be 2.2 per cent.

These forecasts come in the face of the drop in oil prices.

Last year the company said Alberta salary increases in 2015 would be around 3.4 per cent, among the highest in the country.

Earlier this week Calgary-based energy giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. announced it is cutting the pay of all its salaried workers by up to 10 per cent.

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