Are Canadian workers stepping up to the bargaining table? According to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half, just over one-third of Canadian professionals surveyed (36 per cent) tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer. The majority of those who didn’t negotiate said they were happy with the salary offered (59 per cent), followed by 19 per cent, who said they wanted more money but were uncomfortable negotiating.

Additional Canadian findings:

  • Canadian professionals making more than $100,000 per year (41 per cent) were most likely to negotiate an offer.
  • Two-fifths of men (40 per cent) asked for more money, versus 31 per cent of women.
  • In a separate survey of managers, more than one-third of respondents (39 per cent) said they typically discuss pay with job candidates during the first in-person interview; 25 per cent wait for the second meeting and 13 per cent bring it up when making the job offer. 10 per cent talk about compensation during the initial phone or video screening.