There are three major sources of compensation: a share of the employer’s gross revenue, a share from the employer and a share for expenses.
The Canadian government pays the share of gross revenue and it’s paid to workers at the lowest end of the income scale.
For more on what the government pays to employees, read How Much Is Your Employer Paying?
A share of income can be split up as a bonus or a share that’s paid out to employees on a weekly basis.
If you’re earning less than the minimum wage, it may be a good idea to ask your employer for a share and then split it up among your colleagues.
If you’re making more than the maximum wage, there may be some other incentives to work less, so you should consider that too.
To learn more about how the Canadian government distributes income, click here to see our article on the subject.
This is not to say that you shouldn’t ask your manager for a raise if you’re doing well.
This is why a good manager will make you a deal.
But if you want to make sure you don’t have to compromise your pay and benefits, it’s a good sign that your employer isn’t paying for it.