Unionized employees

Wages and pay ranges for unionized jobs are established through collective bargaining between the City of Hamilton and bargaining agents representing unionized workers.

Pay information for unionized jobs is in each collective agreement or at your union’s office.

Non-unionized employees

Salary ranges for non-union jobs are part of a plan with 15 pay bands. The plan is reviewed annually by an external expert to ensure Hamilton's pay competitiveness in relation to 11 other municipalities that are similar in size and structure to the City of Hamilton. Those municipalities are Brampton, Durham, Halton, London, Mississauga, Niagara, Ottawa, Peel, Waterloo, Windsor and York.

How and when employees are paid

Salaried employees are paid for standard hours worked in a two-week period with a Friday pay date. Any additional hours such as shift or overtime are paid for a two-week period one week after the pay period. Docking for absences is also processed for a two week period one week after the pay period.

Wage employees are paid at least one week after the pay period ends with a Friday pay date.

Standard pay deductions

Standard pay deductions that you will see on your pay stub include:

  • OMERS pension plan (for those that are enrolled in the pension plan)
  • Canadian income tax (T4)
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
  • Employment Insurance (EI)

Other pay deductions that may apply

Other pay deductions that you may see on your pay stub include:

  • Union dues
  • Parking
  • YW/YMCA memberships
  • Bonds
  • Garnishments
  • Computer purchase program
  • Charity