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March 2003     Vol. 4, no. 3

Taking stock of equity compensation

Jacqueline Luffman

  • According to the 1999 Workplace and Employee Survey, about 816,000 or 10% of employees had a stock purchase plan.
  • Over a third of employees in the computer and telecommunications (CT) sector had a stock purchase plan in 1999.
  • The median hourly wage of stock purchase plan participants was $22, about $7 more than those with no plan. Overall, the prevalence of stock purchase plans rose with wages and salaries.


Jacqueline Luffman is currently on leave. For further information on this article, contact Sophie Lefebvre of the Labour and Household Surveys Analysis Division at (613) 951-5870 or

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