Meeting an expat’s pay expectations

Salary, premiums, allowances and incentives should be considered
By Zachary Pedersen
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/13/2013

Asking an employee to move to another country for business purposes can be a wise — albeit potentially costly — request.

It is important to be clear about the nature of the assignment upfront with the employee, says Ronny Aoun, an associate partner with Aon Hewitt in Montreal.

“Key factors to consider when determining an expatriate's base salary are the nature of the assignment, the duration of such assignment… and, most importantly, the intention in terms of employment continuity at the end of the foreign assignment,” he says.