Pay Equity Consulting


Gallagher McDowall Associates has been consulting on pay equity since the legislation was first enacted in Ontario. Pay equity was our first area of focus as a firm – and it is a key and active area of focus today.

Although our roots are linked to Ontario pay equity, we work with clients across all the major pay equity jurisdictions to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance, including employers with operations in Quebec and federally regulated organizations.

Gallagher McDowall Associates has extensive experience developing and updating pay equity plans in both unionized and non-union environments.

We also have a proven track record helping organizations to implement and maintain job evaluation systems that support pay equity compliance. (See our Job Evaluation and Job Measurement section for more details.)

At Gallagher McDowall Associates, we have a well-defined process for addressing pay equity that addresses all the considerations required to achieve and maintain pay equity. Whether your organization is dealing with pay equity in a single province or across multiple jurisdictions, we can help you:

  • Ensure you have the right type of job evaluation plan(s) to achieve and maintain pay equity
  • Complete the evaluation of jobs
  • Conduct pay equity analysis
  • Identify any pay equity gaps and define approaches for addressing them
  • Develop or update pay equity plans
  • Engage union representatives effectively in the pay equity process
  • Provide support and counsel during a pay equity audit or when responding to a pay equity complaint
  • Mediate compensation disputes

As seasoned pay equity experts, we are well-versed with all the approved methodologies for undertaking pay equity analysis, including job-to-job comparisons, proportional value (regression), and the proxy method used specifically in the Ontario public sector.

Through our work, we regularly interface Pay Equity Commission representatives and Review Officers and stay in touch with the latest pay equity issues and emerging trends. We also work with and accept referrals from Employment lawyers.

Contact us to find out more about how Gallagher McDowall Associates can help you with your Pay Equity needs.