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Is it true that Canada's Big4 pay less than US but in Canada's B4 you work no more than 40hours?

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Uh pay is very bad but hours are equally as bad in cities that are perpetually understaffed like Vancouver.

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If we break it down: Pay less: true Work no more than 40: false Work less than American offices: true (at least in my experience).

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🤣 I know some people from Canada EY. They work ungodly hours for half the salary.

I worked in vancouver office before leaving. Wages are brutal - although my hours were decent. Was no more than 55 hours a week. Depends on the team as some of my friends worked 80 lol. Most people just leave to secure the bag elsewhere like me after senior

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Not public accounting hah, not for me. Controller for medium sized group of companies.

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Yes, they are separate companies. KPMG Canada is separate to KPMG US. Each country pays based on local pay/salaries/cost of living.

Pay is dramatically less, and hours are a lot - but not insane.

I was in Montreal office. Pay is the lowest in Canada in general, but cost of living is low in general (low rent/mortgage, lower insurance cost, etc). The hours were just as horrendous as any other big city office. The approach in Canada in general is to grind and suffer in the private sector and leverage the experience to land a permanent Federal Crown Corp job with great pension, 6 weeks vacation, 32 hour work weeks.

@E3 and A1 - I should specify I've worked on learning French, but at the time we were looking at moving I didn't and we felt it would hold me back from certain jobs. I still get the sense if I work at one of the major downtown offices I'd be fine and could learn French while there but it was not a chance that either of his wanted to take early in my career. Bear in mind going up to Quebec with a native French speaker also likely morphed my perspective since she just spoke to everyone in French and translated, made me truly feel like a fish out of water.

Im on public audits and work more than 50 hours. Work on weekends too. My associates also work more than 50 hours each week.

Vancouverite here: Pay is less, cost of living is high but we work a lot of hours depending on the line of service.

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