Spa Industry Research

Survey: Canadian Spa Industry Compensation Survey

This survey was developed by the SIAC Membership Committee and designed to capture high level information about some common compensation questions, including rates of pay for various roles, retail sales as a percentage of sales, spa partner sales and education team compensation. This survey is open to all spas and spa partners (product and service providers). This survey is not open to schools at this time. 

The deadline for participation in the survey is December 15, 2015.  To receive a copy of this survey, please call 800.704.6393 or email info [at]


Report: The Need to Professionalize Estheticians April 15, 2015 - written by Kathryn Gallagher, MBA, Advisor Marion Joppe, PhD

In 2015, Spa Industry Association of Canada hosted a survey conducted by Kathryn Gallagher, MBA and Marion Joppe, PhD, investigating how our industry felt about estheticians becoming a self-regulated profession. Your participation in this survey provided a valuable contribution to establishing where the industry as a whole stands and in providing information that could be used to improve esthetician standards.


The following research, reports and resources are free to the public.

Additional reports are available to SIAC-ACIS Members in the Members Only area of the website.  If you are a member and have forgotten your username &/or password, please contact

If you would like more information on membership please contact


Find out what is going on in the spa world. The Global Wellness Summit reports.







Evidence-Based Medicine Portal for Spa & Wellness Therapies


Leading Spas of Canada partners with International Spa Association to secure Canadian spa industry research - 2009


Coyle Hospitality Group  - Spas

Spa Choice Statistics  - August 2009

50 Things your Clients Say - August 2009

Census Snapshot - 2006

Census data showed 36,500 working estheticians, electrologists and related occupations, up 57.4% from 2001. This growth could be a reflection of Canada’s expanding spa industry.


The Canadian Tourism Industry has a long and supportive relationship with the spa industry in Canada. There are several research documents available for download and information about on going programs located at  See CTC's most recent research on the Canadian Spa Industry.

In 2006, CTC published several very useful industry reports that are available for download on their corporate site or click on the document listed below.  

Spa, Health & Wellness Sector - Foreign Competitor Profiles - April 2006

CTC  &  Leading Spas of Canada along with Provincial associations collaborated to put Canada on the international wellness map. Read more about this exciting project

2006 - Identifying the Spa Traveler

2006 - Canadian Spa Sector Profile

LSC 2005 Spa-Goers Report (2008 Report available to current LSC Members in the LSC Resource section of the members login area) - February 2007

Canadian Tourism Commission's 2009 Domestic Marketing Campaign - Opportunities to Buy-in - Feb 2009

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